Lenny Henry News

Donmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Spring SeasonDonmar Warehouse Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today the Power Season at the Donmar Warehouse.  (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. JohnTwo Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Sir Lenny Henry Launches National Theatre's 'On Demand in Schools' PrimarySir Lenny Henry Launches National Theatre's 'On Demand in Schools' Primary
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Sir Lenny Henry today launched On Demand in Schools Primary at Shenley Academy, Birmingham. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents of DR. ANGELUSFinborough Theatre Presents of DR. ANGELUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and rediscovering one of the West End's most popular dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, Dr Angelus by James Bridie starring David Rintoul and Malcolm Rennie plays at the acclaimed Finborough Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 November 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 28 November 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Henry Naylor's ANGEL Postpones Run at the Arcola TheatreHenry Naylor's ANGEL Postpones Run at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Henry Naylor and Gilded Balloon regret to anounce that the production of Angel, which was due to run at Arcola Theatre from 21st November to 17th December has had to be postponed due to unforseen circumstances. (more...)

Arcola Theatre to Present Henry Naylor's ANGELArcola Theatre to Present Henry Naylor's ANGEL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Following a total sell-out run at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, Henry Naylor is delighted to present the London debut of his Multi-Award-winning one-woman play, Angel, at London's Arcola Theatre for a month-long season this autumn. (more...)

Consortium Led by Tiata Fahodzi Wins ACE Sustained Theatre FundConsortium Led by Tiata Fahodzi Wins ACE Sustained Theatre Fund
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

A consortium led by tiata fahodzi has been awarded Arts Council England's Sustained Theatre Fund, designed to support the development of established and emerging Black and minority ethnic theatre makers and to increase their representation across the wider theatre sector. (more...)

Arcola Theatre Announces Winter SeasonArcola Theatre Announces Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Arcola Theatre today announced its Winter Season, with new plays by David Greig, Ron Hutchinson, Christina Lamb, Belarus Free Theatre, Christine Bacon, Sergio Blanco and Henry Naylor. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE RehearsesPhoto Flash: THE HOTEL CERISE Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

As the leader of the free world ends his eight years in office, a black middle class family risk losing their beloved hotel and cherry orchard, where Martin Luther King once rested and Miles Davis played. (more...)

Hip Hop Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION 2016 Heads to Blumenthal Performing Arts This FallHip Hop Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION 2016 Heads to Blumenthal Performing Arts This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

An exciting new line-up of international acts is headed to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts for Breakin' Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre created by London's Sadler's Wells, returning to Blumenthal Performing Arts Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. (more...)

Arinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This WinterArinze Kene's GOOD DOG to Embark on UK Tour This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Delicately observed and fearlessly told, good dog chronicles Britain's multi-cultural communities and the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Because in the end, everyone who's good gets what they deserve. Don't they? (more...)

Donmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's CrossDonmar Warehouse's All-Female THE TEMPEST Begins Tonight at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from tonight 23rd September. (more...)

Joan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's CrossJoan Armatrading to Pen Songs for Donmar's All-Female THE TEMPEST at King's Cross
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading will compose original music for Phyllida Lloyd's forthcoming production of The Tempest. The songs will be set to Shakespeare's words in the Donmar's new all-female production which starts performance from 23rd September. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISETheatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

Mayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare TrilogyMayor of London, Meryl Streep and More Laud Donmar's Young+Free Initiative for Shakespeare Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Today ambassadors, including The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and actors Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw, help the Donmar Warehouse celebrate the release of the first batch of YOUNG+FREE tickets, available to those aged 25 and under, for the all-female Shakespeare Trilogy at King's Cross. (more...)

Hip Hop Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION 2016 Heads to Blumenthal Performing Arts This FallHip Hop Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION 2016 Heads to Blumenthal Performing Arts This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

An exciting new line-up of international acts is headed to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts for Breakin' Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre created by London's Sadler's Wells, returning to Blumenthal Performing Arts Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. (more...)

Sir Lenny Henry, Sir Tom Courtenay & More Named Patrons of Yorkshire Theatre CompanySir Lenny Henry, Sir Tom Courtenay & More Named Patrons of Yorkshire Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that actors Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stephanie Cole OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and playwrights Mike Poulton and Blake Morrison will be joining the award winning Yorkshire theatre company as Patrons. (more...)

Cathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester CurveCathy Tyson To Lead THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Birmingham Rep and Leicester Curve
by Marianka Swain - Jun 30, 2016

Today, Curve Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster, announces the cast for his production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated actress Cathy Tyson will star as the iconic Lady Bracknell in Foster's stylish reimagining of Wilde's much-loved comedy. Cathy is best known for her role in the multi-award winning film Mona Lisa, classic ITV drama series Band of Gold and her stage work with the RSC and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. (more...)

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal Revive J.B. Priestley's WHEN WE ARE MARRIEDNorthern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal Revive J.B. Priestley's WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal will be joining forces in September to stage J.B.Priestley's much loved and rarely toured classic comedy WHEN WE ARE MARRIED. Directed by and featuring Northern Broadsides artistic director Barrie Rutter, the production will open at York Theatre Royal from the 9-24 September and then go on a national tour until 10 December 2016. (more...)

Comedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special AwardComedian & Writer Lenny Henry to Receive BAFTA Special Award
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced that Lenny Henry, one of Britain's best-loved comedians and writers, will be honoured with the Special Award at the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London on Sunday May 8th. (more...)

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