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Review: THE EMPRESS, Lyric Hammersmith

There are meaty themes, moments of humour and insight, and the standard of professionalism you’d expect from a Royal Shakespeare Company production first staged in Stratford in 2013 and now playing at the Lyric Hammersmith. But somehow Tanika Gupta’s script doesn’t quite take off.

Cast Set For BURNT AT THE STAKE at Shakespeare's Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the casting of Burnt at the Stake, or the Whole of the Truth, a celebration of bold new writing in the Globe Theatre on 13 October. Learn more about who is starring in the show here!

Royal Shakespeare Company's THE EMPRESS Transfers to the Lyric Hammersmith

This autumn the Royal Shakespeare Company brings their acclaimed play The Empress by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Artistic Associate Tanika Gupta to the Lyric! Learn more about the play and how to get tickets ehre!

Writers Revealed For Shakespeare's Globe's BURNT AT THE STAKE, OR THE WHOLE OF THE TRUTH

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the 13 writers premiering new work in Burnt at the Stake, or The Whole of the Truth on 13 October in the Globe Theatre. This evening of storytelling revolves around one provocation to these writers: If no-one knew you had said it, what would you say?

Interview: 'Dickens' Characters Are Timeless': Tanika Gupta And Pooja Ghai on Colonialism, Racism and Relevance in Adapting GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Back in 2011 playwright Tanika Gupta staged her adaptation of Great Expectations. 12 years later she has re-worked the script, shifted the time frame and collaborated with the Artistic Director of Tamasha Pooja Ghai. Pooja played Mrs Gargery in the original, and who is now directing this new version for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

Cast and Creative Team Revealed For GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Royal Exchange Theatre

The cast and creative team has been announced for Great Expectations at Royal Exchange Theatre. Find out who starring in the show here!

Photos: First Look at RSC's THE EMPRESS at the Swan Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company has released production images of The Empress, which will run in the Swan Theatre from Friday 7 July to Friday 15 September 2023, with press night on Tuesday 18 July before transferring to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London from Wednesday 4 October to Saturday 28 October, with press night on Tuesday 10 October.

Guest Blog: 'Representation is at the Heart of my Play': Playwright Tanika Gupta on Hidden Histories, Immigration and Cultural Diversity in THE EMPRESS

My play The Empress first premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC),Swan Theatre a decade ago in 2013 under the Artistic Directorship of Michael Boyd. A decade later, this play is having a revival back in the Swan Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith with a new production, a refreshed script and a different director.

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2023 Winners Announced

Actor, producer and director Martin Jarvis OBE (Just William, The Forsyte Saga, Eastenders, Doctor Who) has won the BBC Audio Drama award for Lifetime Achievement, presented at Broadcasting House’s Radio Theatre.

GOD OF CARNAGE, CINDERELLA, THE EMPRESS, and More Set For Lyric Hammersmith's Autumn/Winter 2023-24 Season

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced Its Autumn/Winter 2023-24 season. Learn more about the full lineup here!

English Touring Theatre Announces MACBETH & More for 2023

ETT (English Touring Theatre) has announced their new production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and further programming for 2023.

Finalists in the 2023 BBC Audio Drama Awards Announced

The finalists in the 2023 BBC Audio Drama Awards have today been announced, with a wealth of talent such as Toby Jones, Danielle Vitalis and Ken Cheng all in the running for the top spots.

Tanika Gupta Announced As Bush Theatre's New Writer In Residence

The Writer in Residence programme is part of the Bush Theatre's commitment to celebrating legacy and providing opportunities for writers at every level of their career. Following Trish Cooke's inaugural residency, which was followed last year by Vinay Patel, Tanika Gupta will support the Bush Theatre's literary and programming teams in 2023 by mentoring emerging artists, as well as writing a full-length play during her residency. 

Sophie Melville & Rachel O'Riordan Will Reunite to Bring IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT to the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced the return of Gary Owen’s critically acclaimed Iphigenia in Splott, originally commissioned and produced by Sherman Theatre and later performed at the National Theatre, directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan, with Sophie Melville reprising her role as Effie.

Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre Present GLITTERBALL

Sonia's life has always been a bit of a double act, brought up as one half of a Shirley Bassey tribute act. alongside her overbearing mother Gloria, she left a trail of sequins across the working men's clubs of East Anglia. 

Cast Announced For FAVOUR, a Bush Theatre and Clean Break Co-Production

The Bush Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary season with Ambreen Razia's Favour a world premiere co-produced with Clean Break. Co-directed by Clean Break's Joint Artistic director Róisín McBrinn and Sophie Dillon Moniram, the cast is today announced as Avita Jay, Renu Brindle, Rina Fatania, and Ashna Rabheru.

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

#IFIWERE Drama Competition Places Students And Teachers Centre Stage

A new national drama competition for Key Stages 3 to 5 students kicks off today (1st March 2022), as learning company Pearson invites students and teachers to reimagine well-known classic plays and performances from their own, unique perspectives.

Birmingham Rep's THE PARK BENCH PLAYS Will Be Broadcast On Sky Arts

Birmingham Rep have announced that five of their new commissions filmed as part of The Park Bench Plays will be broadcast on Sky Arts (Freeview Channel 11) on Monday 7 February 2022 at 11pm.

The Lyric Introduces First Springboard Trainees

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre will welcome and introduce the first ever 10 trainees of SPRINGBOARD, a free, ground-breaking training programme and major alternative performance pathway into employment for future theatre makers.


Tanika Gupta has written 1 shows including A Doll's House (Adaptation).

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