Mark Ravenhill News

Theatre Royal Plymouth to Present ANOTHER PLACE, Begin. 6 November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Theatre Royal Plymouth presents the world premiere of a new play by leading playwright DC Moore (Alaska, The Empire), continuing the theatre's outstanding commitment to the very best of new writing. The production will open on 10 November 2014 (previews from 6 November 2014). (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

Jonathan Broadbent, Matthew Pearson and More Star in GRAND GUIGNOL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Jonathan Broadbent will star as De Lorde alongside Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey) in Theatre Royal Plymouth's revival of Grand Guignol. Written by Carl Grose and directed by Simon Stokes, Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

POOL (NO WATER) to Open Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theater this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

One Year Lease Theater Company brings their sold-out critically-acclaimed 2012 production of pool (no water) back to NYC for a limited Off-Broadway run from October 21-November 24 at Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South). Written by controversial English playwright Mark Ravenhill and directed by Ianthe Demos, pool (no water) will be arriving in NYC from a run at A.R.T.'s Oberon in Boston. (more...)

American Repertory Theatre and OBERON's Fall Season to Include POOL (NO WATER), SHIDA, and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced fall programming at OBERON, featuring limited engagements of exciting work by groundbreaking artists. The lineup for October and November includes POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill, created by One Year Lease Theater Company and directed by Ianthe Demos; SHIDA, a new musical in development, written and performed by Broadway powerhouse Jeannette Bayardelle and directed by Andy Sandberg; and RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD, written and performed by the incomparable comedienne and actor Ruby Wax. (more...)

Theatre Royal Plymouth Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Artistic Director Simon Stokes announces his 2014/15 programme, packed with the risk-taking writers, international collaborations and the adventurous outlook that has seen him transform Theatre Royal Plymouth into one of the most innovative and exciting theatres in Britain today. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: SHOW 6, Summerhall, August 3 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - Aug 05, 2014

Is it annoying if I? If my sentences never seem to? And for an hour, could you? Welcome to Show 6, a play in which no single sentence is allowed enough words for it to make sense, but which seems convinced of its importance, for one reason or another. (more...)

GRAND GUIGNOL to Play The Drum and Southwark Playhouse, Beg. Oct 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Directed by Theatre Royal Plymouth's Artistic Director, Simon Stokes, the revival of Grand Guignol will return to The Drum from 9 - 18 October before heading to Southwark Playhouse where the acclaimed production will run for five weeks from 23 October - 22 November 2014. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Bean's PITCAIRN to Be Performed at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Award-winning playwright Richard Bean unveils the second of his three world premieres to be staged this year, and renews his collaboration with acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark for Pitcairn at Chichester, prior to London and a national tour. (more...)

Por Piedad Teatro Presents WORKING ON A SPECIAL DAY, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Known for their international vision of new plays, The Play Company (PlayCo) is pleased to announce that Working on a Special Day, their 2013 co-production with Mexico City's Por Piedad Teatro, has gone on to a series of international engagements, including the Edinburgh Fringe (August 2013), Singapore's M1 Festival (January 2014) and the Adelaide Fringe Festival (February 2014 - Winner, Peace Foundation Award). After an award-winning engagement at the Prague Fringe Festival (May 2014 winner the Performance Award and the Creative Award) the play returns to the U.S. for a run at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts; June 18-July 6. The touring life of this play marks a new level of international exchange in PlayCo's pioneering mission to support a global approach to contemporary theatre. (more...)

Theatre of the Black Butterfly's POOL (NO WATER) Now Playing Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

INTRODUCING Montreal's newest English-language professional theatre collective and it's site-specific production of POOL (NO WATER) by Mark Ravenhill. Theatre of The Black Butterfly is the brainchild of Gordon McCall, former artistic director of Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company. "Our Theatre of The Black Butterfly motto is 'Defying Convention'. We want to make provocative theatre that challenges theatrical preconceptions, that is site-specific and that celebrates Montreal,' says McCall. (more...)

PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS Opens Tonight as Part of Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes KPS Productions, in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway & supported by Jersey Arts Trust, with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS began performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. Press opening is today, Tuesday, May 6 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279- 4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's 'Open Books' Series Continues Today with Sean Carney
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience presents a free public event, OPEN BOOKS: Sean Carney. This free talk, examining Sean Carney's book The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy, will take place today, May 3 at 5:15pm at Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. (more...)

Alan Cox Returns in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances tonight, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's 'Open Books' Series to Continue 5/3 with Sean Carney
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Theatre for a New Audience presents a free public event, OPEN BOOKS: Sean Carney. This free talk, examining Sean Carney's book The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary English Tragedy, will take place on Saturday, May 3 at 5:15pm at Theatre for a New Audience at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. (more...)

THE RAGGED CHILD, THE HIRED MAN and BRASS Make Up 2014 Season at National Youth Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

National Youth Music Theatre will present an exciting season of work for summer 2014, including a new commission to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The company of over 150 actors, musicians, creative and backstage teams aged between 11 and 23 will stage The Ragged Child at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (23 - 27 July), The Hired Man at the St. James Theatre, London (13 - 16 August) and Brass at the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (20 - 23 August). (more...)

Alan Cox to Return in PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS at 'Brits Off Broadway', 4/29-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

59E59 Theaters will welcome KPS Productions in association with the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh to Brits Off Broadway with PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS by Hannah Patterson, directed by Hannah Eidinow. PLAYING WITH GROWN UPS begins performances on Tuesday, April 29 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 18. (more...)

ATC's THE EVENTS Set for UK & US Tour and Young Vic Return, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic Theatre, Brageteatret & Schauspielhaus Wien Co-Production, THE EVENTS by David Greig, is set for a UK and US tour and Young Vic return in 2014, directed by Ramin Gray and featuring music composed by John Browne. (more...)

A LIFE OF GALILEO with Ian McDiarmid Begins 28 Feb at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Ian McDiarmid reprises the title role in Roxana Silbert's celebrated production of Brecht's A LIFE OF GALILEO at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 28 February to 8 March ahead of a UK tour. (more...)

Thinking Cap Theatre Presents Florida Premiere of Mark Ravenhill's POOL (NO WATER), 2/21-3/8
by Carol Kassie - Feb 11, 2014

Thinking Cap Theatre will present the Florida premiere of Mark Ravenhill's Pool (No Water), a darkly comic, brutally honest investigation of what it means to be an artist and to survive in the art world. The production will run from February 21st through March 8th at the Muse Center for the Arts in Fort Lauderdale. (more...)

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