3 London theatre stories that caught my attention this week - and some belated actor spots
1. The Twilight Zone to get a West End run
I described the Almeida's Twilight Zone as 'sinister and silly fun' when I saw it in December last year and now it's getting a stint in the West End. It will run from 4 March to 1 June at the Ambassadors Theatre and even if you haven't seen the TV series (I hadn't) it's worth seeing if you want something a little surreal, silly and occasionally thought-provoking.
2. Joe McGann and Josie Lawrence star in US play
The Print Room in Notting Hill will host the first UK production of American literary icon Don DeLillo’s Love-Lies-Bleeding, starring Joe McGann Josie Lawrence. Described as a perceptive and witty story, it's about a family trying to take death into their own hands and I admit that it had me at 'jet-black humour'. It runs from 9 November to 8 December, find details on the Print Room website.
3. Much anticipated Dublin transfer
Really pleased that we get a chance to see another Cillian Murphy/Enda Walsh collaboration - Grief Is The Thing With Feathers - which transfers to the Barbican next year. I love Cillian Murphy's stage work and I toyed with taking a trip to Dublin to see this earlier in the year. The run is only short, 25 March - 13 April, and tickets go on sale to the general public on October 26 (put the date in your diary) and there are more details on the Barbican website.
And given I've neglected my monthly roundup (this weekly catch up may replace them) here are my latest actor spots:
Tuppence Middleton was in the Soho Theatre bar, Paapa Essiedu was at the Misty press night (go and see Misty it's great and has had it's run extended), Alex Hassell and I made eye contact on the Victoria Line (he's currently appearing in David Hare's I'm Not Running at the National Theatre) and @PolyG spotted Greg Doran and Antony Sher watching some Pinter at the Pinter.