Game director returns to the Almeida to take on world premiere

Boy at the Almeida Theatre

Sacha Wares will be returning to Almeida Theatre to direct the world premiere of Boy by Leo Butler, after her directorial success in 2015 with the critically acclaimed production, Game, by Mike Bartlett. Wares is joined by a formidable creative team, including contemporary designers Miriam Buether for set design (Wild Swans, Sucker Punch, My Child, Generations) and Ultz for costume (Jerusalem, Hobson’s Choice, Fallout, Pied Pier). Further creative credits include movement by Leon Baugh, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Gareth Fry. Wares is associate director at the Young Vic and was previously Associate Director of the Royal Court from 2007-2013. Previous directorial credits include Wild Swans and Generations at the Young Vic, Sucker Punch, My Child and Credible Witness at the Royal Court, Random at the Royal Court and UK Tour, Trade at the Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Soho Theatre. Butler’s playwriting credits include Alison! A … Read more

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014 Winners

A View From The Bridge Mark Strong

The Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards 2014 were hosted on Tuesday at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. The Young Vic’s production of A View From The Bridge won two major awards including Best Director and Best Actor. As ever, the ceremony was an informal gathering of award recipients, the drama critics, theatre practitioners and the media, convivially coming together to celebrate the critics’ personal choice of the best theatre from throughout the UK during the last calendar year. Comedian Arthur Smith introduced proceedings with his own inimitable style, as has become a well-loved tradition. WINNERS Best New Play : King Charles III by Mike Bartlett Almeida Theatre, London, followed by transfer to Wyndham’s Theatre, London The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical [new or revival] : Gypsy Festival Theatre, Chichester, followed by 2015 transfer to Savoy Theatre, London Best Actor : Mark Strong in A View from the Bridge Young … Read more

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