John Altman (EastEnders) joins Todd Carty and Gwyneth Strong in THE MOUSETRAP 70th Anniversary Tour. Full casting is announced for the 70th Anniversary tour of The Mousetrap, the longest-running play in the world, which will visit over 70 venues throughout the UK and Ireland from this September. Joining the previously announced Todd Carty (EastEnders, Grange Hill, Dancing on Ice) as Major Metcalf and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses, EastEnders) as Mrs. Boyle will be fellow … [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.
Love it or loathe it, and I loved it, I guarantee that you will never have seen a production of Chekhov’s The Seagull like Jamie Lloyd’s, which has taken up residence at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre. He sets it in a wooden box, with no exits or entrances, forcing the cast to enter through the theatre and clamber onto the stage. Everyone is present, sitting on green plastic chairs nearly all the time, heightening the intensity of the play by their total concentration. Dialogue is spoken … [Read more...]
Having premiered in February 1951, some elements of this absurdist play are, perhaps frighteningly, recognisable and relatable decades later. The Professor (Jerome Ngonadi) is incredibly forceful with his Pupil (Hazel Caulfield), and the only character with an ‘actual’ name, Marie, the Maid (Julie Stark) has a cold indifference towards the Pupil, while chiding the Professor for his actions. The actions in question seem relatively benign at the time, though the Maid can see what’s really going … [Read more...]
Following on from the return of the critically-acclaimed, five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, The Jamie Lloyd Company brings Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness to the Harold Pinter Theatre from 29 June for 11 weeks only. Read our interview with Jason Barnett Q: Can you tell us about this production of The Seagull? Jason: Oh it feels incredibly radical, like a new way of approaching this beautiful and complex and funny piece. No scenery or props to speak of and the lightest … [Read more...]
Producer Runaway Entertainment is delighted to announce that the critically acclaimed, smash hit, supernatural thriller 2:22 - A Ghost Story will extend its run at The Criterion Theatre when the current run ends on 4 September. It will play a 18-week season running through to 8 January 2023. The extension means that the production will have its first Halloween performance on Monday 31 October - be afraid! Last week the Center Theatre Group announced the US premiere of 2:22 A Ghost Story at … [Read more...]