Review Round Up: Cost of Living, Hampstead Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living. The Telegraph: *** “by a playwright who was born in Poland but raised in Jersey and Chicago – her story of struggle, recounted in the programme, and reflected in the play, is inspiring. Thirdly, it’s a play that sets disabled characters and able-bodied characters on an equal footing, with casting… Read More

REVIEW: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan offers a mesmerising and powerful performance. History books have not been kind in terms of the impressions that they give us of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. Now Josie Rourke seeks to redress this issue by offering a refreshing perspective of both women (although of course mainly focusing more on Mary) struggling to do what was best… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Cost of Living at Hampstead Theatre

Casting has been confirmed for the UK premiere of  Martyna Majok’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, playing at the Hampstead Theatre from the 25th January.  Having won the 2018 8 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living will make its UK premiere at the Hampstead Theatre this January in a production directed by Edward… Read More

REVIEW: Guys and Dolls, Royal Albert Hall

This semi-staged concert performance of Frank Loesser’s classic musical fully captures the spirit of the story and the characters that leaves you beaming from ear to ear.  If you are going to do Guys and Dolls there are two things that you have to do to ensure it is successful: one, ensure that you have… Read More

Review Roundup… Red Velvet @Garrick Theatre

This production of Lolita Chakrabarti’s play directed by Indhu Rubasingham has already wowed critics when it appeared at the Tricycle Theatre and in New York – has it worked its charm once again?    The Stage: *** Mark Shenton wrote: “Rubasingham’s production is full of affectionate demonstrations of the acting styles of the day. But… Read More

Shows Opening this Week (1st February)

As we all get into the swing of 2016, there is plenty of shows opening that audiences do not want to miss out on. Here is a guide to some of the shows that are opening this week:  1. Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre: this fifth production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre company’s season of plays at… Read More

Rehearsal Images Released for Red Velvet

The latest production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s season of works at the Garrick Theatre opens for previews from the 23rd January.  Red Velvet, which sees Adrian Lester reprise his role of Ira Aldridge, originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre  before transferring to St Ann’s Warehouse in New York in 2014. This revival is the… Read More

News: Red Velvet is to be Third Production in Kenneth Branagh’s Season at the Garrick

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced that the third production in their year long season at the Garrick Theatre will be a production of Red Velvet starring Adrian Lester. Red Velvet originally premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in 2012 before transferring to St Anne’s Warehouse in New York in 2014. It will arrive as… Read More