We are delighted to share that the National Theatre's latest season announcement features two of our clients, Emma Rice and Emlyn Williams.
Emma Rice will be adapting Emily Brontë’s masterpiece Wuthering Heights in what will be a co-production with her company Wise Children, and York Theatre Royal, also touring to locations including Salford, Canterbury, York and Bristol.
Rice said: “I loved Wuthering Heights with a passion as a teenager. I thought it was a love story, a wild romance. I now find little love within its pages, but these multi-layered readings are what makes it such a fascinating story. My Wuthering Heights promises to be a revenge tragedy for our time - but it will also be about hope. I want to wrestle hatred to the earth and let a new story grow.”
Emlyn Williams's The Corn is Green will receive its first London revival in 35 years, with Nicola Walker (Last Tango In Halifax, Spooks, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) leading the cast. D...
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is about to embark on a second national tour, following its critically-acclaimed and sold out run in 2018.
Guy Unsworth's adaptation is based on the TV series by Raymond Allen, and stars Joe Pasquale as the loveable, accident-prone Frank Spencer. The original series ran for 22 episodes and reached a peak audience of 25 million across 60 countries.
The tour begins on 26th February at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, and ends on 18th July at the Southend Palace Theatre. Further dates and booking details can be found on their website.
Continuing his long-standing collaboration with Cathy Marston, Edward Kemp's most recent project is Dances at a Gathering/The Cellist at the Royal Opera House. These are two works performed together, following the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.
The ballet opened on 17th February and runs until 4th March. Find out more here.
A gripping portrait of life in wartime Berlin and a vividly theatrical study of how paranoia can warp a society gripped by the fear of the night-time knock on the door.
Based on true events, Hans Fallada’s Alone In Berlin follows a quietly courageous couple, Otto and Anna Quangel who, in dealing with their own heartbreak, stand up to the brutal reality of the Nazi regime. With the smallest of acts, they defy Hitler’s rule with extraordinary bravery, facing the gravest of consequences.
Translated and Adapted by Alistair Beaton (Feelgood, The Trial Of Tony Blair) and directed by Artistic Director James Dacre (Our Lady Of Kibeho, The Pope) this timely story of the moral power of personal resistance sees the Gestapo launch a massive hunt for the perpetrators and Otto and Anna finding themselves players in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
A ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON AND YORK THEATRE ROYAL CO-PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH OXFORD PLAYHOUSE
'Do you think, when he hears the truth, that the Pope will snap his fingers and write in his diary, “10 January 1610, heaven abolished”?'
1609. Galileo Galilei is a teacher of mathematics at the University of Padua. The establishment orthodoxy – which he’s been teaching to private pupils for years – is that the sun revolves round the earth, which is the centre of the universe. The theory confirms the scriptures and pays the bills.
Now, with the help of a newly-invented telescope, Galileo is starting to look at the universe afresh. And the more he looks, the more he sees, including mountains on the moon and strange stars around Jupiter. His discoveries not only support the heretical idea that the earth moves round the sun, they give rise to urgent new questions too. What if the earth is just another star? And if the church is wrong about the heavens, might it be wrong about how things are here on earth?
Philip Osment's poetic and uplifting final play, Can I Help You? is playing at Oxford (The North Wall Arts Centre - tonight only!) and at Clapham Omnibus from 3rd - 21st March.
An off-duty policeman is about to throw himself off Beachy Head when he is met by a woman carrying a laundry bag and a cat box. Over the course of one night, these two disparate souls learn what it truly means to be touched by the magic of hope.
Join Playing ON at one of the many wraparound workshops and events across the run. From pre and post show workshops to NHS night, from panel discussions to an evening celebration of Philip’s Osment’s work, there is an event for everyone.
CP Taylor's wartime play about how "good" people succumbed to the evils of Nazism is coming to the Playhouse Theatre in October this year. It will be directed by Dominic Cooke and stars David Tennant as liberal German literary professor John Halder, in what will be his first West End appearance since Don Juan in Soho at Wyndham's Theatre in 2017.
Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the play premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 1981, going on to Aldwych Theatre and subsequently Broadway.
Tennant describes how it "shows how people can blur reality, turn away from difficult moments and allow themselves to become inveigled into hideous situations. We are in danger of that happening now, not just politically but in terms of the environment… It is a play really about denial.’
Good runs from 6th October - 19th December 2020. Book tickets here
On March 12th, as part of London Book and Screen Week, Lynn will be in conversation with author, broadcaster, political pundit and award-winning comedian Ayesha Hazarika, discussing the parallels between UK and US politics, and the tour de force of political satire that remains relevant still today.
Hoping to gather material for his novel, writer Charles Condomine invites psychic Madame Arcati to his home to conduct a séance and gets far more than he bargains for in Coward’s Tony Award winning comedy.
Starring Brian Gligor and Carol Mayo Jenkins, Blithe Spirit runs at Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee until Sunday, Feb 23, 2020.
This timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, explores the relationship between two young neighbors George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance and then culminates in marriage. When Emily looses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts of Our Town–growing up, adulthood, and death–is fully realized.
“Indeed the play’s success across cultural borders around the world attests to its being something much greater than an American play: it is a play that captures the universal experience of being alive.”