Nadia Fall Appointed Artistic Director of Stratford East

Nadia Fall named as new Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Nadia Fall is to take up the position of Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East taking over from Kerry Michael on 1 January 2018. Nadia Fall is currently Associate Director at the National Theatre. Her directing credits include the Hir (Bush Theatre), R and D (Hampstead Theatre), The Suicide, Our Country’s Good, Dara, Hymn, The Doctor’s Dilemma (National Theatre), Chewing Gum Dreams, Home – as writer and director (NT Shed), Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Hobson’s Choice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). Nadia Fall said today, “I am absolutely thrilled to have been asked to take on the role of Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East. It is one of the most beautiful houses steeped in an incredible theatre history that goes back to the great Joan Littlewood. I cannot wait to lead an exciting new chapter that captures the energy of a rapidly growing Stratford and … Read more

REVIEW: Janis Joplin – Full Tilt, Theatre Royal Stratford East ✭✭✭

Angie Darcy in Janis Joplin Full Tilt at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt Theatre Royal Stratford East 3 Stars Book Tickets This Edinburgh Fringe sell out is the closest thing you will get to watching Janis Joplin in concert. A hybrid of live gig and monologue, the play gives voice to both the talent and the trauma that led Janis into a life of addiction. Angie Darcy in the title role has an impressive command of Joplin’s raspy tones, the wailing, and supercharged emotional delivery that propelled her into stardom. If the acting fails to match her superb vocal range, there is still much to enjoy in this celebration of a loved music icon. Darcy embodies a sexually forthright persona, and exudes confidence as she seduces the audience through both song and speech. She is an electric Pearl (Janis’s stage alter-ego), but unfortunately, the element of performance never quite disappears. When on the recurring subject of loneliness and her … Read more

Oh What A Lovely War 2015 UK Tour Dates

Oh What A Lovely War begins UK Tour in 2015

CLICK FOR OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR TOUR DATES BELOW Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson’s hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will return to its spiritual home – Theatre Royal Stratford East – in January 2015, before embarking on a national tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell. Oh What A Lovely War, a satirical musical about World War I, originally premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1963. Joan Littlewood adapted the play from Charles Chilton’s work for radio through her company Theatre Workshop. It was an immediate hit, transferring to the West End in June 1963, opening on Broadway in 1964 and receiving four Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. The musical is packed with familiar songs from the World War I era including ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’, ‘Pack up Your Troubles’ and ‘Keep … Read more

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