The Original Theatre Company will present a UK tour of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest in 2018. Starting at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on 24 January 2018 the show will star Gwen Taylor (Coronation Street, Calendar Girls UK Tour) as Lady Bracknell alongside Susan Penhaligon (Cabaret UK Tour, Upstairs Downstairs) as Miss Prism. Oscar Wilde’s greatly admired and much loved comedy The Importance Of Being Earnest follows Jack Worthing’s endeavours to marry Algernon’s cousin, the beautiful Gwendolen. But first he must convince the fearsome Lady Bracknell of his respectability. Wilde’s classic play looks at the clash of town and country in a story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags. The Importance Of Being Earnest will be directed by The Original Theatre Company’s Artistic Director, Alastair Whatley, with set and costume designs by Gabriella Slade, sound and music by Giles Thomas and lighting by Alan Valentine. The … Read more
Producers The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres have given us these great preview images from the rehearsal rooms of the UK Tour of Emlyn Williams’s Night Must Fall. Emlyn Williams wrote Night Must Fall in 1935 and played the lead role in the first stage production. The play was noted for its exploration of the killer’s complex psychological state, a step forward for its genre. Robert Montgomery starred in the film version in 1937 and Albert Finney in the 1964 re-make. This new production of Night Must Fall stars Gwen Taylor (TV’s Barbara, Driving Miss Daisy at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre, Calendar Girls UK Tour), Daragh O’Malley (TV’s Sharpe, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Manchester’s Royal Exchange), Niamh McGrady (TV’s The Fall and Holby City, Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, West End and Broadway) and Will Featherstone (Dr. Scroggy’s War, Romeo and Juliet, … Read more
Salisbury Playhouse and The Original Theatre Company in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present a national tour of the Psychological thriller Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams. The production will be directed by Luke Sheppard. When charming, smooth-talking Dan arrives at old Mrs Bramson’s remote woodland home, he soon ingratiates his way into her life and that of her niece, Olivia. But when a local woman goes missing and is later found murdered, Olivia begins to suspect her aunt’s new private assistant. She resolves to find out the truth. Emlyn Williams wrote Night Must Fall in 1935 and played the lead role in the first stage production. The play was noted for its exploration of the killer’s complex psychological state, a step forward for its genre. Robert Montgomery starred in the film version in 1937 and Albert Finney in the 1964 re-make. Niamh McGrady and Will Featherstone will star as … Read more
We’re pleased to be bringing you this first look at the film adaptation of The Lady In The Van. Lady in the Van is adapted from the Alan Bennett play of the same name and is directed by Nicholas Hytner, who directed the original production at the Queen’s Theatre. Lady in the Van stars Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent and Gwen Taylor and arrives in cinemas in November 2015. The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. We’re looking forward to this one.