Jez Buttwerworth’s new play The Ferryman has become the fastest selling play in the history of the Royal Court Theatre. As a result, it has been announced that the play will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre for 16 weeks from 20 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale. Rural Derry, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor. Multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine will be joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly in the production directed by Sam Mendes. The cast will also include Bríd Brennan, Turlough Convery, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Gerard Horan, Carla Langley, Des McAleer, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Eugene O’Hare and Niall Wright with … Read more
The National Theatre has announced that after five years in London, their award-winning production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time playing at the Gielgud Theatre will close on Saturday 3 June 2017. The show will undertake a second UK tour starting in January 2017. Adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens, the production is the recipient of seven Olivier Awards including Best Play, more than any other single play in West End history. By the time it closes The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time will have played over 1600 performances and been seen by over 1 million people in London and 2.5 million people worldwide. National Theatre Executive Director, Lisa Burger said: ‘Audiences in London and across the country have embraced Marianne Elliott’s groundbreaking production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Our first tour of Curious Incident … Read more
We recently paid a visit to the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre. Here are our top 5 reasons to see this remarkable piece of theatre:- 1) The test of time To withstand the test of time in London’s West End is no mean feat – particularly during a recession. As with The National Theatre’s runaway success War Horse, the enduring popularity of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time came to many as a surprise; not because it wasn’t worthy of sell-out shows and five star reviews – far from it – but simply because in 2012, when Curious Incident premiered at the Cottesloe Theatre, times were particularly tough for everyone. Since then Curious Incident has been unstoppable, receiving seven Olivier Awards and taking home Best New Play at the 2013 Whatsonstage Awards. Even when … Read more
The Audience, written by Peter Morgan, starring Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, is one of those rare theatrical experiences which embraces and delivers all of the possibilities in a rich, perfectly-pitched and played meditation on the UK Monarchy, the office of Prime Minister and the state of the evolving UK society…If all West End productions were this good, London would expire from sheer pleasure.