First Look at…The Night of the Iguana

Production images have been released for James MacDonald’s production of Tennessee William’s play. Now in previews at the Noel Coward Theatre, James MacDonald’s production stars Golden Globe-winner Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) as Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon ; Lia Williams (The Crown, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes; two-time Emmy Award-winner Anna Gunn (Deadwood, Breaking Bad) in her West End debut as Maxine Faulk and Julian Glover (Game of… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… The Night of the Iguana, Noel Coward Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for James MacDonald’s production which begins previews at the Noel Coward on the 6th July. Directed by James MacDonald, the cast for the production is led by Golden Globe-winner Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) who returns to the West End as Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon ; Lia Williams (The Crown, Mary Stuart) as Hannah Jelkes;… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for The Night of the Iguana

Final casting has been confirmed for James MacDonald’s production Tennessee William’s The Night of the Iguana, which begins performances at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 6th July. Joining the cast of James MacDonald’s production is Alasdair Baker (The Bear,The Strangers) as Herr Fahrenkopf; Timothy Blore (Edward II, Ghost About the House) as Wolfgang;Emma Canning (Heart in Cardio, Towers) as… Read More

PREVIEW: The Night of the Iguana, Noel Coward Theatre

It has been confirmed that a new production of Tennessee Williams’  play will be performed in the West End from the 6th July.  James MacDonald (Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, The Father and The Changing Room) will direct this new production of the play, performing at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 6th July. In the strange limbo of 1940, on a dilapidated hotel verandah perched high in a rainforest above the west coast of Mexico,… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for One For Sorrow at the Royal Court Theatre

Casting has been confirmed for the Royal Court Theatre’s upcoming production of Cordelia Lynn’s One For Sorrow.  It has been announced that Kitty Archer, Pearl Chanda, Neil Dudgeon, Irfan Shamji and Sarah Woodward will star in James MacDonald’s production, playing at the Royal Court Theatre from the 20th June. During an attack on London, 20 year… Read More

Review Round Up: John, National Theatre

James MacDonald directs Annie Baker’s new play for the National Theatre. Here is what critics have had to say about it…  The week after Thanksgiving. A bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. The Guardian: **** “James Macdonald’s meticulous production, like… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… John, National Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Annie Baker’s John, playing at the National Theatre from the 17th January.  Directed by James Macdonald, this European premiere of  Annie Baker’s new play will play at the Dorfman Theatre from the 17th January until the 3rd March. The week after Thanksgiving. A bed & breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A… Read More

Review Round Up: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Harold Pinter Theatre

Imelda Staunton stars in this revival of Edward Albee’s play. But what have critics been saying about it?  The Stage: ***** “The play can sometimes be overplayed as a ripe melodramatic psychodrama, but not here: it all feels too plausibly, unbearably real. As a result, it is utterly heartbreaking.” The Guardian: ***** “for all the… Read More

NEWS: Rehearsal Images Released for Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Rehearsals for James Macdonald’s production of Edward Albee’s play starring Imelda Staunton have begun.  New images have been released as the cast for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? begin rehearsals for the production which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 22nd February until the 27th May. James MacDonald’s production will star Imelda Staunton as… Read More

Review Round Up: The Children, Royal Court Theatre

Lucy Kirkwood’s play is brought to life thanks to James Macdonald’s production, starring Deborah Findlay, Francesca Annis and Ron Cook. But what have critics said about it?  The Guardian: **** “It’s a slow-burn play but one that raises profound questions about whether having children sharpens, or diminishes, one’s sense of social responsibility.” The Independent: **** “James… Read More