Mark Ravenhill News

Cast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICECast Announced for ATC/Orange Tree Theatre's WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The cast for Winter Solstice, which receives its English Language premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in early 2017, has been announced. (more...)

Kara Tointon Visits Birmingham to Launch UK Tour of GASLIGHTKara Tointon Visits Birmingham to Launch UK Tour of GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Leading lady Kara Tointon was in Birmingham yesterday to launch a brand new production of one of the greatest thrillers of all time, Gaslight. (more...)

Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre Present
The English Language Premiere of WINTER SOLSTICEActors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre Present The English Language Premiere of WINTER SOLSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

To coincide with the inauguration of President Donald J Trump, Actors Touring Company present the English language premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig's new play. (more...)

East/West Berlin Drama OVER THERE for Alexander Upstairs TheatreEast/West Berlin Drama OVER THERE for Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Abrahamse & Meyer Productions will present OVER THERE, a play written by Mark Ravenhill at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this November. Directed and designed by Fred Abrahamse, the 80-minute production will be performed by Marcel Meyer and Francis Chouler. (more...)

BWW Review: SHOPPING AND F**KING, Lyric Hammersmith, 14 October 2016BWW Review: SHOPPING AND F**KING, Lyric Hammersmith, 14 October 2016
by Liz Cearns - Oct 15, 2016

It's been twenty years since Mark Ravenhill's notoriously titled Shopping and F**king was first staged at the Royal Court. In his foreword for the Lyric Hammersmith's anniversary production, Ravenhill describes the show's scandalous reputation - and its actual reception. 1996 audiences may have been - largely - ready to nod seriously at plays highlighting such 'issues', but this production, directed by Sean Holmes, seems aimed at a broader demographic than just the theatrical intelligentsia. (more...)

Lyrics Hammersmith Announces Full Cast for SHOPPING AND F***INGLyrics Hammersmith Announces Full Cast for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 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...)

Lyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This AutumnLyric Hammersmith to Present SHOPPING AND F***ING This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 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...)

BROKEN BISCUITS Tour Begins Tonight in Newcastle upon TyneBROKEN BISCUITS Tour Begins Tonight in Newcastle upon Tyne
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Paines Plough and Live Theatre present the world premiere of Tom Wells' new coming-of-age comedy Broken Biscuits. (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...)

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...)

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