Review Round Up: Force Majeure, Donmar Warehouse

We round up the reviews for the stage adaptation of Ruben Östlund’s film. Exeunt Magazine: “Longhurst’s production gets at something about the couple’s alienation from each other, the plush grimness of the setting, and Tomas’ increasing desperation, in flashes which deviate from the naturalism of Tim Price’s mostly faithful script to something more expressionistic.” The… Read More

Review Round Up: Macbeth, National Theatre

Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff  star as the Macbeths in this new production directed by Rufus Norris. But what have the critics had to say about it?  The Times: “This production looks terrific. Shame about the directorial gimmicks and anaemic leads” WhatsOnStage: * “This production is a misjudged mess, a horror show in all the wrong ways,… Read More

First Look at…Macbeth, National Theatre

Production images for the National Theatre production of Macbeth have been released.  The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Directed by Rufus Norris, Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear star in the production as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. They are joined… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Macbeth, National Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for the National Theatre’s upcoming production of Macbeth. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…  This new production of Shakespeare’s play is the first to be directed by Rufus Norris in twenty five years and is set to star Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of… Read More

PREVIEW: Young Marx, The Bridge Theatre

Rory Kinnear will star in the first production at the new Bridge Theatre, opening for previews on the 18th October.  1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and… Read More

Review Round Up: The Winter’s Tale, London Coliseum

This world premiere production created by ENO’s composer-in-residence Ryan Wigglesworth is directed by actor Rory Kinnear – but does it appeal to the critics?  The Stage: *** “From many points of view this is an admirable evening, but it seems that the play has once again eluded the operatic medium.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Kinnear’s production brims with confidence… Read More

NT Live Announces Broadcast of The Threepenny Opera

Rufus Norris’ production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world as part of the NT Live season.  The National Theatre’s new adaptation by Simon Stephens will screened live from the National’s Olivier Theatre on the 22nd September at 7pm. Norris’ production stars Rory Kinnear at Macheath,… Read More

English National Opera Announces 2016/2017 Season

The English National Opera has released details of its 2016/2017 season which will see the London Coliseum increase the number of productions it presents to 11 (10 fully staged and one concert hall staging).  It was also announced that the English National Opera year will be divided into Autumn and Spring seasons at the iconic… Read More

Review: The Trial, Young Vic Theatre

My first experience of Franz Kafka came while I was at school doing drama. I was studying Metamorphosis, best described as the play about a boy who turns into a bug. Now I didn’t fully understand Kafka’s work then – could I understand it any better as an adult now? Sadly no is the answer.… Read More