Mike Kenny's adaptation of Scheherazade, one of the most enduring examples of world literature, is currently playing at the National Theatre of Greece, and runs until 12 April.
“Long, long ago and far, far away, in a land that never was, is not and never will be, lived a great Sultan…”. Wounded and disappointed, every night he marries a new wife and every dawn he puts her to death. However, everything changes when he marries Scheherazade, the daughter of his faithful vizier, who is also perhaps the finest storyteller of all time. And so it is, that night after night, the same demand is heard in the palace: “Tell me a story”.
The story is brought to life on stage as a dozen courtiers and the sultan’s quirky band ingeniously use every means at their disposal to tell stories about war and love, evil wizards and hilarious buffoons, fear and laughter, monsters and heroes, magic carpets and winged horses, and giants and clowns. A mosaic made up of comedy and cartoons, music...
The 1948 searing British drama THE WINSLOW BOY is the latest exciting addition to join Studiocanal’s Vintage Classics Collection. Stunningly restored with brand new bonus content, THE WINSLOW BOY – based on Terence Rattigan’s famous play – comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 3rd February 2020 and is available to pre-order here.
Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Browning Version, Pygmalion) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables), THE WINSLOW BOY is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family’s testing fight for justice, based on the real-life 1908 case of George Archer-Shee.
THE WINSLOW BOY follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet Ronnie Winslow (Neil North), who is accused of the theft of a 5-shilling postal order, then expelled from his academy without any chance to defend himself. On returning home, his father Arthur (Cedric Hardwicke: Les Misérables, Around the World in 80 Days) becomes determined to prove his inn...
Tickets are now on sale for Blithe Spirit at the Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan's largest producing professional theatre. The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived Noël Coward classic offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.
The production is running from January 8 - February 2, 2020, and tickets can be purchased on their website.
Noël Coward's classic comedy runs at Salisbury Playhouse from Wednesday 22 April – Saturday 16 May, directed by Gareth Machin.
In deepest Berkshire, retired actress Judith Bliss and her eccentric family have invited guests over for a weekend in the country. But the promise of an idyllic stay is quickly forgotten as the hapless visitors become playthings in the family’s self-made melodrama, resulting in comedic chaos.
Cleverly constructed, wittily written and brilliantly entertaining, this is Coward at his best. A sparkling comedy of manners for a summer’s evening.
General release tickets on sale 17th January 10am. Cast to be announced.
"Add a few ingredients
Bold and brave and new
Don’t you love how chocolate is so unlike you?"
Emma Rice directs Wise Children's new musical adaptation of the hit film Les Émotifs Anonymes at Bristol Old Vic from 18 January to 1 February, before embarking on a major international tour.
Angélique is a gifted chocolate maker inhibited by social anxiety, so timid, she faints when people look at her. Jean-René is the boss of a failing chocolate factory, awkward, prone to embarrassing sweating and relies on self-help tapes. When Angélique takes a job in Jean-René’s struggling factory, a fragile love affair unfolds.
Funny, tender and painfully awkward, Romantics Anonymous is a delicious love story about breaking the mould and finding the courage to be happy.