Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit

Edward Hall directs this latest film based on Noel Coward’s play – but how did critics react to it? The Guardian: * “Despite the heavyweight cast, the film’s production values are those of a kids’ TV show that might go out on a weekday afternoon.” The Financial Times: * “Hall recycles the set-up as pure… Read More

Review Round Up: Jude, Hampstead Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Edward Hall’s production of Howard Brenton’s latest play… WhatsOnStage: *** “Jude benefits from Nefar’s confident performance – and it even suggests a new way of looking at the refugee crisis.” The Guardian: *** “Even if the play is muddled, Hall’s production, performed on a circular, book-lined… 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

NEWS: Hampstead Theatre Announces First Productions for 2019

The Hampstead Theatre has confirmed details of its first three productions of 2019 including two world premieres.  The theatre’s 2019 season will open with the UK premiere of Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Cost of Living. Playing at the Hampstead Theatre from the 24th January until the 2nd March, the production is directed… Read More

REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon, New Victoria Theatre

Guitars, girls and great music make up this fascinating and beautifully told story of the rise of The Kinks.  X Factor hopefuls should take note and come and watch this intriguing show that not only charts the rise of The Kinks but also offers an insight into the brutal music industry that they are all… Read More

Cast Announced for UK Tour of Sunny Afternoon

While the multi-Olivier award winning musical continues to play for London audiences in the West End, casting has been confirmed for the UK tour, which opens at the Manchester Opera House on the 19th August.  Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the hit musical looks at the life and career of The Kinks, featuring some of… Read More

Olivier Award Winning Musical Sunny Afternoon to Leave West End

It has been confirmed today that hit musical Sunny Afternoon is to close in the West End on the 29th October after more than two years in London.  Having won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical,  Sunny Afternoon transferred to the West End following a sold out run at the Hampstead Theatre in 2014. Sunny… Read More

Review Roundup…Firebird @Trafalgar Studios

Following a sold-out run at the Hampstead Theatre, this debut play by Phil Davies and directed by Edward Hall arrives at the Trafalgar Studios.  The Independent: **** Holly Williams thought that the production : ” reminds us of the class politics at play in the real-life neglect of troubled white working class girls.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Hall… Read More

Review Roundup… Rabbit Hole @Hampstead Theatre

Edward Hall directs David Lindsay-Abaire’s play at the Hampstead Theatre, which officially opened at the theatre last night – but what did critics think of it?  WhatsOnStage: **** Michael Coveney wrote: “There’s a particular theatrical pertinence and skill about the way information is released here.” Evening Standard: *** Henry Hitchings found that: “Yet this is a… Read More

Casting Announced for Premiere of Rabbit Hole at Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre has announced casting for the UK premiere of of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama Rabbit Hole, previewing from the 29th January 2016.  Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, the production includes Claire Skinner, Tom Goodman-Hill, Alison Steadman, Georgina Rich and Sean Delaney in the cast. Becca and Howie are a happy family with… Read More