Clare Foster News

Star-Studded Line-up Announced for West End Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert this WeekendStar-Studded Line-up Announced for West End Grenfell Tower Benefit Concert this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Giles Terera and Danielle Tarento are presenting a West End fundraising gala evening of song, dance and comedy for the hundreds of families made homeless and the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire. (more...)

Trifast plc: Trading Update and Notice of Annual ResultsTrifast plc: Trading Update and Notice of Annual Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Trading Update and Notice of Annual ResultsTrading Update and Notice of Annual Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Olivier Awards 2017 - Full List Of Nominees and Winners!Olivier Awards 2017 - Full List Of Nominees and Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Here's a full list of Olivier Award nominees and winners - updating LIVE (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company RecordMenier Chocolate Factory Receives Nine Olivier Nominations, Breaking Company Record
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory received nine nominations for this year's Olivier Awards - a record for the company. The awards are across four productions - Travesties, currently running at the Apollo Theatre; Funny Girl, currently on an extensive tour of UK and Ireland; Florian Zeller's The Truth in a version by Christopher Hampton, and David Baddiel - My Family Not the Sitcom, which returns to the West End for a second run later this month. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo TheatreBWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo Theatre
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 16, 2017

'What did you do during the war, Dada?' Somewhere underneath the relentless punning and the pastiche, the whistle-stop wit and the whirling theoretical debate, there's a seriousness to Tom Stoppard's 1974 Travesties that feels horribly prescient. The intellectual hijinks are genuinely hilarious, but there's no disguising the weight of the question they restlessly scamper over and clamber round: what can artists do when faced with social crisis? Can their work claim political agency, or are they just schoolboys with a chit to get them off chores, daubing happily away in a corner? (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Stoppard, Trevor Nunn & More at TRAVESTIES West End OpeningPhoto Flash: Tom Stoppard, Trevor Nunn & More at TRAVESTIES West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Last night was the official opening of the West End transfer of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES, which had a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year. Patrick Marber directs the revival, with a cast that features Tom Hollander, Clare Foster, Freddie Fox, Forbes Masson, Peter McDonald, Amy Morgan, Sarah Quist and Tim Wallers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIESBWW Interview: Actress Amy Morgan Talks TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Feb 15, 2017

Amy Morgan's credits include Red Velvet and Hay Fever in the West End, The Beaux' Stratagem at the National Theatre, and, on screen, Father Brown and Mr Selfridge. She's currently starring as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard's Travesties, which has transferred to the Apollo Theatre following a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Leads February's Top 10 New London ShowsWHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Feb 1, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a major Albee revival to starry Shakespeare and a steamy musical, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for TRAVESTIES at Apollo TheatreTickets On Sale Now for TRAVESTIES at Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory's current revival of Tom Stoppard's Travesties will transfer to the West End's Apollo Theatre, beginning performances on 3 February 2017. (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next YearPatrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory's TRAVESTIES In Talks for West End Transfer. Broadway to Follow?Menier Chocolate Factory's TRAVESTIES In Talks for West End Transfer. Broadway to Follow?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Tom Stoppard is currently in discussions to transfer the Menier Chocolate Factory's acclaimed revival of his play 'Travesties' into the West End in early 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Menier Chocolate Factory, 4 October 2016BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Menier Chocolate Factory, 4 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 5, 2016

Wilde, Joyce, Shakespeare, Lenin, memory, the morality of war, social systems, and the meaning and purpose of art: Stoppard's dazzlingly intellectual 1974 play really is a life, the universe and everything affair. Thankfully, Patrick Marber's fleet-footed revival is equally attuned to its wit and skittish strangeness, offering a lifeline to audience members who may be nodding fervently at the line 'I'm finding this conversation extremely hard to follow'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Hollander, Freddie Fox & More at TRAVESTIES Opening PartyPhoto Flash: Tom Hollander, Freddie Fox & More at TRAVESTIES Opening Party
by Marianka Swain - Oct 5, 2016

Last night, Patrick Marber's highly anticipated revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES opened at Menier Chocolate Factory. The cast features Tom Hollander, Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Peter McDonald, Amy Morgan, Forbes Masson, Tim Wallers and Sarah Quist, and the play runs until 19 November. (more...)

AMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London ShowsAMADEUS Leads October's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 1, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Amadeus and a starry Stoppard revival to exciting new musicals, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES at the Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: First Look at Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TRAVESTIESPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with TRAVESTIES
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr in the Menier Chocolate Factory's revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. The production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Cast Announced For TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Tom Hollander (Henry Carr), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen), Sarah Quist (Nadya) and Tim Wallers (Bennett). The production - which opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November - is now completely sold out, breaking Menier box office records by becoming the first play to sell out ahead of its opening in the theatre's history. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES RevivalFreddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

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