Audience Eating Ban Means No Munching During Virginia Woolf!

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A statement released today has announced that a ban on eating during performances of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf will be enforced during the run of the show at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre. In a move that is sure to delight hard-core theatre fans the statement made the following policy decisions public:- Out of consideration for the actors and for fellow audience members, we ask that no food be consumed during the performance, whilst food purchased at bars in the theatre may be eaten before the show, or during one of its two breaks. Drinks will be allowed into the auditorium in plastic cups. Latecomers are also not being admitted during the performance, with those who leave the auditorium not able to return until an interval. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? stars Imelda Staunton and Conleith Hill and is now in previews. In recent times Staunton has been critical of … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Rehearsals Begin For Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

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We are pleased to bring you some great first look rehearsal photos by Johan Persson for the new West End production of Edward Albee’s classic American drama Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolfe which opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited 13 week season from 22 February 2017. This will be the first production of the play since Albee’s death last September. The play will be directed by James Macdonald and stars Imelda Staunton as Martha, Conleth Hill as George, Imogen Poots as Honey and Luke Treadaway as Nick. Made into a classic film by Mike Nichols starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf is a rollercoaster ride through a dysfunctional relationship. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their … Read more

Sunny Afternoon Trailer Watched By 175000 people in 24 hours

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The new trailer for Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks Musical was watched by more than 175,000 in the first 24 hours of its release on Tuesday. With music and lyrics by Ray Davies, a new book by Joe Penhall and direction by Edward Hall, Sunny Afternoon depicts the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Set against the back-drop of a Britain caught mid-swing between the conservative 50s and riotous 60s, this production explores the euphoric highs and agonising lows of one of Britain’s most iconic bands and the irresistible music that influenced generations. Featuring some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band’s debut release. Sunny Afternoon is continuing its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Listen To Preview Tracks From The Sunny Afternoon Cast Album

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Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has released four preview tracks from the official cast recording album, released later this month, with a further three tracks still to be released. All 29 tracks on the album are performed entirely by members of the company, with John Dagleish as Ray Davies, George Maguire as Dave Davies, Ned Derrington as Pete Quaife and Adam Sopp as Mick Avory. Ray Davies said: “We used the cast members to play as a band rather than hire session musicians, which is very unusual. Everyone rose to the challenge magnificently. It was the first time they had been in the studio as a group which gave the record a feeling of vitality, energy and innocence of a band just starting out. In a way it was … Read more

Sunny Afternoon Extends Booking Period To 31 January 2015

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Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies and new book by Joe Penhall, will open on 28 October. The cast of Sunny Afternoon is currently in rehearsals with director Edward Hall, Ray Davies and Joe Penhall. An official cast recording album has been produced by Ray Davies at his Konk studios, and will be released in October on Chrysalis BMG. The theatre auditorium will be re-configured for the run of the hit show. In addition to a catwalk thrusting out into the auditorium, audiences will have the opportunity to watch Sunny Afternoon … Read more