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Initial Casting Announced For The West End Transfer Of THE WATSONS Photo Initial Casting Announced For The West End Transfer Of THE WATSONS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020

Initial casting is announced today for the West End transfer of Laura Wade's The Watsons, following sold-out runs at both Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory. Samuel West directs Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Ralph Davis (Lord Osborne), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson a?" she was Evening Standard Award nominated for her performance), Elander Moore (Bertie), Paksie Vernon (Elizabeth Watson) and Cat White (Miss Osborne), who reprise their roles. Full casting will be announced shortly.

Review Roundup: London Premiere Of THE WATSONS Opens At Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Review Roundup: London Premiere Of THE WATSONS Opens At Menier Chocolate Factory
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 3, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory today presents the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier.

BWW Review: THE WATSONS, Menier Chocolate Factory Photo BWW Review: THE WATSONS, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Oct 1, 2019

Laura Wade isn't the first to tackle Jane Austen's unfinished novel, abandoned in 1805, but she is the only one so far to write herself, the struggling adaptor, into the text. This witty, ingenious and surprisingly philosophical play, which premiered at Chichester last year, merges Austen with Pirandello, and satire with big existential questions.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WATSONS at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE WATSONS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory present the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE WATSONS at Menier Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE WATSONS at Menier
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the full cast for the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier. Samuel West directs original cast members Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Joe Bannister (Lord Osborne), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson), Elander Moore (Bertie), Paksie Vernon (Elizabeth Watson), Cat White (Miss Osborne) and Laurence Ubong Williams (Tom Musgrave), who are joined by Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), with Isaac Forward, Sonny Fowler and Teddy Probets sharing the role of Charles Howard for the run at the Menier. The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018. The production opens at the Menier on 30 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 16 November.

FALSETTOS Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows Photo FALSETTOS Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 28, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a landmark musical and Caryl Churchill to Wall Street and ABBA immersion, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory Announce Full Cast For The L Photo Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory Announce Full Cast For The London Premiere Of THE WATSONS
by Stephi Wild - Aug 21, 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the full cast for the London première of Olivier Award-winner Laura Wade's The Watsons at the Menier. Samuel West directs original cast members Sam Alexander (Robert Watson), Sally Bankes (Nanny), Joe Bannister (Lord Osborne), Jane Booker (Lady Osborne), Elaine Claxton (Mrs Edwards), Tim Delap (Mr Howard), Sophie Duval (Mrs Robert), Louise Ford (Laura), John Wilson Goddard (Mr Watson), Grace Molony (Emma Watson), Elander Moore (Bertie), Paksie Vernon (Elizabeth Watson), Cat White (Miss Osborne) and Laurence Ubong Williams (Tom Musgrave), who are joined by Rhianna McGreevy (Margaret Watson), with Isaac Forward, Sonny Fowler and Teddy Probets sharing the role of Charles Howard for the run at the Menier. The Watsons played to critical acclaim at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2018. The production opens at the Menier on 30 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 16 November.

Casting Announced For Laura Wade's THE WATSONS At Chichester Festival Theatre Photo Casting Announced For Laura Wade's THE WATSONS At Chichester Festival Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2018

The full company has been announced for Laura Wade's new play THE WATSONS, adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel, which receives its world premiere at the Minerva Theatre from 3 November - 1 December, with a press night on 8 November. Directed by Samuel West, the cast is: Sam Alexander, Sally Bankes, Joe Bannister, Jane Booker, Elaine Claxton, Tim Delap, Leonardo Dickens, Sophie Duval, Archie Elliot, Louise Ford, John Wilson Goddard, Grace Molony, Elander Moore, Katherine Rose Morley, Paksie Vernon, Cat White and Laurence Ubong Williams.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The RULES FOR LIVING Poster Photo Shoot Photo VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The RULES FOR LIVING Poster Photo Shoot
by Marianka Swain - Nov 15, 2017

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's darkly funny RULES FOR LIVING.

BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Shares Christmas Cracker Pulling Tips Photo BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Shares Christmas Cracker Pulling Tips
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2017

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's darkly funny RULES FOR LIVING.

BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Model Christmas Hats Photo BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Model Christmas Hats
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2017

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's darkly funny RULES FOR LIVING.

BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Share Christmas Cracker Jokes! Photo BWW TV: The RULES FOR LIVING Cast Share Christmas Cracker Jokes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 15, 2017

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's darkly funny RULES FOR LIVING. Check out the cast telling Christmas cracker jokes below!

BWW Review: RULES FOR LIVING, Rose Theatre Photo BWW Review: RULES FOR LIVING, Rose Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Nov 9, 2017

With the release of the Christmas advert from Marks And Spencer, we can all rest assured that the festive season is drawing ever near. Sam Holcroft's well received play, Rules For Living, gets its first revival at Kingston's Rose after a 2015 run at The National Theatre and serves as a timely reminder of just how stressful a traditional family Christmas can become.

Photo Flash: RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at Royal & Derngate Photo Photo Flash: RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at Royal & Derngate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living. Check out photos from the show below!

RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour Photo RULES FOR LIVING Opens Tonight at the Royal & Derngate Before UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RULES FOR LIVING on Tour Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for RULES FOR LIVING on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston present Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court.

Pippa Bennett-Warner and Samuel Barnett Lead THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM, Opening Tonight at the National
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The National Theatre will present THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM in its Olivier Theatre, beginning May 19, 2015. Pippa Bennett-Warner will star as 'Dorinda' opposite Samuel Barnett as 'Mr Aimwell'. Simon Godwin will direct the production, slated to open tonight, May 26, and playing through July 19, 2015.

Pippa Bennett-Warner and Samuel Barnett Lead THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM, Beginning Tonight at the National
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The National Theatre presents THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM in its Olivier Theatre, beginning tonight, May 19, 2015. Pippa Bennett-Warner will star as 'Dorinda' opposite Samuel Barnett as 'Mr Aimwell'.

National Theatre Live Will Bring THE BEAUX STRATAGEM to Cinemas This Fall
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 14, 2015

National Theatre Live has announced an international broadcast of George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash 'The Beaux' Stratagem,' directed by Simon Godwin (Man and Superman), to cinemas internationally on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Dates will vary at venues internationally and encore screenings will follow. This week, NT Live will broadcast Tom Stoppard's new play 'The Hard Problem,' directed by Nicholas Hytner, on Thursday, April 16. Also, it has been announced that the Donmar Warehouse's critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus,' starring Tom Hiddleston in the title role and directed by Josie Rourke, will have an encore screening internationally on Thursday, November 12.

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