REVIEW: The Madness of George III, National Theatre at Home

Alan Bennett’s play examining the life of George III is vividly brought to the stage in this 2018 production at the Nottingham Playhouse. Concentrating on the period in history where George III’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, leading to a battle for power and control within government and the ambitious Prince of Wales determined to become… Read More

NEWS: The Madness of George III to Be Streamed as Part of National Theatre at Home

The Nottingham Playhouse production will be streamed on Youtube from the 11th to the 17th June. The National Theatre has today announced the latest production it will be streaming as part of its popular National Theatre at Home series on Youtube. Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III, originally performed at the Nottingham Playhouse, will… Read More

NEWS: Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads to be Revived by the BBC

Filming is now underway for new productions of Alan Bennett’s critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Talking Heads monologues. Having first aired on BBC Television in 1988 and 1998, ten original pieces of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues will be re-made with the addition of two new ones written by Bennett last year. They are being produced by Nicholas Hytner’s London Theatre… Read More

Review Round Up: Allelujah!, Bridge Theatre

Alan Bennett’s latest play has officially opened at the Bridge Theatre. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…. The Guardian: **** “there is a wealth of good jokes and a deceptive patina of nostalgia. The classic songs, arranged by George Fenton and sung by the patients, are proof of the durability of age… Read More

DVD Review: The Lady in the Van

This big screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s memoir of his friendship with Miss Shepherd is surprisingly heartwarming and funny to watch.  Playing Miss Shepherd is a role that is very much a departure from the grandeur of Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey – but Maggie Smith rises to the challenge perfectly. The Lady in the… Read More

Alan Bennett’s Single Spies to Tour UK in 2016

A new production of Alan Bennett’s play Single Spies directed by Rachel Kavanaugh will be touring the UK from February 2016. This new production sees the Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre collaborating once again following their successful collaboration on The Kings Speech. This latest production will star Nicholas Farrell as Guy Burgess, Belinda… Read More