Date of Birth: June 05, 1947 (72)

Birth Place: ENGLAND
Photo Flash: First Look at PETER GYNT at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at PETER GYNT at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019

PETER GYNT by David Hare after Henrik Ibsen plays at the National Theatre until 8 October, in a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival. See production photos (more...)

WORLD'S END Comes to The Kings HeadWORLD'S END Comes to The Kings Head
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

It's November 1998 on the World's End Estate in Chelsea. Energetic single mum Viv (Patricia Potter; Holby City) has just moved in with her shy, troubled son Ben (Tom Milligan; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, West End), eager to start afresh and escape economic precarity. Next door, single father and painter-cum-security guard Ylli and his confident, yet enigmatic son Besnik are also negotiating their horizons, against the televised backdrop of catastrophe in their native Kosovo. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE DOCTOR At Almeida TheatreFull Cast Announced For THE DOCTOR At Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Joining the previously announced Juliet Stevenson and Ria Zmitrowicz are Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Nathalie Armin, Paul Higgins, Mariah Louca, Pamela Nomvete, Daniel Rabin, Joy Richardson, Kirsty Rider and Naomi Wirthner. (more...)

Ai Weiwei's New Flag Launches A Week Of Activity For Human RightsAi Weiwei's New Flag Launches A Week Of Activity For Human Rights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

In a unique collaboration, a wide-ranging group of arts organisations and human rights charities commissioned Ai Weiwei to design a new flag in response to the real and present dangers of a world changing at break-neck speed and a community that has forgotten why human rights are so important, to offer hope and to educate generations to come about the absolute importance of universal human rights. Everyone across the country is invited to Fly The Flag for Human Rights between 24 and 30 June 2019 in events around the UK, with over 150 organisations involved. (more...)

Wiltshire Creative To Premiere Barney Norris's Retelling Of Lorca's BLOOD WEDDINGWiltshire Creative To Premiere Barney Norris's Retelling Of Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Wiltshire Creative will premiere Barney Norris' explosive new adaptation of Lorca's Blood Wedding, retold in present-day Wiltshire, at Salisbury Playhouse in February as part of its 2019-20 Autumn Winter season. (more...)

New Plays & Musicals Unveiled At TheatreWorks's NEW WORKS FESTIVALNew Plays & Musicals Unveiled At TheatreWorks's NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Lovers of new theatre will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2019 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, and hear about the creative process in a "Meet the Artists" panel discussion. With multiple performances of each work, playwrights and composers are able to revise and refine their shows during the festival, allowing audiences to view the exciting evolution of brand new pieces of theatre. The popular festival runs August 9 - 18, 2019 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. Festival passes ($65 general$49 season subscribers) and single event tickets ($20) can be purchased online at theatreworks.org or by calling (650) 463-1960. (more...)

BWW Review: PLENTY, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: PLENTY, Chichester Festival Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 14, 2019

The one-time highly controversial David Hare play still packs a punch and a message that seems, if anything, even more insistent in these Austerity / Brexit days. (more...)

Site Specific Production Of David Hare's THE PERMANENT WAY Comes To The VaultsSite Specific Production Of David Hare's THE PERMANENT WAY Comes To The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

David Hare's award-winning play roars to life in a provocative new site-specific staging performed in The Vaults, London's alternative subterranean venue beneath Waterloo Station, running from Friday 13 September - Sunday 17 November, with a press night on Thursday 19 September. This first revival of The Permanent Way since its award-winning run in York and then at the National Theatre in 2003 will be directed by Alexander Lass, nominated for Best Director at the 2017 Stage Debut awards, and whose credits include Associate Director on Shakespeare in Love at the Theatre Royal Bath and on tour, and on No Man's Land in the West End. Casting to be announced. (more...)

The National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading WritersThe National Theatre Announces 15 Productions Of New Plays And Fresh Adaptations By Leading Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

The National Theatre has announced 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers. (more...)

Full Programme Of Events Announced Around Ai Weiwei's New Flag For Human RightsFull Programme Of Events Announced Around Ai Weiwei's New Flag For Human Rights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Today the full programme of events has been announced around Fly The Flag, a major new project marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and brand new images of Ai Weiwei with young people have been released. (more...)

Further Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Bath's 2019 Summer SeasonFurther Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Bath's 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2019 today announces further casting for its upcoming programme of eight plays. (more...)

BWW Review: Wife, Mistress Reflect on the Past in THE BREATH OF LIFE at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Wife, Mistress Reflect on the Past in THE BREATH OF LIFE at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - May 23, 2019

David Hare's THE BREATH OF LIFE tells the story of a meeting between Frances Beale, the ex-wife of hotshot lawyer Martin, and Madeleine Palmer, Martin's ex-mistress. Now in their 60s, the women reflect on their past and the future to come. (more...)

COLLABORATORS By John Hodge Comes to New TheatreCOLLABORATORS By John Hodge Comes to New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Moscow 1938. Not the best place to have a sense of humour, let alone a yearning for freedom. (more...)

Cast Change Announced For THE BREATHE OF LIFE At The ArmoryCast Change Announced For THE BREATHE OF LIFE At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Broadway actor Julia Brothers' will join Portland favorite Gretchen Corbett in David Hare's The Breath of Life, a two-woman play The Daily Telegraph called bitingly funny. (more...)

BWW Review: SKYLIGHT at Berlind Theater Ends McCarter SeasonBWW Review: SKYLIGHT at Berlind Theater Ends McCarter Season
by Matthew Michaels - May 13, 2019

When is desire not enough? Former lovers are reunited and grapple with this and other questions in a new production of SKYLIGHT. From esteemed playwright David Hare, the play has graced the stages of the West End and Broadway and is now playing in Princeton, New Jersey. SKYLIGHT is the final show of director Emily Mann's penultimate season as artistic director and resident playwright of McCarter. SKYLIGHT opens with Kyra coming home to her dilapidated apartment with groceries. A schoolteacher in her thirties, Kyra lives alone without central heating and works with children who have been deemed by some as a lost cause, a charity case for someone with as much intelligence and talent as Kyra possesses. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater's Superb SKYLIGHT Reunites Flawed Ex-Lovers Scarred by their AffairBWW Review: Chance Theater's Superb SKYLIGHT Reunites Flawed Ex-Lovers Scarred by their Affair
by Michael Quintos - May 12, 2019

The specific highs and lows---and all the cloudy, uneasy details in between---of a failed relationship are all picked apart and analyzed by a pair of distressed former lovers in British playwright David Hare's absorbing 1995 play SKYLIGHT, currently on stage at Anaheim's Chance Theater through May 19, 2019. Directed with an appealing yet captivating casualness by Chance Theater's own artistic director Oanh Nguyen, this excellent, beautifully-acted new local revival of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning drama focuses on a pair of deeply flawed individuals who have been trying their best to move on separately with their respective lives despite the deep scars that continue to haunt them. After three years apart, could a resuscitation of their past relationship be the key to put them both back in the right frame of mind again---or is their love unsalvageable? (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At SKYLIGHT At McCarter Theatre CenterVIDEO: First Look At SKYLIGHT At McCarter Theatre Center
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2019

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. (more...)

Photo Flash: McCarter Closes 2018-2019 Theatre Series with David Hare's SKYLIGHTPhoto Flash: McCarter Closes 2018-2019 Theatre Series with David Hare's SKYLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. (more...)

Photo Flash: Portland Center Stage Presents THE BREATH OF LIFEPhoto Flash: Portland Center Stage Presents THE BREATH OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Portland favorites Gretchen Corbett and Sharonlee McLean take the stage beginning May 4 to star in David Hare's The Breath of Life, a two-woman play The Daily Telegraph called "bitingly funny." When Francis Beale (McLean) decides she wants one last word with her ex-husband's ex-lover (Corbett), both women are forced to confront their past, their failed relationships, dashed ideals and the lens through which they choose to view their futures. Ken Rus Schmoll (readings in six of the last ten JAW Festivals at The Armory, productions at Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop) will direct. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Autumn Season 2019Theatr Clwyd Announces Autumn Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

With their production of Orpheus Descending about to transfer to the Menier, Wave Me Goodbye running at the company's home base, and the Olivier Award-winning Home I'm Darling completing its tour back home in Wales where it began, Theatr Clwyd today announces their new season for Autumn 2019. (more...)

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