REVIEW: Follies, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Stephen Sondheim's Follies at National Theatre

Follies National Theatre, 8th September 2017 5 Stars Book Follies Tickets Folly is an interesting concept: it has fascinated the western mind all the way from Erasmus of Rotterdam’s philosphical contemplation, through the artificial landscaping constructions that adorn the estates of Stowe and Stourhead, Ermenonville and Versailles, to the variety entertainments of late 19th century Paris, and into the area which principally concerns this epic musical divertissement based upon the idea: the expensive and spectacular early 20th century Broadway revues of Florenz Ziegfeld. Oddly, a lot of time seems to have been spent worrying about whether this show, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book – or at least ‘scenes’ – by James Goldman, is ‘really’ a musical or just some kind of astonishing hybrid failure: its original producer Harold Prince dubbed it a ‘long-running flop’.  While these practical questions have merit, they detract from the actual … Read more

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

Imelda Staunton To Star In Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Imelda Staunton to appear in Gypsy at The Savoy Theatre

Sonia Friedman will produce a new production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited 13 week season. 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 home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. Imelda Staunton returns to the West End stage following her Olivier Award-winning performance as Mama Rose in Gypsy, she has been nominated for eleven Oliviers, winning four. Conleth Hill is currently best known for his role as Lord Varys in HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? will … Read more

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