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Andrew Scott to star in Old Vic’s livestreamed play Three Kings | Stage | The Guardian

One year on from his award-winning run in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, Andrew Scott will return to the Old Vic theatre in London to perform a new livestreamed play. Three … Continue reading

07/20/2020

Judi Dench | The Old Vic | Happy Birthday!

‘The girl with the week’s biggest break’ Dame Judi Dench returned to The Old Vic 60 years after she made her professional stage debut as Ophelia at 22. She discusses … Continue reading

12/09/2017 · 3 Comments

Women taking power in Shakespeare’s plays | The Shakespeare blog

It’s been noticeable how many of the male roles being taken over by women are the powerful ones. In previous years it’s been the contemplative roles of Hamlet and Brutus, … Continue reading

11/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • FAITH BROOK • The Colour of Poppies • Jermyn Street Theatre • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE When I first heard that Faith Brook was to be back on stage to perform in her solo show at the Mill Studio in Guildford, I knew … Continue reading

11/11/2016 · 2 Comments

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

FROM THE ARCHIVE Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start … Continue reading

11/10/2016 · Leave a comment

Director Howard Davies dies aged 71 – WhatsOnStage.com

Director Howard Davies has died at the age of 71. Directors, playwrights and the theatre community took to Twitter to pay tribute to the man who worked extensively at theatres … Continue reading

10/26/2016 · 7 Comments

King Lear — Glenda Jackson

A quarter of a century after she gave up acting for politics, double Academy Award-winning legend Glenda Jackson returns to play King Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, alongside an outstanding … Continue reading

09/03/2016 · 1 Comment

Archive Interview • PETER EYRE • Richard II @ The Old Vic Theatre, London • 2005

Peter Eyre languorously tucks into his toasted cheese Panini, snatching a lunch break between rehearsals of Trevor Nunn’s latest production at the Old Vic, Richard II. Just down the road … Continue reading

06/29/2016 · 2 Comments

Did You Know…? | DAME SYBIL THORNDIKE: An Indefatigable Dame • 2008

Did you know that when John Gielgud was arrested for soliciting in 1953 – the basis for critic Nicholas de Jongh’s play, Plague over England, the then landlord of the famous … Continue reading

05/31/2016 · 2 Comments

Archive Interview • RONALD PICKUP • Look Back in Anger • 2006

Whichever way you look at it, Ronald Pickup’s credits are extensive. In Peter Hall’s Bath season programme, his biog for Look Back in Anger runs to two columns. Google him … Continue reading

03/06/2016 · Leave a comment

Ralph Fiennes in ‘The Master Builder’

Originally posted on pilar221b:
Matt Trueman: London Theater Review Ralph Fiennes likes a challenge. He picks his parts like a pole-vaulter pushing himself higher. Last year, it was Jack Tanner…

02/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • FAITH BROOK • The Colour of Poppies • Jermyn Street Theatre • 2004

When I first heard that Faith Brook was to be back on stage to perform in her solo show at the Mill Studio in Guildford, I knew I would be … Continue reading

09/23/2015 · 1 Comment

The Life and Times of Fanny Hill – Madame Guillotine

In a week where everyone is talking about the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey film (did anyone actually like that book? I haven’t read any of them and … Continue reading

02/18/2015 · 2 Comments

Working Title Acquires Theatrical Rights to Library of ‘Famous Five’ Author Enid Blyton: Report

07/25/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Theatre Review • ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY & DOROTHY FIELDS FOREVER • Old Vic/King’s Head • 2002

Elaine Stritch – At Liberty If you are tired of tin-pot stars fashioned through the medium of small screen follies, then don’t miss the other pair of dames on the … Continue reading

07/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Theatre Review • CORIOLANUS • RSC @ The Old Vic • 2003

Japan in the early twentieth century — a turbulent place of military incursions and unstable social order. A state of transition exists as the power is shifted from the ruling élite to … Continue reading

04/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • Hugh Bonneville • 2004

Hugh Bonneville is not only a sublime actor but a charming and erudite chap with a fine line in drollery. He sounds a little wary at the start of our telephone … Continue reading

03/07/2013 · 3 Comments