NEWS: Production Images for Ugly Lies the Bone Released

Ahead of its press night tonight (1st March), production images of Ugly Lies the Bone at the National Theatre have been released.  Lindsey Ferrentino’s new play examining the use of virtual reality to treat soldiers experiencing PTSD is making its European premiere at the National Theatre. After three tours in Afghanistan, Jess finally returns to Florida. In… Read More

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NEWS: Rehearsal Images Released forA Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer

Bryony Kimmings has created an all-singing, all-dancing production that examines life with cancer diagnosis, running at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre from the 14th October until the 29th November.  This co-production with Complicite Associates is a musical which confronts our fear and the highs and lows of cancer. It features a book written by Bryony Kimmings and… Read More

Review Round Up…The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre

Sean O’Casey’s play focuses on a pivotal moment in Irish history between November 1915 and Easter 1916. But is this revival worth a watch?  The Guardian: **** “O’Casey’s play may be, as this production suggests, a tenement tragedy, but it is one that movingly affirms the importance of life over bloodstained ideals.” The Telegraph: ****… 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

Casting Announced for Angels in America

The National Theatre has confirmed further casting for Angels in America which will run at the Lyttelton Theatre from May 2017.  Joining the previously announced Andrew Garfield,  Denise Gough and Russell Tovey it has been confirmed that Susan Brown, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett will also be starring in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Directed… Read More

Review Round Up… The Deep Blue Sea, National Theatre

Terence Rattigan’s heartbreaking drama reunites director Carrie Cracknell and Helen McCrory – but is the quality of the production worthy of the collaboration?  The Guardian: **** Michael Billington summed up the production calling it: “an impassioned production by Carrie Cracknell that illuminates Rattigan’s psychological understanding and boasts a shining performance from Helen McCrory.” The Telegraph:… Read More

PREVIEW: The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre

Rehearsals have begun for the production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, running at the Lyttelton Theatre from the 2oth July.  The production is directed by Howard Davies and Jeremy Herrin and marks the centenary of the Easter Rising. From November 1915 to Easter 1916, as the rebellion builds to a climax half… Read More

West End Shows Opening this Month: June

Here’s a few shows opening this month that you need to keep an eye out for…  1. Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre:  this new play by  Alexi Kaye Campbell stars Sam Crane, Glykeria Dimou, Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles, Pippa Nixon and Eve Polycarpou. Directed by Simon Godwin, the play examines what happens when a… Read More

PREVIEW: Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre

Alexi Kaye Campbell’s new play directed by Simon Godwin will run at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre from the 25th May until the 4th August.   Featuring designs by Hildegard Bechtler , lighting by Natasha Chivers, music by Michael Bruce, movement by Jonathan Goddard and sound design by Tom Gibbons, the play looks at the… Read More

Shows Closing in May…

Warning! Last chance to catch all of these shows which must close this month…  Cleansed, National Theatre: 5th May – Sarah Kane’s play has made its National Theatre debut and received mixed reviews from critics. With reports of people fainting, it is a show for the brave-hearted with scenes of physical and sexual violence. Sunset Boulevard,… Read More