The cast has been announced for the world premiere of a new stage adaptation of Jack Rosenthal’s classic British film, The Knowledge. Steven Pacey, Celine Abrahams, James Alexandrou, Jenna Augen, Louise Callaghan, Ben Caplan, Michael Chance, Alice Felgate and Fabien Frankel have joined the show which runs at Charing Cross Theatre from 4 September to 11 November. It will be directed by Maureen Lipman who … Read more
Maureen Lipman is to direct the world stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal’s The Knowledge at the Charing Cross Theatre in September 2017. Based on the iconic 1979 film which Lipman played a leading role in, The Knowledge has special significance for Lipman as she is Rosenthal’s widow. Set against the backdrop of the harsh economic times in 1979, the play follows the hilarious struggles … Read more
McIntosh’s achievement with the set is world class, and the magical sense of the way the set changes works beautifully to mirror the magic of a world where the future can be predicted by a six foot three and one half inches white rabbit called Harvey. Nigel Haft is luminous in his short scene, a twinkle of joy in his eye, an easy, laconic verve about him. Maureen Lipman is marvellously uptight as Veta, but not even Lipman can shoulder the burden of the play on her own, even in McIntosh’s splendid set and wearing the fabulous frocks he designed for her.
The new production of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey directed by Lindsay Posner and starring James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons, will play a limited season at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 17 March until Saturday 2 May. The production will first open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February. After Birmingham, … Read more
It was announced today that the new production of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey will play a limited season at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket starting on 17th March 2015 following its tour. The play which stars James Dreyfus as Elwood P Dowd and Maureen Lipman as Veta Louise Simmons. Also in the cast are David Bamber as William R. Chumley, Desmond Barrit as Judge … Read more
Maureen Lipman will be joining James Dreyfus in Lindsay Posner’s new production of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey, which will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, prior to a UK Tour and the West End. Maureen Lipman will be playing Veta, who tries to get her brother, Elwood P. Dowd played by James Dreyfus, committed rather than risk the family’s reputation. Elwood … Read more