X-Files star Gillian Anderson is returning to the London stage to play Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.
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Friday 25 March 2011
Sunday 13 March 2011
A new exhibition reveals the American playwright's battles to stage his plays in post-war London.
Sunday 13 March 2011
Monday 27 December 2010
Friday 19 November 2010
"The scene is memory and is therefore non-realistic. Memory takes a lot of poetic license," writes Tennessee Williams in his introductory stage direction to the 1944 play that propelled him into the major league of American dramatists. Joe Hill-Gibbins takes him at his word in this magnificent production, a revival that is as conceptually fresh as it is emotionally devastating.
Monday 27 September 2010
Rancid whiffs of cooking hang in the air of this highly charged staging of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire.
Kevin McCarthy: Actor best known for his role in the Cold War science-fiction thriller ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The heavy-set, square-jawed Kevin McCarthy was a distinguished actor with an extensive career in the theatre as well as movies and television, but he will be best remembered for his leading role in one of the most famous of screen science-fiction thrillers, Don Siegel's cult classic, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), in which he was a doctor desperate to convince the authorities that the human race is being taken over by "pod people".
Sunday 06 June 2010
Straight outta Florida, Hong Kong, Paris and the International Ruling Class in general, rich girl Anna-Catherine Hartley makes for an unlikely gangsta rapper, but that’s a huge part of Uffie’s appeal.
Love the Sinner, NT Cottesloe, London<br/>Salome, Curve, Leicester<br/>A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky, Lyric Hammersmith, London
Sunday 16 May 2010
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Beautifully directed by Laurie Sansom, these paired productions that began life at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton constitute a triumph on so many levels that I would need at least twice the space to do them justice. With cuts in the arts looming, they represent a supreme vindication of the principle that regional theatres and the National should be – in a way only possible through enlightened subsidy – organically related. It is a feather in the cap of Nick Hytner that he has given these productions the showcase they deserve.
Polar Bears, Donmar Warehouse, London<br/>Andersen's English, Hampstead Theatre, London<br/>Beyond the Horizon/Spring Storm, NT Cottesloe
Sunday 11 April 2010
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Actor Corin Redgrave has died at the age of 70, his family said today.
Thursday 18 February 2010
Reminiscence, said a wise woman, is masochistic: if you remember happiness, you're sad that it's gone, and, if you remember unhappiness, you feel bad all over again. The two couples in Serenading Louie haven't learned this yet. In their early thirties, feeling that the best of life is over, they retreat into memory, pawing through scraps of broken mirror from their bright college years. When you do this too long, and you do it in company, it's inevitable that a slip will bring blood.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Some authors are less forgotten than ignored. Gary Indiana is an author whom it is more convenient to overlook. He belongs to a special breed of American urban writers who take cool pleasure in dissecting the lives of the rich and ugly, and is possibly the most jaded chronicler of them all. On a good day, he makes Bret Easton Ellis look like Enid Blyton, yet many, myself included, think he might already have written the Great American Novel(s).
Sunday 27 December 2009
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