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West End transfer: The Inheritance, Noel Coward Theatre - new production images

The Inheritance is an epic two part story of love, loss and life - think of it as this year's Angels in America. 

It is a playful play with laugh out loud moments but in a blink, it is full of pathos and tragedy. It is a play full of joy and heartbreak and for that reason alone I loved it*.

And now more people get to enjoy it as it's transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End and is booking until 21 January, 2019.

To whet your appetite here are the production photos from part 1 and part 2.

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Rehearsal photos: Clifford Samuel and Douglas Booth, A Guide For the Homesick, Trafalgar Studios

This month sees the European premiere of American playwright Ken Urban’s acclaimed A Guide for the Homesick, starring Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel and directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.

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L-R Clifford Samuel (Teddy) & Douglas Booth (Jeremy) in Rehearsals for A Guide For The Homesick. Photo: Helen Maybanks


Described as a tender and bittersweet play about conscience and connection, Samuel plays Teddy who is searching for a friend for the night while Booth plays Jeremy who is searching for a beer.

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L-R Douglas Booth (Jeremy) & Clifford Samuel (Teddy) in Rehearsals for A Guide For The Homesick. Photo: Helen Maybanks

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Production photos: RSC's historical thriller Imperium officially opens next week at Gielgud Theatre

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RSC's Imperium: Dictator. Photo by Ikin Yum

Following a sold-out run in Stratford Upon Avon, the RSC's historical two-part thriller Imperium has its official opening at the Gielgud next week and guess who will be there?

Adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton (Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies) from Robert Harris’ internationally best-selling Cicero trilogy the story is presented at six one-act plays. 

Told through the watchful eyes of Cicero’s loyal secretary IMPERIUM I: Conspirator chronicles how the great orator’s early success unwittingly paves the way for a brutal and bloody end to the Republic. 


With Rome in chaos at the beginning of IMPERIUM II: Dictator, Cicero must use all his brilliance to restore the power of the Senate from the civic mob and their would-be Emperor: one Julius Caesar. 

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs a cast led by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Richard McCabe (The Audience, BBC’s Collateral) as Cicero and Joseph Kloska (The Crown) as Tiro.

Currently open for previews, each part can be seen on its own or together as one epic story. There are over 10,000 tickets for £10 or under and you will find details on the RSC's Imperium West End website.

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RSC's Imperium: Conspirator. Photo by Ikin Yum

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Playhouse Theatre transforming for Stephen Daldry's The Jungle + rehearsal photos

Preparations are underway for the West End transfer of the Young Vic's The Jungle directed by Stephen Daldry.

The Playhouse Theatre, where the play opens for preview on June 16, is being transformed in order to accommodate Miriam Buether's original set design from the Young Vic and the Dress Circle will be transformed in the 'Cliffs of Dover'.

Screens will also relay close up shots, live news broadcast-style, to bring a more intimate play watching experience in the larger theatre.

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s play is set in Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people. 

The cast is in rehearsal and you can see pictures below. For more details and booking go to the official website.

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The Jungle rehearsals. Photo by Marc Brenner
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The Jungle rehearsal. Photo by Marc Brenner

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Production photos: Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley & David Morrissey in Julius Caesar

Looks like those of the audience who have standing or "promenade" tickets can get really close to the action in Nicholas Hytner's Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre. Should be fun.

Starring Ben Whishaw as Brutus, Michelle Fairley as Cassius and David Morrissey as Mark Antony, Julius Caesar is at the Bridge Theatre until April 15.

 

 


Rehearsal photos and hoping for third time lucky with The York Realist, Donmar Warehouse

The York Realist will be the third Peter Gill play I've seen at the Donmar Warehouse.  I didn't think much of the first two, Small Change and Versaille, so I'm hoping for third time lucky.

It's got a great cast but that has never really been my problem, it's always been the plays.

This one has promising sounding synopsis: A love affair between two young men in 1960s Yorkshire. I will know in a few week's time if I'm a convert.

In the meantime here are the rehearsal photos and the play is at the Donmar Warehouse from 8 February to 24 March.

 

 


Rehearsal photos: Christian Cooke and the cast of Knives in Hens, Donmar Warehouse

Coming up in August at the Donmar Warehouse is the intriguingly titled Knives In Hens by David Harrower starring Christian Cooke, Judith Roddy and Matt Ryan. Yael Farber directs. Previews start on August 17 and then it runs until 7 October and to whet your appetite here are some rehearsal photos.

 


Production photos: Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick in Gloria, Hampstead Theatre

Timely that these production photos for Gloria at Hampstead Theatre have arrived as I'm seeing this tonight. Stupidly excited to see Colin on stage again (it's 10 years since I first saw him in Vernon God Little) and in this play by the brilliant Branden Jacob-Jenkins.

Gloria is at the Hampstead Theatre downstairs until July 22.