Casting announced for stage adaptation of The Knowledge

Full casting announcedfor stage adaptation of The Knowledge at Charing Cross Theatre

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 to direct stage premiere of The Knowledge

Maureen Lipman directs Jack Rosenthal's The Knowledge at Charing Cross Theatre

  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

REVIEW: Harvey, Theatre Royal Haymarket ✭

Harvey at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring James Dreyfus and Maureen Lipman

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.

New Trailer For Harvey Released

Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus star in Harvey at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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

Harvey With James Dreyfus Heads Into The West End

Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus star in Harvey at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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 Joins The Cast Of Harvey

Maureen Lipman to star with James Dreyfus in Harvey

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

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