Mark Ravenhill News

BWW Interview: Director Sean Holmes On Reviving SHOPPING AND F***INGBWW Interview: Director Sean Holmes On Reviving SHOPPING AND F***ING
by Marianka Swain - Sep 23, 2016

Sean Holmes has been Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith since 2009. Memorable productions during his bold and varied tenure include Three Kingdoms, Saved, Bugsy Malone, Ghost Stories, the Secret Theatre programme, and the Olivier Award-winning Blasted. Next up is a revival of Mark Ravenhill's provocative Shopping and F***ing. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOPPING AND F***ING RehearsesPhoto Flash: SHOPPING AND F***ING Rehearses
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill's provocative first play, Shopping and Fucking back to the stage. With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives havebeen reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink wrapped world. A place whereShopping is sexy and Fucking is a job. (more...)

Theatre Uncut Announces Rights-free Release of Plays on Refugee CrisisTheatre Uncut Announces Rights-free Release of Plays on Refugee Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Since 2011, each year Theatre Uncut has released a set of short plays that can be downloaded and performed rights free by anyone, anywhere for a month, creating a mass participation international political theatre event. This Autumn, Theatre Uncut will release a set of works by writers from the UK, Turkey and Denmark that respond to the refugee crisis. The six short plays offer a thought provoking and often moving analysis of Europe's response to the events that have seen many thousands of people risk everything in the attempt to escape war, terrorism and poverty the Middle East and Northern Africa.  (more...)

Kara Tointon to Lead A Major New Production of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHTKara Tointon to Lead A Major New Production of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Frantic Assembly Workshop October 2 Hosted by Only Child Aerial TheatreFrantic Assembly Workshop October 2 Hosted by Only Child Aerial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Only Child Aerial Theatre is sponsoring a 3-hour Frantic Assembly workshop in NYC on Sunday October 2 (two sessions: 2-5pm and 6-9pm). This extremely innovative London-based company has developed a methodology for creating heightened movement that is grounded in reality. Join Frantic practitioner Jess Williams for a 3-hour workshop and discover Frantic Assembly's unique approach to creating physical material. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***INGLyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces CastingEnglish Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for BROKEN BISCUITS Premiere TourFull Cast Announced for BROKEN BISCUITS Premiere Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Today, Paines Plough and Live Theatre have announced full casting for the world premiere of Tom Wells' new coming-of-age comedy Broken Biscuits. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This AutumnLyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12-week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***INGLyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

As the Lyric's smash-hit Bugsy Malone, returns to the stage for a limited 12 week run, the theatre announces a new production to complete their autumn season - Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking. The Lyric's main house will be transformed for this production with part of the audience seated on the stage, creating a bold intimate experience within their Victorian auditorium. (more...)

Sam Steiner Awarded Paines Plough Playwright Fellowship 2016Sam Steiner Awarded Paines Plough Playwright Fellowship 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Today, Paines Plough announce that the second Paines Plough Playwright Fellowship is awarded to Sam Steiner and that the recipient of the new Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre Trainee Director bursary is Anna Himali Howard. (more...)

Helen George's AFTER MISS JULIE Comes To Richmond Theatre in JulyHelen George's AFTER MISS JULIE Comes To Richmond Theatre in July
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents a brand new version of Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie, with Helen George, Richard Flood and Amy Cudden at Richmond Theatre from Mon 11 to Sat 16 July as part of a UK tour, prior to a West End transfer. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, will play at the Arts Theatre in London from 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

WIPERS Coming to Coventry's Belgrade TheatreWIPERS Coming to Coventry's Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to present the UK premiere stage production of Wipers, a new play by Ishy Din inspired by the real life story of Khuddadad Khan, the first South Asian soldier to be awarded a Victoria Cross for his extraordinary bravery at the First Battle of Ypres. (more...)

ATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This FallATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Actors Touring Company, together with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, is delighted to present the British premiere of Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women in a new version by internationally-renowned playwright David Greig. As the anticipated incoming Artistic Director of The Lyceum, Greig is also collaborating with ATC to reunite the world-class creative team behind the hugely acclaimedThe Events - director Ramin Gray and composer John Browne. (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London ShowsRichard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Ann Mitchell, Steve John Shepherd & More to Star in A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at Arts TheatreAnn Mitchell, Steve John Shepherd & More to Star in A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Casting has been announced for A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, playing at the Arts Theatre in London from 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. (more...)

Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4Simon Stephens' HARPER REGAN to Play T. Schreiber Theatre, 5/4-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On a bright autumn night in Manchester, a woman named Harper Regan walks away from her job, her home, her husband and her daughter.  The play named after her, 'Harper Regan' by English playwright Simon Stephens, stunningly reveals life on the cusp of the working class in modern British society. The author is the 2015 TONY Award-winner for best play ('The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time').  This 2008 play is a dramatic Odyssey navigating family, love and redemption.  T. Schreiber Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, will present the piece May 4 to June 4, directed by Terry Schreiber. (more...)

Paines Plough Announces Full 2016 ProgrammePaines Plough Announces Full 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announced the company's full Programme 2016. (more...)

Max Stafford-Clark to Direct A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, May 18Max Stafford-Clark to Direct A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, May 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark will team up with some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights for an evening of political satire: A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, opening at the Arts Theatre in London on 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. (more...)

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