Royal Court Theatre News

Royal Court Theatre Set for Roundabout Edinburgh Festival FringeRoyal Court Theatre Set for Roundabout Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Royal Court Theatre will be joining Paines Plough's EARLIER/LATER Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme at Roundabout @ Summerhall with Manwatching, an explicit insight into heterosexual female desire. (more...)

Metta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFULMetta Theatre to Stage World Premiere of MOUTHFUL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Metta Theatre today announces the world premiere of Mouthful, the centrepiece of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Mouthful is a darkly comic and at times heartbreaking response to the global food crisis through six brand new plays from six of the world's leading dramatists - Lydia Adetunji, Bola Agbaje, Clare Bayley, Inua Ellams, Neil LaBute and Pedro Miguel Rozo. The playwrights, with support from a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, have teamed up with six world-renowned scientists - Professors Tim Benton, Kamal Bawa, Suzanne Filteau, Ilkka Hanski, Molly Jahn and Tim Lang to collaborate on this politically provocative and theatrically imaginative production. (more...)

Tottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre LineupTottenham Summer Sets The Royal Court Theatre Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TOTTENHAM'S OWN is a celebration of work made by the local community and will include workshops and performance nights for home grown talent in the Tottenham area. (more...)

Michael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDAMichael Begley, Miria Parvin and Rebecca Thornhill Join West End's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Evie Hone and Lizzie Wells will join Anna-Louise Knight and Lara McDonnell in the title role of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical from Tuesday 15 September 2015. Joining the four actresses will be Michael Begley (Mr Wormwood), Miria Parvin (Miss Honey) and Rebecca Thornhill (Mrs Wormwood). Craige Els will continue in the role of Miss Trunchbull. (more...)

New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!New Cast Announced For London MATILDA - Craige Els Continues As Miss Trunchbull!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust AwardHappy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival Receives Major Trust Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival is delighted to announce that it has just received one of the largest awards to an arts festival this year, £300,000 from the UK-based T.S. Eliot Trust. This major new funding over three years secures the Festival's future for Enniskillen and Northern Ireland. (more...)

Cast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Cast Set for Stage Premiere of ANITA AND ME at Birmingham RepCast Set for Stage Premiere of ANITA AND ME at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Mandeep Dhillon and Jalleh Alizadeh will take leading roles in the stage premiere of Meera Syal's much-loved novel, Anita And Me which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 9 October (press night Tuesday 13 October). (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Pear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & MorePear Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, TRIBES & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Pear Theatre Artistic Director Diane Tasca has announced details of the company's line-up for its 2015-16 season, the first in its new state-of-the-art theatre located at 1110 La Avenida, Mountain View. The ambitious season launches with a world premiere romantic comedy, and includes works by Tracy Letts, Amy Freed, Chekhov, Katori Hall, and Nina Raine. For subscriptions ($100-$212) and more information the public may visit www.thepear.org or call 650-254-1148. (more...)

Starry ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Play Edinburgh Playhouse in 2016Starry ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Play Edinburgh Playhouse in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Since its first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre in June 1973, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show has become the world's favourite Rock N' Roll musical. It has been performed worldwide for over 40 years in over 30 countries and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Director Christopher Luscombe created a stunning new production to celebrate the 40th Anniversary and this critically acclaimed version of the classic show is back by popular demand, and comes to Edinburgh on 28 March - 2 April 2016. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Extends Through July 19 in MelbourneTHE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Extends Through July 19 in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost announced today that due to extraordinary demand, The Rocky Horror Show will play an extra week at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne. This iconic production will now close on 19 July. (more...)

Steep Theatre's 15th Season to Include World Premieres, U.S. Premieres & MoreSteep Theatre's 15th Season to Include World Premieres, U.S. Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Steep Theatre is thrilled to announce the programming for its upcoming, landmark 15th season.  The slate of shows will celebrate many of the elements that have defined this company since its inception and established it as one of the most vibrant companies in Chicago: bold scripts from today's most exciting writers; fearlessly honest ensemble work; and visionary directors.  Steep's 15th season features a U.S. premiere from 2015 Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens; a world premiere from playwright and veteran stage and screen actor Hamish Linklater; a U.S. Premiere from one of Britain's most celebrated writers Laura Wade; and a local premiere from Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Samuel D. Hunter.  (more...)

Richard O'Brien to Do the Time Warp in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in MelbourneRichard O'Brien to Do the Time Warp in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

?Producers Howard Panter and John Frost gleefully announced today that the author of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien, would join the production at certain special performances during the Melbourne season, playing the role of the Narrator. O'Brien can be seen at performances on June 30, July 1, 2, 5 (5.30pm only), 7, 8 and 9. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/17/15- John Gallagher, Jr.STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/17/15- John Gallagher, Jr.
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2015

Happy Birthday, John Gallagher, Jr.! Gallagher originated the role of Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening on Broadway after performing the role Off-Broadway and in workshops at Lincoln Center. Gallagher won the 2007 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance. In 2010, Gallagher starred in American Idiot, a musical based on the Green Day album of the same name, playing Johnny aka 'Jesus of Suburbia'. He most recently starred in the Broadway production of The Royal Court Theatre's Jerusalem. (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

BWW Review: TRIBES Continues at the Unicorn Theatre Though June 28BWW Review: TRIBES Continues at the Unicorn Theatre Though June 28
by Steve Wilson - Jun 12, 2015

The critically acclaimed Tribes continues at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri through June 28, on the Levin Stage. Theodore Swetz directs the humorous British drama written by Nina Raine, which made its world premiere in 2010 at London's Royal Court Theatre. Tribes opened in 2012 Off-Broadway, winning the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. (more...)

BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony AwardsBWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards
by Chris McCormack - Jun 8, 2015

When it comes to Irish theatre and the Tony Awards, the distance is never great. (more...)

Full Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOWFull Cast Set for European Premiere of ORSON'S SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Final casting is announced today for the European premiere of Orson's Shadow, a critically acclaimed comedy by Austin Pendleton, about the time when Hollywood giants Orson Welles and Laurence Olivier worked together for the first time - the inspired idea of legendary theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan.  (more...)

Profiles Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE JACKSONIAN, JERUSALEM & MoreProfiles Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: THE JACKSONIAN, JERUSALEM & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Profiles Theatre Artistic Directors Darrell W. Cox and Joe Jahraus announce the titles for the 27th Season featuring a full slate of new and challenging works premiering at the Profiles Theatre Complex on North Broadway. (more...)

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