Danny Boyle Presents Star Studded Dramatic Fund-Raiser

Danny Boyle

Fifteen children growing up in a poor and remote part of rural South Africa have inspired Academy Award winner Danny Boyle to bring their stories to life in London as part of a hard hitting special theatre production starring James McAvoy, Academy Award Nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Josh Hartnett, Christopher Eccleston, Zawe Ashton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The Children’s Monologues dramatise the testimonies of young children growing up in Rammulotsi, a small rural township in the Free State province of South Africa. Invited to write about a day they will never forget, the Children’s Monologues retell the stories of young people expressing personal experiences in their own words, in their native Sesotho language. While some monologues capture moments of childish joy and wonder, many stories tell of desperate circumstances: what it is like to watch their parents die because of inadequate medical treatment, discover their mother has been gang raped … Read more

Olivier Awards 2015 – Nominations Announced

James McAvoy to co-host the 2015 Olivier Award nominations

The nominations for the 2015 Olivier Awards were announced today by James McAvoy and Lesley Manville. The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Opera House on April 12, 2015. FULL NOMINATIONS LIST FOR THE OLIVIER AWARDS 2015 WITH MASTERCARD BEST REVIVAL A View From The Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s Theatre A Streetcar Named Desire at Young Vic The Crucible at Old Vic My Night With Reg at Donmar Warehouse & Apollo Theatre Skylight at Wyndham’s Theatre BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE David Calder for The Nether at Duke of York’s Theatre Richard Goulding for King Charles III at Almeida Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre John Light for Taken At Midnight at Theatre Royal Haymarket Nathaniel Parker for Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies at Aldwych Theatre BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Phoebe Fox for A View From The Bridge at Young Vic & Wyndham’s … Read more

Olivier Award Nominations Announced 9 March

Olivier Award winner Lesley Manville.

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard will be announced by internationally acclaimed actors Lesley Manville and James McAvoy on Monday 9 March at Rosewood London, and simultaneously live streamed to audiences worldwide at 12:00 GMT (08:00 USA EDT) at www.olivierawards.com Lesley Manville, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2014 for her searing performance in Ghosts, and multiple Olivier Award nominated James McAvoy, currently wowing audiences in The Ruling Class at the Trafalgar Studios, will be joined by some of London’s leading stage personalities and industry figures to celebrate the achievements of London theatre in 2014/15. The announcement covers all of the eligible categories for 2015 including the four shortlisted nominees for the This Morning Audience Award – the only Olivier Award voted for by the public. The Olivier Awards with MasterCard are the UK’s most prestigious stage honours and the star-studded ceremony will take … Read more

REVIEW: The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios ✭✭✭✭

James McAvoy and Kathryn Drysdale in The Ruling Class at Traflagar Studios

James McAvoy is a true, blistering, white-hot star who lights up every moment he is on stage, whose smile and darting, impressive eyes can say whatever he wants them to say; utterly mercurial, hilarious and wild one moment, malevolent and disturbed in the next, then sad or insane or calculating or sexy – or all of those at once.