Royal Court Theatre announces cast for Jim Cartwright’s play Road

  The Royal Court Theatre has announced casting for its forthcoming production of Jim Cartwright’s award-winning play Road which is to be presented from 21 July to  9 September 2017. The cast includes Michelle Fairley (The Weir – West End and Broadway, Dancing at Lughnasa – Old Vic), Mark Hadfield ( The Libertine – West End and Bath, The Painkiller– West End), Faye Marsay (TV- Bancroft, Game Of Thrones), Mike Noble (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time – National, Game – Almeida), Dan Parr (Romeo and Juliet, Kes – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hamlet – Barbican) Lemn Sissay (The Report – Royal Court, Refugee Boy – West Yorkshire Playhouse), June Watson (Escaped Alone – Royal Court and New York, The Cripple of Inishman – West End and Broadway), Liz White (The One With The Oven – Royal Court, Electra – Old Vic) and Shane Zaza (Hang and Oxford … Read more

McBurney’s The Encounter comes to Manchester this March

The Encounter at Home Manchester

The Encounter, Simon McBurney’s spell-binding solo performance for Complicite, the big hit of last year’s Edinburgh Festival, opens its UK tour at Home in Manchester. Threading scenes of his own life with details of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre’s journey, Simon McBurney incorporates objects and sound effects into this solo performance to evoke the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The show’s ground-breaking binaural sound (3D audio) design, by Olivier Award Winner Gareth Fry, is transmitted to the audience through provided headphones and plugs into the power of the imagination, questioning our perceptions of time and our own consciousness. The captioned performance on 17 March will trial Talking Birds’ The Difference Engine, a discreet new tool for making events and performances accessible to deaf or hard of hearing audience members through captioning to a mobile device – smartphone or tablet. Simon McBurney has created and acted in more than 30 productions … Read more

Game director returns to the Almeida to take on world premiere

Boy at the Almeida Theatre

Sacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Boy by Leo Butler, after her directorial success in 2015 with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett. Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including contemporary designers Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations) and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson’s Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier). Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry. Wares is associate director at the Young Vic and was previously Associate Director of the Royal Court from 2007-2013. Previous directorial credits include Wild Swans and Generations at the Young Vic, Sucker Punch, My Child and Credible Witness at the Royal Court, Random at the Royal Court and UK Tour, Trade at the Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Soho Theatre. Butler’s playwriting credits include Alison! A … Read more

Jim Broadbent Stars in A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol Starring Jim Broadbent at the Noel Coward Theatre

Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol returns to the London stage later this year in a new version adapted by Patrick Barlow and starring Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent. Jim Broadbent will be joined by an exciting group of performers who will bring characters from Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit to life as part of Dicken’s tale of grief, ghoulish ghosts, greed and eleventh-hour redemption. A Christmas Carol is to be directed by Olivier award-winning Phelim McDermott, Artistic Director of Improbable, one of Britain’s most inventive theatre companies, responsible for the iconic production Shockheaded Peter. Design will be by Tom Pye and Toby Sedgwick will act as Dirctor of Movement with lighting design by Peter Mumford and sound design by Gareth Fry. In the spirit of the season A Christmas Carol and The Mackintosh Foundation are proud to be supporting St Martin-In-The-Fields Christmas Appeal by donating 50 pence for each ticket … Read more

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child To Open Summer 2016

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child To Open In The West End in Summer 2016

It has been announced that Harry Potter will come to the West End Stage in Summer 2016 in a new play entitled Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. The play will be based on an original story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, the play by Jack Thorne will open at the Palace Theatre. Rowling has already stated that the play will not be a Potter prequel. Little else is known about the play but Jack Thorne made the following Twitter comment “Re Harry Potter, can’t say anything, other than playing in jk_rowling‘s sandpit is the greatest honour & the greatest fun”. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will be directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett, with set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick. Tickets … Read more

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