TIMOTHY O'HARA opens to great reviews in THE LITTLE MERMAID at Bath
Thursday, 7th December 2017
@Timboohara TIMOTHY O'HARA
is smashing it in a yellow suit (don't mention the wig and shades!) @theeggbath @TheatreRBath in THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Egg Theatre at Bath Theatre Royal from 7th December - 14th January - splash for a seat!
..highly original and deliciously quirky take on The Little Mermaid at the Egg Theatre (at Bath Theatre Royal). LYN GARDNER, THE GUARDIAN
As with the best of Sally Cookson and Kneehigh, Little Mermaid is an edifying, imaginative and passionate piece of family theatre. It’s absolutely in need of a 2018 transfer. THE STAGE
LIANNE HARVEY returns to the theatre in Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE
Tuesday, 12th December 2017
has recently enjoyed a number of nominations at international film festivals for her co-lead in BIKINI BLUE feature film and now returns to the theatre as another complex and interesting young heroine 'Ellie Dunn' in Bernard Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, a comedy about what happens when socialites, tycoons and drifters collide in the pre-World War I British countryside. A rare revival in which I understand we can expect the unexpected!
SHAMIA CHALABI writes and stars in an East-Meets-Wigan comedy!
Tuesday, 5th December 2017
We are delighted to announce the premiere of this funny and heartfelt debut play from our very talented Shamia Chalabi (who will also play) - co-writing with the ever-brilliant Sarah Henley - @vaults. So put your rashers in a sarnie and get your scarves on - this isn't to be missed!
NATEY JONES joins the cast of TINA THE MUSICAL
Tuesday, 5th December 2017
joins a fabulous cast to create a diverse double 'Richard' and 'Raymond' in Phyllida Lloyd's sparkling new musical about legendary singer Tina Turner; TINA THE MUSICAL. Opening in March 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre
JUSTIN BUTCHER is upcoming in PHILIP K DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS
Tuesday, 5th September 2017
plays 'Linus Primo' in an episode of Ch4's upcoming ten-part anthology series, Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), with Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston both executive producing and appearing in the series.
Each episode will be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers including Jack Thorne, Tony Grisoni & David Farr.
PAUL CARROLL is cast in OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS season at the Kings Head
Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
...fresh from the success of his solo sketch show 40 SHADES OF STRAWBERRY BLONDE, joins the cast of a diverse group of new plays by prominent gay writers.
7 new short plays spanning the decades from the 1950s to the present day exploring gay lives against a rapidly changing social history from intolerance, violence and hate through to the legalisation of homosexuality and gay marriage.
KINGS HEAD THEATRE
29 Aug - 23 Sept
A man in a purple helmet and glasses is funny at the Fringe....
Monday, 21st August 2017
Rhys Bevan is 25% of LAUGHING STOCK - now well-established yet freshly minted in its third successive year with wonderful new material - here are the reviews so far:
Laughing Stock is a riotous hour of high-octane comedy, clever and silly in equal measure and performed by a supremely talented cast.
BROADWAY BABY ****
It's unlikely you'll find a sketch troupe quite as adventurous, talented and professional as Laughing Stock at the Fringe. These multi-talented performers seem to have it all. Their chemistry together is undeniable
THE WEE REVIEW****
Material: Delivery: Laughs:
ELIZABETH WEBSTER on release in LET ME GO on September 15th
Saturday, 12th August 2017
Our GAME OF THRONES star
plays 'Dani' alongside Juliet Stevenson and Jodhi May in this moving and beautifully shot feature film based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. The lives of three generations of women are turned upside down when Helga’s mother is revealed to still be alive, but initial joy soon turns to deep trauma as the terrible secret of their family’s past is revealed.
Multi-awards for THE LAST LAUGH starring SIMON CARTWRIGHT
Monday, 31st July 2017
Paul Hendy's classy and touching short sees three British comedy icons, Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe and Bob Monkhouse (Simon Cartwright)
SIMON CARTWRIGHT as Bob Monkhouse
....sitting in a dressing room discussing the secret of comedy and what it means to be 'funny'...or are they?
The film has won several awards including Best UK Film and Best UK Short at the Manchester Film Festival (2017), the prestigious Audience Award at the Oxford Film Festival and Best Comedy Drama at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
MONTSERRAT ROIG DE PUIG premieres tonight @BAFTA in COUNTY LINES
Thursday, 22nd June 2017
MONTSERRAT ROIG DE PUIG stars in an important new film for our time COUNTY LINES produced by Two Birds and premiering tonight @BAFTA in Piccadilly
NATEY JONES joins an UPRISING at the Orange Tree - eight stories, one night
Sunday, 11th June 2017
fresh from a brilliant run in ONE LOVE by Kwamei Kwei Armah at Birmingham Rep jumps in to work with The Orange Tree Writers Collective in UPRISING - eight new plays in just one night.
The OTWC is a group of eight exhilarating playwrights, selected by the theatre to spend a year developing their crafts.
In UPRISING these playwrights examine the cultural baggage that makes them who they are.
Directed by Ola Ince (The Dutchman, Young Vic) and Guy Jones (OT Literary Associate)
Sonali Bhattacharyya, Chris Bush, Daniel Foxsmith, Christian Graham, Sarah Grochala, Eve Leigh, John O’Donovan, Joe White
ORANGE TREE THEATRE
SHELLEY ATKINSON opens to appreciative reviews in Big Telly's THE FAERIE THORN based on the best-selling stories of Jane Talbot
Saturday, 29th April 2017
SHELLEY ATKINSON is currently touring Ireland in Big Telly's characteristically quirky and intriguing production of THE FAERIE THORN adapted from the dark and magical tales of Jane Talbot....
Shelley Atkinson and Nicky Harley merge staggering, sometimes unsettling impressionism with degrees of silent poignancy THE STAGE
As the parents, Shelley Atkinson and Rory Corcoran acted their Aran cardies off THE IRISH NEWS
CATHY CONNEFF cast in John Godber's APRIL IN PARIS
Sunday, 12th March 2017
CATHY CONNEFF is off to Germany to play 'an Englishwoman abroad' in English Theatre of Hamburg's APRIL IN PARIS by John Godber. The play runs from 27th April to 24th June. Happy travels Cathy!
LAURENCE KENNEDY opens on 16th March in Ayckbourn's imaginative farce
Saturday, 11th March 2017
LAURENCE KENNEDY opens on 16th March in Ayckbourn's masterpiece of imaginative comedy IMPROBABLE FICTION - a farce about writer's block! The production will play at the Mill At Sonning Theatre until 6th May.
Congratulations to SAIKAT AHAMED as PETER PAN at the National Theatre is nominated for an Olivier Award
Monday, 6th March 2017
Our warmest congratulations to the wonderful SAIKAT AHAMED, as Sally Cookson's PETER PAN (in which Saikat played a most original and inventive 'Tinkerbell'), is nominated for 'Best Entertainment And Family' at the 2017 OLIVIER AWARDS. The production was developed from Cookson's original production co-devised and co-written by her acting company at Bristol Old Vic.
We also wish Saikat all the very best as he opens this week at the Garrick Theatre in THE MISER with Gryff Rhys Jones and Lee Mack at the Garrick Theatre.
FABRIZIO MATTEINI opens 13th February in Sally Cookson's LA STRADA
Monday, 30th January 2017
Our charismatic Italian client FABRIZIO MATTEINI is hard at work in rehearsals with an international cast and Olivier award winner Sally Cookson bringing a magical interpretation of Fellini's iconic movie LA STRADA to the stage for the first time - here's a trailer!
The production opens at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on 13th February 2017 prior to a UK tour and West End season at the newly-named The Other Palace (previously St James' Theatre).
JOSEPH DERRINGTON will play 'Algeron Montcreiff' in the Wilde classic THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST
Wednesday, 28th December 2016
Joseph Derrington joins acclaimed physically-based theatre company Bruiser for a new production of Irish classic THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST at the MAC Theatre Belfast in the co-lead role of 'Algernon Montcreiff' playing 24 March - 15 April
NATEY JONES cast in ONE LOVE at Birmingham Rep
Wednesday, 28th December 2016
NATEY JONES follows his successful debut season at the RSC Swan (2016) with a principal role in ONE LOVE Kwame Kwei-Armah's new musical about the legendary Bob Marley at Birmingham Repertory Theatre 10 March - 8 April.
SAIKAT AHAMED cast as 'La Fleche' in THE MISER at the Garrick
Wednesday, 28th December 2016
SAIKAT AHAMED will play the role of 'La Flèche' in Moliere's THE MISER alongside a stellar cast including GRIFF RHYS JONES and LEE MACK. Plays at Theatre Royal Bath and Richmond Theatre before a March 2017 opening at the Garrick Theatre in the West End running until June.
NICOLA BLACKMAN enjoys great reviews for BABE: THE SHEEP PIG
Tuesday, 27th December 2016
NICOLA BLACKMAN is a delightful and skilled 'Fly' the sheepdog in Michael Fentiman's atmospheric, funny and touching production of BABE THE SHEEP PIG and is garnering well-deserved great mentions! On at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon until early February then tours the UK until October 2017.
The most charming relationship is that between Babe and Fly the sheep dog, who is beautifully acted by NicolaBlackman TIME OUT
The stand out character is Fly, played by NicolaBlackman. Her stage presence is commanding and firm, as she leads us through this magical tale. A YOUNGER THEATRE
Fly, the sheepdog, was a really integral character to the story and her emotions were clearly portrayed in both acting but also song. She was also great at getting the audience to participate and she was definitely one of the children’s favourite characters WHATTHEREDHEADSAID.COM