REVIEW: The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory

Jenna Russell’s stunning performance combined with Trevor Nunn’s delicately understated production captures the soul of the story perfectly. Quiet and understated, this is a musical and story that subtly makes an impact on you with its gentle examination of what it is like to not have your life go quite the way you planned through… Read More

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Inside the Rehearsals…. The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory

The musical will open for previews at the Menier Chocolate Factory on the 13th July. Directed by Trevor Nunn, who recently directed Fiddler on the Roof which played at the Menier Theatre last year, the musical is based on on Robert James Waller’s 1992 novel, which was also transformed into the 1995 film starring Clint… Read More

NEWS: Jenna Russell to Star in The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory

It has been confirmed that the actress will star in the UK premiere of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Directed by Trevor Nunn, this UK premiere of the musical is set to begin performances at the Menier Chocolate Factory in July. It has now been confirmed that Jenna… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Fun Home at the Young Vic

The Young Vic Theatre has confirmed the casting for Sam Gold’s production, playing at the venue from the 18th June.  This production, which is the final one  in David Lan’s last season as Artistic Director of the Young Vic, is set to star Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle… Read More

Review Round Up… Doctor Faustus, Duke of York’s Theatre

Kit Harington and Jenna Russell star in Jamie Lloyd’s production that reimagines Christopher Marlowe’s original play. But it seems to have divided critical opinion… The Guardian: ** Michael Billington found that: “There is little such subtlety in this modernised version which simply suggests that it’s a mistake to squander your sense of self for the… Read More

REVIEW: Doctor Faustus, Duke of York’s Theatre

Jamie Lloyd’s latest production reinvents Christopher Marlowe’s classic play for a more modern audience in a typically sinister, bold and inventive way. When Doctor Faustus (Kit Harington) makes a deal with the devil that he gives his soul in return for the use of powerful black magic – little does he realise the consequences of… Read More

Review Roundup… Grey Gardens @Southwark Playhouse

Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell have impressed critics in this European premiere based on the 1975 documentary. But what have critics thought of the production as a whole?  British Theatre.com: ***** Doug Mayo wrote: “You will be hard pressed to see a better production of this musical. The casting of Grey Gardens is near perfect.”… Read More

REVIEW: Grey Gardens @Southwark Playhouse

Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell put in strong performances in a production that has the power to break the heart.  This heartbreaking story of the rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale is equally fascinating to hear about as well as watch come to life. Based on the… Read More

Production Images Released for Grey Gardens at southwark Playhouse

The first images for the European premiere of musical Grey Gardens at the Southwark Playhouse have been released.  Based on the iconic film, the production looks at the rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin, Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale. It stars Olivier award winners Jenna Russell and Sheila Hancock as Edith and… Read More

First Glimpse of Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell in Grey Gardens

The first images of Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell in Grey Gardens, arriving at the Southwark Playhouse from the 2nd January 2016 have been released.  Based on the 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens is the story of the rise and fall of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s aunt and cousin. The production features music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by… Read More