Review Round Up: Beat the Devil, Bridge Theatre

We round up the reviews for David Hare’s new monologue performed by Ralph Fiennes at the Bridge Theatre. The Guardian: *** “There are dates, statistics and medical science, all powerfully delivered by Fiennes, who magically animates the stage, though he barely moves on it. The monologue has the urgency and passion of recently lived experience… Read More

Review Round Up: Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre

Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes star in Simon Godwin’s production of Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: **** “Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are at the top of their game as the self-deluded lovers, and director Simon Godwin proves yet again that he combines a contemporary… Read More

NEWS: National Theatre Announces 2018 Programme

The National Theatre has announced its upcoming 2018 programme of work including three world premieres and actors such as Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Kirby, Cecilia Noble, Katherine Parkinson and Indira Varma taking to the stage.  In its Autumn conference, the National Theatre announced it will be presenting three world premieres as well as classics reimagined by  Polly Stenham… Read More

Coming Soon on DVD… Kubo and the Two Strings

Released on DVD and Blu-Ray on the 16th January, the Golden Globe nominated film is directed by Travis Knight. To celebrate the release of the film, here is a glimpse of some of the original concept art for the film… From the animation studio Laika, creators of films such as Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls… Read More

Opinion: Reaction to the WhatsOnStage Nominations

The nominations for the 2017 WhatsOnStage Awards have been announced – so who is up for what and who could potentially walk away with the awards?  Best Actor in a Play:  Ian Hallard (Boys in a Band), Ian McKellen (No Man’s Land), Ralph Fiennes (Richard III), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Kenneth… Read More

NEWS: Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016 Longlist Announced

The newspaper has today confirmed the longlist for this year’s awards, with Billie Piper, James Norton and Ralph Fiennes among those nominated. Here is who has been nominated in some of the biggest categories – and predictions!  Shows which have been nominated for this year’s awards all opened between November 22nd 2015 and September 30th… Read More

REVIEW Round Up… Richard III, Almeida Theatre

Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave star in Rupert Goold’s production of Shakespeare’s play about  the notorious villain. But how have critics reacted to the production?  The Guardian: *** Michael Billington found that: “While Goold’s production drives the action forward, the references to Richard’s disinterment, which bookend the evening, strike me as a red herring.” The… Read More

Almeida Theatre’s Production of Richard III to be Broadcast Live Around the World

The Almeida Theatre’s upcoming production of Richard III is set to be broadcast in cinemas across the globe on the 21st July.  The live broadcast of Richard III will be the first as part of the Almeida Theatre Live programme, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment. Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre Rupert Goold’s production will… Read More

Review Roundup….The Master Builder @Old Vic Theatre

Ralph Fiennes stars in this latest production of Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder at the Old Vic Theatre. But what have opinions been for Matthew Warchus’s production?  The Telegraph: ***** Jane Shilling found: “Matthew Warchus’s beautifully controlled and intelligent production is all shifting nuance and finely calibrated detail.” The Guardian: **** Michael Billington wrote: “But the… Read More

Shows Opening this Week (1st February)

As we all get into the swing of 2016, there is plenty of shows opening that audiences do not want to miss out on. Here is a guide to some of the shows that are opening this week:  1. Red Velvet, Garrick Theatre: this fifth production in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre company’s season of plays at… Read More