With Groundhog Day, it looks like Tim Minchin might just repeat the huge success of his international hit musical Matilda. Groundhog Day opened last night at London’s Old Vic theatre bringing together some of the team the created Matilda. Groundhog Day stars Andy Karl as Phil, a weatherman caught in a never-ending time loop. Critics seem to have nothing but praise for Groundhog Day BOOK NOW FOR GROUNDHOG DAY Douglas Mayo, BritishTheatre.com ✭✭✭✭✭ For a 10 week trial, this production of Groundhog Day is as good or better than many shows I have seen this year. A West-end transfer must surely be on the cards and I’m sure Andy Karl would be up for a Broadway run. Just get down to the Old Vic asap to see this stunning show. Writing and production of this calibre must be seen! Ben Brantley, New York Times I grinned pretty much all the … Read more
Further casting has been announced for King Lear at the Old Vic which will be presented from 25 October to 3 December 2016. One of the most anticipated theatrical events of the year sees double Academy Award-winning actor Glenda Jackson return to the stage in the role of King Lear. She will be joined by Celia Imrie as Goneril, Morfydd Clark as Cordelia, William Chubb as Albany, Jane Horrocks as Regan, Rhys Ifans as The Fool, Simon Manyonda as Edmond, and Harry Melling as Edgar. King Lear is directed by Deborah Warner. BOOK NOW FOR KING LEAR AT THE OLD VIC THEATRE
Artistic Director Matthew Warchus has announced his second season at London’s Old Vic Theatre with a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. Click here to book tickets for the 2016-17 Old Vic Season Season 2 marks Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage, to play the title role in King Lear, directed by Deborah Warner. The Season opens with the world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s monologue No’s Knife with Lisa Dwan. Matthew directs the 20th anniversary production of Yasmina Reza’s Art and John Boyega stars in a new version of Woyzeck adapted by Jack Thorne. In 2017 and beyond, look out for the return of Season 1’s dazzlingly funny, moving and inspiring show Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, a 50th anniversary celebratory production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, a world premiere adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, … Read more
When it premiered in 1960, The Caretaker changed the face of modern theatre. Now Harold Pinter’s groundbreaking classic comes to The Old Vic in a new production directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay. Disturbed handyman Aston has invited an irascible tramp to stay with him at his brother’s jumbled London flat. At first it seems that the manipulative guest will take advantage of his vulnerable host. But when Aston’s brother Mick arrives, an enigmatic power struggle emerges between the three men that is in equal parts menacing, touching and darkly comic. BOOK NOW FOR THE CARETAKER
It’s gentle, fascinating stuff. Watching these two very different men bond over nothing really, except their maleness, and trade banter, bad jokes and tidbits of personal history – it’s like eavesdropping on a conversation at a Pub. Except that it is endlessly interesting, very funny and full of insight into the way lives are lived differently depending on circumstance and income.