Sam Wanamaker News

Date of Birth: June 14, 1919
Date of Death: December 18, 1993 (74)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Male
Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSESFull Company Announced for Rose Theatre Kingston's THE WARS OF THE ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full company for The Wars of the Roses. Trevor Nunn will direct Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard, Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby) and Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence). (more...)

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH to Play Mercury Theatre Colchester Next MonthJAMES & THE GIANT PEACH to Play Mercury Theatre Colchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

There is a special treat in store for families this August when the magical and musical James and the Giant Peach plays at the Mercury Theatre Colchester. (more...)

Everyman & Playhouse to Present HAMMER, THE ODYSSEY & More This AutumnEveryman & Playhouse to Present HAMMER, THE ODYSSEY & More This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Autumn 2015 will see the Everyman & Playhouse collaborating with some of the greatest theatre makers in the country. The season begins with Simon Armitage's The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead, directed by Associate Director Nick Bagnall, a co-production with English Touring Theatre. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre KingstonTrevor Nunn to Stage THE WARS OF THE ROSES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its most ambitious project to date - this autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battlefield for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping adaptation of four of Shakespeare's history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn. The productions will play in rep from 16 September until 31 October, with press performances for all three plays on 3 October. (more...)

Additional Tickets Released for FARINELLI AND THE KINGAdditional Tickets Released for FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Onstage seating for the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, starring Mark Rylance, will be released to the general public on Friday 5th June at 10am.  Additionally, further seats will be released for all performances, including accessibly priced £10 tickets located in all parts of the house.   (more...)

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKERJuma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKER
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Juma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International FestivalJuma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Full Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises KaufmanFull Cast Set for UK Premiere of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Alex Turner Productions today announces the full cast for the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour directs Joe Jameson (The Divinity Student), Georgia Kerr (The Girl in the French Quarter), Peter Hannah (The Guard), James Tucker (Lester) and Tom Varey (Ollie Olsen). The company members play multiple roles around the central character of Ollie Olsen - characters weaving through the complex tapestry of his life. The production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July. (more...)

Sabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This JuneSabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This June
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Sabrina Mahfouz's highly acclaimed Chef starring Jade Anouka now comes to London's Soho Theatre - Upstairs, 15th June - 4th July 2015. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Names Kneehigh's Emma Rice New Artistic DirectorShakespeare's Globe Names Kneehigh's Emma Rice New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe today announces Emma Rice as its new Artistic Director. In April 2016, Emma will take over from Dominic Dromgoole, who will complete the recently opened Summer season and one more Winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, departing once the Globe to Globe Hamlet tour completes its two-year adventure next April. (more...)

Winners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS AnnouncedWinners of Inaugural ALSO RECOGNISED AWARDS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by theatre commentators Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies. Over a month's voting, more than 15,000 people took part. (more...)

Simon Stephens' CARMEN DISRUPTION Opens Tonight at the AlmeidaSimon Stephens' CARMEN DISRUPTION Opens Tonight at the Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The UK Premiere of CARMEN DISRUPTION opens tonight 17 April at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Birdland, Three Kingdoms) makes his Almeida debut with this dramatic reimagining of Bizet's Carmen. Michael Longhurst directs his first production at the Almeida following great acclaim in New York and London for Constellations by Nick Payne. (more...)

The Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and MoreThe Royal Opera House Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring MORGEN UND ABEND, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The 2015/16 Royal Opera House Season has been announced. The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and visiting companies will stage more than sixty works during 2015/16 and twelve productions from Covent Garden - six operas and six ballets - will be relayed live to more than 1,500 cinemas in 35 countries as part of the ROH Cinema Season. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: All The Winners!OLIVIERS 2015: All The Winners!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 12, 2015

All the winners from the 2015 Olivier Awards, updating live across the course of the evening! (more...)

Mark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KINGMark Rylance to Star in West End Transfer of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem, Richard III, Twelfth Night), as King Philippe V of Spain. Sam Crane will once again play the acting role of Farinelli, while the singing role will be reprised by opera star, Iestyn Davies and shared withRupert Enticknap. The rest of the cast will also transfer with Huss Garbiya playing Doctor Jose Cervi, Melody Grove playing Isabella Farnese, Colin Hurley as Metastasio and Edward Peel as De la Cuadra. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Janie Dee - Cabaret, Young Vic, MRS HENDERSON!BWW Interviews: Janie Dee - Cabaret, Young Vic, MRS HENDERSON!
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 11, 2015

Janie Dee is in rehearsal today for Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. It was a late night after her cabaret at the Crazy Coqs - and now it's an early start. That doesn't dampen the spirits of one of the cheeriest and hardest working women in musical theatre. (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Scott Alan & More Set for London Festival of Cabaret This YearKerry Ellis, Scott Alan & More Set for London Festival of Cabaret This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The third LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET (LFoC) runs from April 28-May 11 and in addition to a spectacular list of artists, three prestigious new venues have joined the roster. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday 9 March) by actors James McAvoy and Lesley Manville with the full list of nominations available below. (more...)

FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015FARINELLI AND THE KING to Play Limited West End Run in September 2015
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Shakespeare's Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce the West End transferof Claire van Kampen's critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, directed by John Dove, designed by Jonathan Fensom and starring Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall, Jerusalem), as King Philippe V of Spain. (more...)

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