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Date of Death: November 24, 1990

Birth Place: ENGLAND

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Review Roundup: DEAR OCTOPUS at The National Theatre

The National Theatre just celebrated opening night of Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith. Check out what the critics are saying!

Review: DEAR OCTOPUS, National Theatre

Dodie Smith’s comedy is revived in a desaturated production that crackles with deliciously sly humour. Emily Burns directs a series of majestic tableaux that, while wordy and excessively traditional at times, offer an authentic slice of polite society. It’s not the most action-packed or dramatic piece in existence, but Dear Octopus turns out to be like a classic vintage wine: it’s sophisticated and might be an acquired taste, but it ultimately gets you jolly like only wartime entertainment can.

Photos: First Look At DEAR OCTOPUS At The National Theatre

The National Theatre has released production photos for Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith (I Capture the Castle), which will open in the Lyttelton theatre on 14 February.

Photos: Rehearsal Images Released for DEAR OCTOPUS at the National Theatre

The National Theatre has released rehearsal images for the upcoming revival of Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith (I Capture the Castle), playing in the Lyttelton theatre from 7 February. See all the photos here.

101 DALMATIANS KIDS Comes to Bay Street Theater in March

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts will offer DISNEY'S 101 DALMATIANS KIDS a Saturday class as part of its education programming with rehearsals beginning on January 20th and continuing each Saturday through March 9th.

Full Cast Set For the National Theatre's DEAR OCTOPUS Starring Lindsay Duncan

The National Theatre has announced the full cast for Dear Octopus. Dear Octopus will run at the Lyttleton Theatre from 7 February–27 March 2024. Learn more about the cast here!

New Musical Version of 101 DALMATIANS Will Tour the UK Next Year

A new musical version of Dodie Smith’s classic book 101 Dalmatians will embark on a UK tour,  launching at the New Wimbledon Theatre in June 2024.

National Theatre's Upcoming Season to Feature Lindsay Duncan, Michael Sheen and Gemma Whelan

Tickets for the National Theatre’s upcoming season will go on sale to the public on Thursday 9 November.

National Theatre Confirms Twelve New Productions

The National Theatre has announced twelve new productions including a new play by Tim Price and Dear Octopus by Dodie Smith. Olivier Award-winner Rebecca Frecknall will make her National Theatre directorial debut with Federico García Lorca’s modern masterpiece, The House of Bernarda Alba, starring Harriet Walter.

VIDEO: First Look at Kate Fleetwood & More in 101 DALMATIANS at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is presenting 101 Dalmatians. Based on the book by Dodie Smith, leading the cast as the iconic villain Cruella de Vil is Olivier and Tony Award nominee Kate Fleetwood. Check out video footage from the production here!

Photos: First Look at Kate Fleetwood & More in 101 DALMATIANS at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre is presenting 101 Dalmatians which opens this evening, Friday 22nd July. A newly commissioned musical written by Douglas Hodge and Johnny McKnight. Based on the book by Dodie Smith, leading the cast as the iconic villain Cruella de Vil is Olivier and Tony Award nominee Kate Fleetwood. Check out photos here!

Review: 101 DALMATIANS, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

In theory, Dodie Smith’s well-loved story of 101 Dalmatians is the perfect material for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. In practise the production lacks bite.

Zainab Hasan Will Play The Title Role in ANTIGONE at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced casting and the full creative team for Antigone. Written by Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles, Three Sisters), this contemporary retelling of Sophocles's epic story has been commissioned by the theatre in its 90th anniversary year.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For 101 DALMATIANS at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre today release a selection of rehearsal images from their forthcoming production of 101 Dalmatians, a newly commissioned musical written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris.

Cast Announced For 101 DALMATIANS Musical at Regent's Park

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced full casting for their forthcoming production of 101 Dalmatians (12 Jul – 28 Aug), a newly commissioned musical written by Douglas Hodge (music and lyrics) and Johnny McKnight (book), from a stage adaptation by Zinnie Harris.

Cast Announced for 101 DALMATIANS At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production of 101 Dalmatians at at Regent's Open Air Park Theatre.

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces 90th Anniversary Season; LEGALLY BLONDE Directed by Lucy Moss, and More!

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed their 2022 summer season, the venue's 90th anniversary. The musical Legally Blonde (13 May – 2 July) is directed by Lucy Moss, co-writer and co-director of Six.

CRUELLA Will Be Available to Disney Plus Subscribers on Aug. 27

The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, with screenplay by Dana Fox and Tony McNamara, story by Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis, based upon the novel “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith.

CRUELLA Soundtrack & Score Albums Available Today

In the new featurette, “Cruella” stars Emma Stone and Emma Thompson and director Craig Gillespie discuss how music--signature songs from some of the most iconic artists of the period--is integral to the film, enhancing the story and boosting the fun and excitement of the experience.

Florence & The Machine Will Perform Original Song in CRUELLA

Both albums, from Walt Disney Records, will be available on May 21. Experience the film in theaters or order it on Disney+ with Premier Access for a one-time additional fee on May 28. 

Dodie Smith FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dodie Smith has written 3 shows including Call It a Day (Playwright), Dear Octopus (Playwright), Lovers and Friends (Playwright).

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