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Flare Path, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London <br/> In a Forest Dark and Deep, Vaudeville, London<br/> Ecstasy, Hampstead,London
Sunday 20 March 2011
Thursday 17 March 2011
Mike Leigh has broken the habit of a lifetime and returned to direct one of his stage plays for the second time. You can see why he has been reluctant hitherto. Given the improvisatory techniques and the exhaustive research into character that goes into the creation of a Mike Leigh piece, the original actors might be said to "own" the material in a deeper sense than is normally meant by the term. How could you hope to re-create in rehearsal that intimate sense of mutual discovery with actors coming to the finished product cold?
Sunday 27 February 2011
On the surface, nothing much happens in Mike Leigh's latest comedy-drama except that a husband and wife (Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen) host four meals, one for each season of the year.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Thursday 27 January 2011
Mike Leigh is to return to the National Theatre with a collaborative, improvised play, his first stage work in six years.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Royal drama The King's Speech and Mike Leigh film Another Year have clinched yet more nominations at the latest movie awards.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Sunday 07 November 2010
Friday 05 November 2010
It's been emotional: Lesley Manville on banned sex scenes and how Mike Leigh turned her into a regretful alcoholic
Sunday 31 October 2010
Friday 29 October 2010
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Mike Leigh, the British filmmaker, has cancelled a trip to Israel in protest against controversial plans to introduce an oath of loyalty for new non-Jewish citizens.
Friday 01 October 2010
Friday 24 September 2010
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