My 2017 Theatre Highlights – Paul T Davies

Angels in America Part 1 at the National Theatre

We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Paul T Davies nominated his favourites and a few productions for a special end of year ovation. Angels In America (National Theatre) About twenty-five years ago, I got a standing room ticket for the original National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s epic. I stood for the whole seven and a half hour cycle, and, although I wore a younger man’s clothes then, I had to sit down afterwards not just because of the physical demands, but because of the emotional intensity. I had never seen a play like it, and it had a profound influence on me, it also became a cornerstone of my PhD. Marianne Elliot’s majestic production did what you hope every revival will do, it took every line, every scene, every act and every character anew and reinforced the play as a classic. It also had … Read more

Audience Eating Ban Means No Munching During Virginia Woolf!

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A statement released today has announced that a ban on eating during performances of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf will be enforced during the run of the show at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre. In a move that is sure to delight hard-core theatre fans the statement made the following policy decisions public:- Out of consideration for the actors and for fellow audience members, we ask that no food be consumed during the performance, whilst food purchased at bars in the theatre may be eaten before the show, or during one of its two breaks. Drinks will be allowed into the auditorium in plastic cups. Latecomers are also not being admitted during the performance, with those who leave the auditorium not able to return until an interval. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? stars Imelda Staunton and Conleith Hill and is now in previews. In recent times Staunton has been critical of … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Rehearsals Begin For Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

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We are pleased to bring you some great first look rehearsal photos by Johan Persson for the new West End production of Edward Albee’s classic American drama Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolfe which opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited 13 week season from 22 February 2017. This will be the first production of the play since Albee’s death last September. The play will be directed by James Macdonald and stars Imelda Staunton as Martha, Conleth Hill as George, Imogen Poots as Honey and Luke Treadaway as Nick. Made into a classic film by Mike Nichols starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf is a rollercoaster ride through a dysfunctional relationship. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their … Read more

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