Review Round Up: All is True

Kenneth Branagh’s latest film focuses on the final year’s of  Shakespeare’s life. Here is what critics have had to say about it…  The Independent: **** “Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton might have played fast and loose with the truth, but they have created something bold and contemporary.” Irish Times: **** “There has never before been an oddity quite like this agreeable film.” Empire Online: *** “this is a contemplative drama, with more talking than conflict… Read More

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Review Round Up: King Lear, Duke of York’s Theatre

Ian McKellen reprises his role as King Lear in the West End transfer of Jonathan Minby’s production which has arrived in London following its run in Chichester. Here’s what the critics have been making of it… WhatsOnStage: **** “It’s a production that takes care with detail, teasing out its themes of generational misunderstanding and the… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for King Lear

The full cast joining the West End transfer of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of King Lear has been announced.  Joining the previously announced Ian McKellen in the title role will be  Sinéad Cusack (Kent), Danny Webb (Gloucester) and Kirsty Bushell (Regan) who reprise their roles from the original Chichester Festival Theatre production. They will be joined… Read More

NEWS: West End Transfer Announced for Chichester Festival Theatre’s King Lear

The production, directed by Jonathan Munby and starring Sir Ian McKellen in the title role, will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited season from the 11th July.  ATG Productions, Chichester Festival Theatre, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions have today announced that Jonathan Munby’s production of King Lear will play at… Read More

NEWS: Ian McKellen to Feature in The Exorcist

It has been announced that Sir Ian McKellen will feature as the voice of the demon in the upcoming production of The Exorcist, which opens for previews at the Phoenix Theatre on the 20th October.  Based on William Peter Blatty’s iconic best-selling novel and the hit film, The Exorcist has been transformed for the stage for… 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: No Man’s Land, Wyndham’s Theatre

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are back on the London stage appearing in Sean Mathias’s production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land. The show officially opened in the West End last night – so what have critics thought about it?  The Guardian: **** Michael Billington found: “a faithful and loving production that captures both the essential… Read More

NEWS: Production Images Released for No Man’s Land

Sean Matthias’ production will arrive at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 8th September until the 17th December.  No Man’s Land is currently touring the UK, visiting the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield , Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Theatre Royal, Brighton  and New Theatre, Cardiff, prior to the West End run. The cast includes Ian McKellen as ‘Spooner’, Patrick Stewart… Read More

Damien Molony Joins Cast for No Man’s Land

Final casting for Sean Matthias’ production of No Man’s Land has been confirmed for the UK tour and West End run.  It has been announced that Damien Molony (BBC’s Ripper Street, Being Human) will play Foster, alongside the previously announced Ian McKellen (Spooner), Patrick Stewart (Hirst) and Owen Teale (Briggs) in the production. One summer’s… Read More

Owen Teale Joins Cast of No Man’s Land

Tony Award winner Owen Teale will join Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in a production of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.  Directed by Sean Mathias, the production will tour the UK from the 3rd August prior to arriving in the West End from the 8th September. Welsh actor Owen Teale will play Briggs in No… Read More