Liz Lochhead News

White Bear Theatre Presents MUSWELL HILL by Torben Betts , 8/12-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

January 2010 - an earthquake in Haiti leaves a hundred thousand people dead and almost two million homeless. Meanwhile in a leafy north London suburb, six individuals sit down to avocado and prawns - 'so reassuringly 1970s' - followed by a monkfish stew. They admire their host's beautifully appointed kitchen, fret about their 'ambitious' mortgages, make holiday plans, compare mobile phone tariffs, connect with Facebook friends, and worry that they might after all just be ordinary - will history remember any of them, and if so, what for? A social event in which much is said but little communicated rapidly disintegrates as the wine flows and some hard truths are told. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Birmingham Repertory Theatre's WOMAN IN MIND, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The production runs through Saturday 28 June, and officially opens tonight, Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Opens WOMAN IN MIND Tomorrow, June 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The production opens tomorrow June 13 and runs through Saturday 28 June. Press Night: Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present WOMAN IN MIND, 13-28 June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. Performances run Friday 13 to Saturday 28 June. Press Night: Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DRACULA Rises Once Again to Terrorise the Populace
by Barry Lenny - Apr 06, 2014

This is not one of those dreadful parodies, or ridiculously camp exaggerations. This production plays it dead straight. (more...)

March at Coach House Books Includes the AWP Conference, Sina Queyras and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Can you feel it, coming in the air? No, it's not weeks and weeks of more terrible weather (though that's coming, too). Coach House's spring titles are nearly here! We're champing at the bit to show you our new 2014 titles – like André Alexis's Pastoral and Brecken Hancock's Broom Broom – but before that happens, there's a wheelbarrow full of book goodness happening this March. From Sina Queyras's launches for MxT to the must-be-seen-to-be-believed Eunoia dance performances and the brand-new Pages Festival, March is a reader's winter wonderland. So huddle under some blankets and warm yourself by the glow of our March mailbot. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2013 - BWW Reviews: GOD BLESS LIZ LOCHHEAD, Assembly Rooms, August 6 2013
by Amy Hanson - Aug 07, 2013

Vain actors and productions in the process of going wrong are popular, if tedious, topics for Fringe plays, perhaps in an attempt to acquire an audience of theatrical types who will recognise themselves on stage. "God Bless Liz Lochhead" bucks the trend of such shows, not least by having more to talk about than deluded quirky performers, but also by being a sharp and genuinely funny production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF, King's Head Theatre, June 3 2013
by Gary Naylor - Jun 05, 2013

Gary Naylor sees a play set in the 16th century with plenty of relevance today. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF at the King's Head
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Previously only seen in London for one week at the Donmar Warehousein 1987, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off will get its first full London season, 25 years after its Scottish premiere, directed by Olivier Award Winning La Boheme director Robin Norton-Hale at the King's Head Theatre, Islington, now through Saturday 22 June. Press night is tomorrow, Friday 31 May at 7.15pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

King's Head Theatre Presents MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS GOT HER HEAD CHOPPED OFF, May 29-June 22
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

Exploring the rivalry and mutual fascination between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, Liz Lochhead's Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off re-tells this murky tale of political and sexual intrigue with ferocious wit and innovation and examines Mary's legacy through the eyes of Corbie, a carrion crow who is her unseen attendant through life and death. (more...)

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL Presents Biggest Ever Program, Now thru Feb 23
by Movies News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Film lovers, rejoice! Glasgow Film Festival today announced its most ambitious programme yet: bookended by two very different romantic comedies, kicking off on Valentine's Day and ending on the night of the 85th Academy Awards. (more...)

David Greig's MIDSUMMER [A PLAY WITH SONGS] Makes NY Premiere at Theatre Row, 1/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation has announced the NY premiere of the critically-acclaimed production of MIDSUMMER [A PLAY WITH SONGS], written and directed by David Greig, with songs by Gordon McIntyre, from the Traverse Theatre in Scotland. MIDSUMMER comes to NY as the 2012 co-winner of the Best of Edinburgh Award given annually by the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation. (more...)

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL Announces Biggest Ever Program, 2/12 - 14
by Movies News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Film lovers, rejoice! Glasgow Film Festival today announced its most ambitious programme yet: bookended by two very different romantic comedies, kicking off on Valentine's Day and ending on the night of the 85th Academy Awards. (more...)

MIDSUMMER Opens Tonight at the Clurman Theater, 1/9-1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is thrilled to announce the NY premiere of the critically-acclaimed production of MIDSUMMER [A PLAY WITH SONGS], written and directed by David Greig, with songs by Gordon McIntyre, from the Traverse Theatre in Scotland. MIDSUMMER comes to NY as the 2012 co-winner of the Best of Edinburgh Award given annually by the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation. (This year, the award is shared with Mies Julie, currently running at St. Ann's Warehouse). (more...)

David Greig's MIDSUMMER [A PLAY WITH SONGS] Makes NY Premiere at Theatre Row, Now thru 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation has announced the NY premiere of the critically-acclaimed production of MIDSUMMER [A PLAY WITH SONGS], written and directed by David Greig, with songs by Gordon McIntyre, from the Traverse Theatre in Scotland. MIDSUMMER comes to NY as the 2012 co-winner of the Best of Edinburgh Award given annually by the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation. (more...)

David Greig's MIDSUMMER [A PLAY WITH SONGS] Makes NY Premiere at Theatre Row, 1/9-26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation has announced the NY premiere of the critically-acclaimed production of MIDSUMMER [A PLAY WITH SONGS], written and directed by David Greig, with songs by Gordon McIntyre, from the Traverse Theatre in Scotland. MIDSUMMER comes to NY as the 2012 co-winner of the Best of Edinburgh Award given annually by the Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation. (more...)

STUDENT CENTER: St. Bonaventure University Senior Destined for Career in Design
by Mary Best - Nov 01, 2012

Do you know what it takes to make a functional rod puppet? What about a giant batch of fake blood? Senior Emily West knows how to make both those and more as part of her many skills showcased through her set, costume and prop designs as a dedicated member of St. Bonaventure University Theater. And now, Emily plans to pursuer her passion post-grad. (more...)

Photo Flash: Poetry in the Persian Tent Opens at Edinburgh's Festival of Spirituality and Peace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Yesterday, August 22, Liz Lochhead launched Poetry in the Persian Tent at the Festival of Spirituality and Peace in Edinburgh, UK, to raise money for Oxfam project Old MacDonald Had a Farm for Africa. In the first of five Poetry in the Persian Tent readings with music, poets Liz Lochhead, John Glenday, Ryan Van Winkle, and Stephanie Green performed their verse accompanied by John Sampson on wind instruments. (more...)

Lochhead, Kay and More Headline POETRY IN THE PERSIAN TENT, Now thru Aug 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

Renowned poets Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, John Glenday, Vicki Fever, Aonghas MacNeacail and Stewart Conn will headline the Poetry in the Persian Tent reading series this month to raise funds for Liz Lochhead and Jim Carruth's Old MacDonald Had a Farm for Africa Project, in association with Oxfam. (more...)

ENCOUNTERS Series Begins Today, 12 August at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2012

Internationally acclaimed artists and performers taking part in the Festival join with cultural commentators and academics to explore, debate and challenge issues inspired by the programme for Festival 2012, in this early afternoon series presented in collaboration with British Council Scotland. (more...)

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