Bean and Coleman don’t put a foot wrong. Briskly plotted, dizzily paced with doors flying shut and open with split-second timing, revealing and concealing the players with all the aplomb of a delicious Deuxieme Empire farce, Young Marx is a racy, gallivanting romp, making the earnest lead a figure of fun.
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Paul T Davies reviews Kiss Me at Trafalgar Studios “this small, yet powerful play, is well worth catching.” Book Now!
The Mentalists is a fun and lively Pinteresque farce from a very talented playwright. Whilst there are a few thematic flaws, an amusing script guarantees an interesting afternoon, brought to life by two actors who are at the top of their game.
BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you these great images from rehearsals of The Mentalists starring Stephen Merchant and Steffan Rhodri. Written by Richard Bean of One Man, Two Guvnors fame, The Mentalists is the story of Ted (Stephen Merchant) who has a master plan to revolutionise the world – and with help from his best […]
It has been announced that after only five months new musical Made In Dagenham will close in the West End on April 11. The show, which stars Gemma Arterton, opened on 5 November at the Adelphi Theatre to mostly good notices but ticket sales did not follow. “Brand new, British musicals are few and far […]
When Made In Dagenham is focussed on the fairy tale, it is completely engaging, very funny, heart-warming and genuinely affecting. And intrinsically British. It runs the whole spectrum from cute giggle to silent, handkerchief-drenching tears; a musical roller-coaster with more highs than lows.
A great new video trailer has been released today for the National Theatre’s production of Great Britain by Richard Bean. This comedy based on the relationship between media, the police and politicians has just transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Read Stephen Collins’ review for Great Britain Find out more about Great Britain and book […]
Because there is no coherent overall style, the audience is left uncertain what it is watching and why. It’s a pity, really, because there are so many good actors here – the cast is enormous – and marshalled in the one direction the results might have been very different.