David Binder Productions and Wessex Grove today announce the West End production of Thomas Ostermeier’s bold reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, originally produced at Schaubühne Berlin. Making his West End debut, Ostermeier directs Matt Smith as Dr Stockmann, opening at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 20 February 2024, with previews from 6 February, and runs until 6 April. To sign up for priority access on 20 September please register at www.anenemyofthepeople.co.uk Public … [Read more...]
Best Plays in London + New Plays
From long-running plays such as The Mousetrap and Witness for the Prosecution to other productions running now or opening in 2023.
Full cast and creative team has today been announced for the production which will open in previews at Wyndham’s Theatre on 21 October, with a press night on 31 October. The final performance in London will be on 9 December. In autumn 2024 the production will transfer to The Shed’s Griffin Theater in New York. As previously announced, Kenneth Branagh will play the title role of King Lear. He will be joined by Mara Allen as Curan (Macbeth The Globe, The Night Watch The Original Theatre … [Read more...]
MGC today announces the world première of Marcelo Dos Santos’ new play Backstairs Billy which looks at a pivotal moment in the 50-year relationship between the Queen Mother and her loyal servant William “Billy” Tallon. Michael Grandage directs Penelope Wilton as the Queen Mother and Luke Evans as Billy, with further casting to be announced shortly. The production opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 7 November, with previews from 27 October, and runs until 27 January. In the company’s … [Read more...]
Noël Coward’s scintillating comic masterpiece Private Lives starring Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge heads to the West End this Autumn. A dazzling comedy that is both a witty and scathing study of the rich and reckless in love, Private Lives is one of Noël Coward’s most beloved plays. Marking the 50th Anniversary of Coward’s death, this acclaimed production is presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions and will open at the newly refurbished Ambassadors Theatre in London on 31 August 2023 … [Read more...]
Second Half Productions has today announced the full cast for a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical magnum opus Long Day’s Journey into Night, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies). Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) will star as matriarch Mary Tyrone alongside Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World, Black Mirror) as Edmund, BAFTA award-nominee Daryl McCormack (Bad Sisters, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) as James Jr and … [Read more...]