NEWS: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to Embark on UK Tour in 2021

The Leeds Playhouse production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will head off on a UK tour next year. This new UK tour will open at the Curve Leicester on Tuesday 2nd November 2021. Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic story, which was voted the nation’s favourite book in 2019, the production will be directed… Read More

NEWS: Miriam Margolyes and Amit Shah to Star in Watching Rosie

Following on from its successful production of Birdsong, Original Theatre Company has announced another online production to be streamed from the 6th August. Watching Rosie is a specially commissioned play by Louise Coulthard is based on her debut play Cockamamy, which won the Lustrum Award for Outstanding New Play at The Edinburgh Fringe 2017. Directed by… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Valued Friends

Michael Fentiman’s production will play at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 20th September. The Rose Theatre and The Original Theatre Company have announced casting for the upcoming production of the first major revival of Valued Friends by Stephen Jeffreys. Michael Fentiman is set to direct Natalie Casey (Sherry), Ralph Davis (Scott), Sam Frenchum (Paul), Michael Marcus (Howard), Catrin Stewart (Marion) and Nicolas Tennant (Stewart)… Read More

NEWS: Initial Casting Announced for UK Premiere of Amelie the Musical

It has been announced that the French- Canadian actress Audrey  Brisson will be playing the role of Amélie Poulian in the UK premiere of the musical based on  the Oscar nominated film.  The production, which will open at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury on the 11th April, before embarking on a UK tour, will be directed by  Michael Fentiman. Audrey Brisson is set to play the title role that was originally played by  Audrey Tautou in the 2001 film Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie… Read More

Review Round Up: The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre

Michael Fentiman’s production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy is the final production in Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde season. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…. WhatsOnStage: ***** “Think you know Wilde’s masterpiece? Get to the Vaudeville where Michael Fentiman’s sexy, dark-hued but fresh take on The Importance Of Being Earnest brings the Classic Spring Company’s year-long… Read More

NEWS: Initial Casting Announced for Classic Spring’s Production of The Importance of Being Earnest

Classic Spring has announced initial casting for its final Oscar Wilde production in its season at the Vaudeville Theatre.  Playing at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 20th July, it has been announced that Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson as Lady Bracknell in Michael Fentiman’s upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy. She will be joined on… Read More

PREVIEW: The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, Tower of London

Written and directed by Michael Fentiman, a brand new play examining the final days of Anne Boleyn will be performed at the Tower of London from the 6th May.  This summer step into 1536 and follow the last 17 days of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, in a new outdoor theatre performance at… Read More

REVIEW: Loot, Park Theatre

Marking the 50th anniversary since Joe Orton’s play premiered, Michael Fentiman’s production highlights the dark humour perfectly – helped by great performances.  A rather morbid scene is set for the audience as they enter the auditorium for Loot. The set is comprised of a coffin on a bed in all black surroundings – it seems… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for 50th anniversary Production of Joe Orton’s Loot

Michael Fentiman’s production will play at the Park Theatre from the 17th August.  Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends, Hal (Frenchum) and Dennis (Demba), stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a… Read More

NEWS: 50th Anniversary Production of Joe Orton’s Loot to Play at Park Theatre

From the producers of the recent hit The Boys in the Band comes a new production of Joe Orton’s comic play Loot, arriving at the Park Theatre from the 17th August.  Directed by Michael Fentiman (Raising Martha) and produced by Tom O’Connell Productions, Loot is Joe Orton’s darkly comic masterpiece involving a load of cash and an… Read More