INTERVIEW: Glorious Old Masters – The Cast Of Art

Art UK Tour

Glorious Old Masters – we talk to Nigel Havers, Stephen Tompkinson and Denis Lawson on the first day of rehearsals for the ART UK Tour. ART UK TOUR SCHEDULE Waiting to chat to Nigel Havers, Stephen Tompkinson and Denis Lawson on the first day of rehearsals for ART I overhear a waitress detailing the ingredients of the soup of the day. It occurs to me that the producers of Yasmina Reza’s award-winning play might have had a similar approach:  Take one of the most successful comedies of all time; cast three of our best-loved and most experienced stars and mix well with a talented director. Garnish with marketing and serve at some of the UK’s finest theatres. Voilà! One smash-hit. With a clutch of heavyweight credits between them, all three actors agree that ART is the theatrical equivalent of European white truffles. “First of all, it’s very short. I’m very … Read more

Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion transfers to Trafalgar Studios

Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion is to transfer to Trafalgar Studios for a limited season from 1 November – 2 December 2017. This powerful, touching locker room drama reaches beyond the beautiful game. It explores contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win, from the perspectives of three different generations. Following a sell out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle, Director Max Robert’s new version of the play sees Stephen Tompkinson (Spamalot – West End, DCI Banks; Drop The Dead Donkey), John  Bowler (It Just Stopped – The Orange Tree; Operation Elvis – RSC/Almeida) and Dean Bone (The Terminal Velocity Of Snowflakes and The Savage – Live Theatre) reprise their roles. Through Marber’s own personal experiences with non-league football, The Red Lion goes far beyond the pitch to look at hope, obsessions and the desperation of humanity to be part of something. It is a piece thatresonates … Read more