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Cast Revealed For THE WIND AND THE RAIN at the Finborough Theatre

A unique rediscovery of one of the biggest hits of the 1930s, Merton Hodge's The Wind and the Rain opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 11 July 2023. 

Independent Theatre Celebrates 40 Years Of Bringing Theatrical Gems To The Adelaide Stage

From the anguish of a faded southern belle to a comedic romp through Shakespeare’s love life, Independent Theatre is bringing theatrical gems to the stage as it celebrates its ruby anniversary.

Zuleika Books to Release THE BEST OF THE WEST END by Charles Duff

Charles Duff’s The Best of the West End: The Life and Work of Frith Banbury, will be published on 24 February 2022 by Zuleika Books. A wonderful mixture of scholarship and gossip, this biography will fascinate and amuse everyone who loves theatre.

VIDEO: Finborough Theatre Presents JANE CLEGG as Part of #FinboroughForFree

As part of the Finborough Theatre's #FinboroughForFree initiative, the theatre will be releasing a new play every month for as long as we can during their closure to watch online for free.

THE 39 STEPS Celebrates 50 Years Of The Leatherhead Theatre

This September sees the 50th anniversary of The Leatherhead Theatre, formerly The Thorndike, and to celebrate, Surrey trained 'Bad Girl' Nicole Faraday will be starring in The 39 Steps, produced by Hordern Ciani Ltd, the team behind Leatherhead's 2018 repertory theatre seasons.

BWW Review: Free Reign's SAINT JOAN Handsomely Shaves a Shavian Tragedy

GBS is often decried for his didacticism, but in SAINT JOAN, he allowed the story to carry him away from his usual soapbox. With some judicious pruning and an infusion of lively swordplay, Free Reign Theatre has made this masterwork even more agreeable and accessible.

Broadway Press Agent Bob Ullman Passes Away at 97

Robert ('Bob') Ullman (left), the legendary theatre press agent, whose career included Ethel Merman and Mary Martin: Together on Broadway, A Chorus Line (from workshop to Public Theater to Broadway), Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in The Visit, Lauren Bacall in Cactus Flower, The Dining Room, Driving Miss Daisy, Sunday in the Park with George, and over 150 additional Broadway and off-Broadway plays and musicals, died on July 31, 2019 in Bayshore, Long Island, New York. He was 97. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. Bob's death was announced by Rev. Joshua Ellis, a long-time Ullman friend, a former Broadway press agent, and now, an Interspiritual minister.

David Gilmore Directs REDISCOVERY at the Finborough Theatre

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, St John Ervine's 1913 drama Jane Clegg opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 (Press Nights: Thursday, 25 April 2019 and Friday, 26 April 2019 at 7.30pm).

Mint Theater Extends N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA

Mint Theater Company has announced that the acclaimed revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, will now continue through October 23rd at their new home at the Beckett Theater as a resident company at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues).

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BWW Review: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter Rarity A DAY BY THE SEA With Deft Delicacy

Though his name is scarcely remembered on American shores, N.C. Hunter was one of the more popular English playwrights during the 1950s. His genteel dramas would feature such distinguished cast members as John Gielgud, Sybil Thorndike, Ingrid Bergman, Ralph Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael Redgrave, but his work fell out of favor with the rise of Britain's 'angry young men' playwrights.

VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint Theater

Specialists in introducing contemporary audiences to worthy, but neglected plays, The Mint Theater Company's new production will probably be a first introduction for many of its audience members to the work of N.C. Hunter.

Mint Theater Company to Hold 'Further Reading' of WATERS OF THE MOON

Mint Theater Company will present a one-night "Further Reading" of Waters of the Moon by N.C. Hunter on Monday August 15th (7pm) at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (home to Mint's current production, Hunter's A Day By The Sea, opening August 25).

VIDEO: Sneak-Peek at Mint Theater's Revival of N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA, Directed by Austin Pendleton

The Mint Theater Company brings back a forgotten work from one of England's most popular 1950s playwrights.

VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's Forgotten A DAY BY THE SEA For The Mint Theater

Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy starred in the 1955 Broadway production of N.C. Hunter's forgotten drama.

Gemma Arterton Signs on for SAINT JOAN at Donmar Warehouse

According to the Daily Mail, Gemma Arterton, most recently seen in the West End's NELL GWYNN and MADE IN DAGENHAM, will lead George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, coming to the Donmar Warehouse this winter.

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th.

Darko Tresnjak to Direct SAINT JOAN as Part of Hartford Stage's 2016-17 Season

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, the dazzling play about Joan of Arc, directed by Tresnjak.

Olivier Nominee Cush Jumbo to Star in SAINT JOAN at Donmar Warehouse

Cush Jumbo, whose solo show JOSEPHINE AND I ran at New York's Public Theater last year, will star in George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, coming to the Donmar Warehouse this winter.

Hanson And Cruttenden Lead Cast of ACCOLADE, Plays St James From Nov 2014

Full casting is announced for Emlyn Williams' masterpiece Accolade directed by award-winning director Blanche McIntyre. Alexander Hanson and Abigail Cruttenden lead the company as Will and Rona Trenting, with Bruce Alexander (Daker), Sam Clemmett (Ian Trenting), Claire Cox (Marion Tillyard), Daniel Crossley (Albert), Olivia Darnley (Phyllis), Jay Taylor (Harold) and Jay Villiers (Thane Lampeter). Accolade - produced by Nicola Seed - is the final production in Stage One's One Stage season at the St James Theatre.


Sybil Thorndike has been nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for her role in The Potting Shed.

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