Nottingham Cinderella 4**** Theatre Royal, Nottingham Runs: 2h 30m: one interval: till 5 January www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk A great show. Surely a box office smash. If the press-night audience response to this pantomime was a reliable pointer – and it surely was – Nottingham’s Theatre Royal has a box office smash on its hands. From start to finish of this Cinderella there isn’t a flat moment. There are lots of funny local references – Mansfield up the road, a regular target, takes …
Revival of Philip Ridley’s Darkly Tragic Two-Hander. 1 hour 20, no interval Box Office: 0844 871 7632 atgtivkets.com Until 22nd June Ken Deed: 21st May Twenty years ago when Philip Ridley’s two hander was first performed it no doubt had a visceral impact, dealing as it does with a savage killing of a gay man in a public convenience. No graphic detail is spared in the gradual revelation of the horrific murder of the eponymous Vincent River. I suspect however …
Freedom for its Citizens is rapidly disappearing in Turkey. What follows is part of a statement recently issued by the International Association of Theatre Critics. Worrying times . . .
Nottingham. OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD: Timberlake Wertenbaker. 4Stars**** Nottingham Playhouse. www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk. Runs: 3h 0m: one interval: till 24th March. Performance times 7.30pm (matinées 1.30pm Thurs 15th and 22nd, 2.30pm Sat 24th). Audio Described at all performances. Review: Alan Geary: 13th March 2018. Splendid play. Fine production.
Shock closure of Derby Playhouse. We have been talking recently with Al Geary about Derby Playhouse rumours. Here's his on the spot, late night, note about what happened when he went to the opening night of Treasure Island . . .
Birmingham Rep are building up to their production of Philip Pullman's HIS DARK MATERIALS. In the version by Nicholas Wright, the production opens on Friday 13th March and runs till April 18th. This is a huge undertaking for the Rep but should be exciting in the Rep's large acting space. Details below are from the Rep's press release.
The consortium of the UK’s leading street arts festivals, confirms significant Arts Council England backing for a third year Seven commissions announced, including new work from Balletboyz II, NoFit State Circus and Punchdrunk First premiere 25 May in Castles in the Air, Penrith.
Ambassador Theatre Grup (ATG) owns some of the premium touring theatres round the country, including theatres in Woking, Richmond, Brighton, Bromley, Milton Keynes, Stoke-on-Trent and Glasgow. They're a major presence in London too, with the Donmar Warehouse, Trafalgar Studios, Duke of Yorks and Comedy Theatres among others. In a new deal costing some £90 million pounds ATG has acquired Live Nation's UK Theatres. This includes some capacious auditoria - Edinburgh Playhouse; The Auditorium, Grimsby; Liverpool Empire; Bristol Hippodrome; The Palace …
Dublin MACBETH: William Shakespeare. Abbey Theatre, 26/27 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, until 15th May 2010 Mon-Sat Evening 7.30pm Sat Matinee 2pm Audio-described Sat 15 May 2pm. Runs 2hr 30min including interval. TICKETS: + 353 (0) 1 87 87 222 . www.abbeytheatre.ie Review: John McKeown April 21st . Dark tale with cheek and subtlety
After 58 years, at last they're letting is know what's been going on out of sight. Before the Library Theatre leaves for a peripatetic phase and ultimate installation in a new central Manchester home, they're holding a couple of Open (Half-)Days with a chance to view areas where a production is made and a performance controlled. These are the details: