NEWS: Michelle Dockery to Star in the National Theatre’s Production of Network

The National Theatre has announced that Michelle Dockery will star in its upcoming world premiere of of Network, Lee Hall’s new adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky. Joining the previously announced  Tony award winner Bryan Cranston who is set to star as Howard Beale, Michelle Dockery joins the cast to play Diana Christenson. Talking about the news the actress… Read More

NEWS: New Casting Announced for The Woman in Black

Now in its 29th year, new casting has been announced for Robin Herford’s production of Susan Hill’s supernatural thriller.  From the 29th August, Terence Wilton will star as Arthur Kipps and James Byng as The Actor in Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s classic novel. Terence Wilton’s stage credits include William Wordsworth(Theatre By The Lake); Cat On… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals for…. Follies, National Theatre

Rehearsals have begun for the National Theatre’s upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical starring Imelda Staunton. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…  New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to… Read More

PREVIEW: Margaret Cho ‘Fresh Off the Bloat’, UK Tour

The Grammy nominated comedienne is coming to the UK with her brand new tour from the 25th November until the 10th December.  Recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time, the five time  Grammy & Emmy nominated US comedienne Margaret Cho will be bringing her latest show to the UK for… Read More

Review Round Up: Just to Get Married, Finborough Theatre

The Finborough Theatre is currently showing the first London  production of Cicely Hamilton’s play in 100 years and is directed by Melissa Dunne. Here’s what critics have been saying about it:  Approaching her 30th birthday in early 20th Century England, the clever and poor Georgiana Vicary is waiting for the handsome but shy Adam Lankester to propose… Read More

NEWS: Julian Opie Unveils New Works to be Displayed Alongside Van Dyke’s Self-Portrait

Artist Julian Opie will present new work to be displayed alongside the National Portrait Gallery’s self-portrait of Sir Anthony van Dyck , which will be on display from the 6th October.  Sir Anthony van Dyck’s self-portrait, which was acquired by the gallery in 2014, returns to the National Portrait Gallery following a three year national… Read More

Review Round Up: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole the Musical, Menier Chocolate Factory

This new musical is based on the beloved novel by Sue Townsend is now playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory – but what have critics been saying about it?  Set in 1980s Leicester, we follow the daily dramas and misadventures of Adrian’s adolescent life. With dysfunctional parents, ungrateful elders, a growing debt to school bully… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for World Stage Premiere of The Knowledge

Casting for the production directed by Maureen Lipman has been confirmed ahead of it opening at the Charing Cross Theatre on the 4th September.  Based on the iconic 1979 TV film written by Jack Rosenthal, Maureen Lipman directs her late husband’s play adapted for the stage for the first time. The Knowledge follows the struggles of four… Read More

REVIEW: Gangsta Granny, Garrick Theatre

Neal Foster’s adaptation of David Walliams best selling children’s book has plenty of laughter (and dancing) to entertain kids of all ages.  Birmingham Stage Company is well known for bringing some of the most popular children’s books to the stage and with this adaptation of Gangsta Granny, the company has another hit on their hands.… Read More