REVIEW: A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre (Online)

This is a powerful portrait of grief, love and guilt that has been mesmerisingly brought to life in Sally Cookson’s production. There is one emotion that we all feel that can link to other types emotions: grief. From love to anger it pushes all other emotions to the brink and this is what A Monster… Read More

Review Round Up: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre

We round up the reviews for Sally Cookson’s production now playing at the Bridge Theatre. Exeunt Magazine: “It’s the delight in being able to see the effort which goes into heaving a glorious vision to its feet, the collective power of an ensemble at work. At its best, watching it is akin to tucking into… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Bridge Theatre

The production will begin performances on the 9th November. Casting has been confirmed today for Sally Cookson’s production based on C.S. Lewis’s novel, which will play at the Bridge Theatre over the Christmas season until the 2nd February 2020. It has been announced that the cast is set to feature: Femi Akinfolarin as Peter, Omari Bernard… Read More

Review Round Up: Peter Pan, Troubadour White City Theatre

Sally Cookson’s production of J.M.Barrie’s classic story officially opens the Troubadour White City Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. London Theatre1: *** “if you’re a literary purist and want to explore the darker psychological tensions of the JM Barrie original text, you may well enjoy the depth and duration of this production.… Read More

PREVIEW: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre

The London Theatre Company by by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber is set to present the Leeds Playhouse production for twelve weeks at the Bridge Theatre. Directed by Sally Cookson and based on the classic C.S.Lewis story, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe will play at the Bridge Theatre… Read More

Review Round Up: A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre

Sally Cookson directs this production based on Patrick Ness’s story, which is now playing at the Old Vic Theatre. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: **** “It is Cookson’s gift for creating a world out of simple props and actors’ bodies that gives the show its drive.” LondonTheatreReviews.co.uk: *** “The result… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for A Monster Calls

The Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic have announced the full casting for the world premiere of A Monster Calls, playing at the Bristol Old Vic from the 31st May and the Old Vic from the 7th July.  Based on the novel by Patrick Ness and directed by Sally Cookson, the world premiere production is… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…. Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Leicester Square Theatre

Produced by the newly founded Freckle Productions and based on the bestselling books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales arrives at Leicester Square Theatre from the 8th July. Here’s what has been happening in rehearsals…. Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven… Read More

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, New Victoria Theatre

This three hour long adaptation of the beloved novel can lack in energy in places but it is still beautifully staged.  From the moment the audience steps into the auditorium, there is a sense of the stripped back nature of the production offers something slightly different than an ordinary period drama set on stage –… Read More

Sneak Peek at… the UK tour of Jane Eyre

As the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic production embarks on a UK tour, production images have been released… The new images for Sally Cookson’s production of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel have been released as the show embarks on a major UK tour, featuring 21 cities and will end in a return to the NT’s Lyttelton… Read More