NEWS: Riverside Studios Announce Screening of Summerland

The newly reopened arts venue have announced a screening of the British World War II drama, with a live Q&A with award-winning director and writer Jessica Swale following its nationwide release on 31st July 2020. Marking the venue’s first event since lockdown, the Riverside Studios has announced that the screening and Q&A will take place Thursday 20 August beginning… Read More

REVIEW: Their Finest

With a strong British cast and spirit, Lone Scherfig’s film doesn’t fail to charm audiences from beginning to end.  Catrin Cole is a Welsh secretary living in 1940’s London until one day she is appointed as a script writer to help write the ‘slop’ (gushy words from a woman’s perspective) for propaganda films and is… Read More

Review Round Up: Their Finest

Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton star in Lone Scherfig’s film about love set against the backdrop of World War II. But what have critics been saying about it?  The Guardian: **** “Arterton brings a rather beautiful kind of restraint to her role.” The Independent: **** “some of the in-jokes begin to grate but the film… Read More

Review Round Up: Saint Joan, Donmar Warehouse

Gemma Arterton stars in Josie Rourke’s modern take on the spiritual soldier’s rise to fame and tragedy. But what do critics think of the Donmar Warehouse’s production?  The Guardian: *** “Although this production is worth seeing for Arterton, Shaw’s play works best when it is presented as a historical drama from which we are allowed… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Donmar Production of Saint Joan

The full cast for Josie Rourke’s upcoming Donmar production of Saint Joan, which will run at the theatre from the 9th December.  Joining the previously announced Gemma Arterton in Josie Rourke’s production will be: Fisayo Akinade,Matt Bardock, Niall Buggy, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser, Simon Holland Roberts, Arthur Hughes, Rory Keenan, Elliot Levey, Syrus Lowe, Guy Rhys… Read More

NEWS: Donmar Warehouse Announces Autumn 2016 Season

The London theatre’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham have confirmed the Autumn season of plays in the Covent Garden venue.  The season will open with the UK premiere of One Night in Miami by Kemp Powers, which will be directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. Based on a real night 1964, but a fictional account,… Read More

Celebrities On Stage: April 2016

The London stage has plenty of celebrities performing in a wide range of shows. So here is a guide to some of those you can spot on stage this month… 1. Gemma Arterton in Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre: starring as the title role in this West End transfer of Jessica Swale’s play, Gemma Arterton delivers a… Read More

REVIEW: Nell Gwynn, Apollo Theatre

Gemma Arterton sparkles in this lavish production about the woman who would become King Charles II’s mistress.  In a similar way to the hit ‘Shakespeare in Love’, Jessica Swale’s play is a celebration of the theatre and the arts, reaffirming the audience’s love for escaping into someone else’s life for a couple of hours. Set… Read More

Review Roundup… Nell Gwynn @Apollo Theatre

Jessica Swale’s play about the actress and mistress of King Charles II opened at the Apollo Theatre last night. Were critics impressed?  The Guardian: ****Michael Billington wrote: “If this one is remembered it will largely be for Arterton, who offers the most generous, and broadest, of Gwynns.” The Stage: ***** Mark Shenton said: ” Nell Gwynn… Read More

New Rehearsal Images Released for Nell Gwynn

New pictures have been released for the West End transfer of Nell Gwynn, which opens for previews at the Apollo Theatre from the 4th of February.  Following a critically acclaimed run at the Shakespeare’s Globe, Jessica Swale’s new play based on the life of one of England’s first actresses and mistress of King Charles II… Read More