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[West End, 2017]



Mike Leigh Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Revival

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Mark Strong and Lesley Manville to Star in Robert Icke's OEDIPUS in the West End

Oedipus, a new adaptation created by Robert Icke after Sophocles, is set to have a West End run. Learn additional details and see how to purchase tickets!

Sam Graham, Original 'Eck' in DEAD DAD DOG, Joins Cast of John McKay's SUNNY BOY

Sam Graham, the original lead in 'Dead Dad Dog,' joins the cast of John McKay's 'Sunny Boy' 35 years later. Get the details on this unique casting announcement and the return of McKay's first play in over 30 years.

Geva Theatre Unveils 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival Lineup

Discover the incredible lineup of shows at the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival presented by Geva Theatre. From powerful emerging artists to international performers, this festival promises a unique and diverse experience. Get your tickets now!

Interview: 'It's In Our Bones': Amy Rosenthal, Ryan Craig and Alexis Zegerman on Jewishness, Humanity and Chekhov in THE ARC: A TRILOGY OF NEW JEWISH PLAYS

Emanate production are bringing The Arc: A Trilogy of New Jewish Plays, three plays by writers Amy Rosenthal, Alexis Zegerman, and Ryan Craig, to Soho Theatre. Following its inaugural production at the Kiln Theatre last year, Emanate have forged a space for Jewish voices to shine a spotlight on and celebrate modern Jewish stories in theatre.

'Master Of The House - The Theatres Of Cameron Mackintosh' Wins The Inaugural Architectural History Book Of The Year

'MASTER OF THE HOUSE – THE THEATRES OF CAMERON MACKINTOSH', by Michael Coveney with a foreword by Cameron Mackintosh has just won the inaugural Architectural History Book of the Year award in a ceremony at the Zaha Hadid Foundation in Clerkenwell on Wednesday 12 July 2023 as part of the World Architecture Festival.

MAY DECEMBER to Open 61st New York Film Festival

In May December, Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a popular television star, has arrived in a tight-knit island community in Savannah. Here, she will be doing intimate research for a new part, ingratiating herself into the lives of Gracie (Julianne Moore), whom she’ll be playing on-screen, and her much younger husband, Joe (Charles Melton).

London Classic Theatre Extends UK and Ireland Tour of ABIGAIL'S PARTY

London Classic Theatre has announced fourteen further venues for its smash-hit UK and Ireland tour. Abigail's Party extends its run for three months until 7 October.

ABIGAIL'S PARTY Comes to The Everyman This Month

It was 1977, the year of skin-tight polyester, the Queen's Silver Jubilee and Saturday Night Fever. The Sex Pistols were storming up the charts, skateboarding was the latest craze and Angela Rippon danced with Morecambe & Wise.

The Everyman Launches A Stellar Summer Season

The Everyman has announced its summer 2023 programme. The season's highlight will be The Everyman's production of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams which runs from Wednesday, Augiust 2nd to Saturday, August 26th. It will be directed by Emma Jordan, director of the acclaimed production of Enda Walsh's The New Electric Ballroom (The Gate Theatre) which toured to the theatre earlier this year.   

Kacey Ainsworth Joins the Cast Of LEAVES OF GLASS at the Park Theatre

Kacey Ainsworth has joined the cast of 'Leaves of Glass' at Park Theatre.

New Muhammad Ali Musical ALI Will Have its World Premiere In Louisville in Fall 2024

The World Premiere of ALI will be presented in Ali's hometown of Louisville, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, in Fall 2024. Learn more about the show here!

Lesley Manville, Sophie Thomspon, Alison Steadman, and Noma Dumezweni Will Guest Star at Crazy Coqs

Olivier Award-winning actress Lesley Manville will be the first star of stage and screen to be interviewed by Avril Freck (AKA Fiona Lindsay) as part of a brand new series of evenings of conversation, music and dancing to be held at London’s intimate live performance venue, The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel.

Review: ABIGAIL'S PARTY, Theatre Royal Winchester

This new production proves that Mike Leigh's classic black comedy is still as sharp and devastating as ever

Full Cast Announced for ABIGAIL'S PARTY UK & Ireland Tour

The renowned London Classic Theatre have announced the full cast for their UK and Ireland tour of Mike Leigh’s classic comedy, Abigail’s Party. 

Cast Announced for World Premiere of RSC's HAMNET

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and Neal Street Productions, in association with Hera Pictures, have announced casting for the world-premiere of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by RSC Acting Artistic Director Erica Whyman. 

Photos: First Look at WINDFALL at Southwark Playhouse

Judith Amsenga, Audrey Anderson, Jack Bennett, Joanne Clifton, Wesley Griffith, Gabriel Paul star in  ‘Windfall’, which arrives at London’s Southwark Playhouse following a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2022. Check out photos here!

The Everyman Launches Spring Season This Week

The Everyman has launched its spring season, starring renowned writers, award-winning shows, and fan favourites. The featured production sees Reggie from the Blackrock Road return to The Everyman stage with a 12-performance run of his new show, Reggie's Guide to Social Climbing. Produced by The Everyman, this world premiere sees the millionaire acting as mentor to Ireland's nouveau riche, providing guidance on how to eat, drink, flirt, and behave like a member of Cork's One Per Cent.  

Cast Announced For The UK Premiere of Scooter Pietsch's Comedy WINDFALL

The cast has been announced for the UK premiere of Scooter Pietsch's hilarious and chaotic comedy 'Windfall', directed by Mark Bell, best known for directing West End hits 'The Play That Goes Wrong' & 'The Comedy About a Bank Robbery'.

London Classic Theatre Announce Cast For UK Tour of ABIGAIL'S PARTY

London Classic Theatre has announced the full cast for their UK tour of Mike Leigh's classic comedy, Abigail's Party. Michael Cabot, the founder and artistic director of London Classic Theatre, directs Rebecca Birch (Beverly), Jo Castleton (Susan), Alice De-Warrenne (Angela), George Readshaw (Tony) and Tom Richardson (Laurence). 

Karen Cooper, Longtime Director of Film Forum to Step Down After 50 Years

Among those artists whose early films Cooper championed are: Chantal Akerman, Matthew Barney, Charles Burnett, David Cronenberg, Julie Dash, Terence Davies, Asghar Farhadi, Haile Gerima, Michael Haneke, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Mike Leigh, Lucrecia Martel, Mira Nair, László Nemes, Gaspar Noé, Christopher Nolan, François Ozon, and more.


Mike Leigh has written 5 shows including Ecstasy (Playwright), Goose-pimples (Playwright), Smelling a Rat (Playwright), Abigail's Party (Playwright), Two Thousand Years (Author).

Mike Leigh has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of these nominations include Best Revival at the Olivier Awards for "Abigail's Party," Best Director at the Evening Standard Awards for "Grief," and Best Comedy at the Evening Standard Awards for "Goosepimples."

Mike Leigh has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include the Best Director award at the Evening Standard Awards for his work on "Grief" and the Best Comedy award at the Evening Standard Awards for "Goosepimples". These awards recognize Leigh's talent and contribution to the theater industry.

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