Casting Announced For RSC 2019 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and MEASURE FOR MEASURECasting Announced For RSC 2019 Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, and MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

The collaborative, cross-cast company is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) productions of As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure, playing in a newly reconfigured Royal Shakespeare Theatre next summer. All three productions will then tour in repertoire for the first time to six regional theatres in 2019 and 2020. The actors will each appear in two of the three plays performed as part of the Summer 2019 repertoire. Design for all three productions is by Stephen Brimson Lewis, Director of Design for the Royal Shakespeare Company. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH, Swan TheatreBWW Review: THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH, Swan Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Apr 3, 2018

Next up at the RSC's Swan Theatre is an oft-forgotten Restoration comedy by Mary Pix; originally titled The Beau Defeated, Jo Davies' production shifts the focus onto the widowed protagonist with the new title The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich. It comes in the same year as two new productions of another Restoration Comedy, The Country Wife, are unveiled at Southwark Playhouse and Chichester's Minerva Theatre - and plays alongside The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth (in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre). (more...)

BWW Review: THE HYPOCRITE, Swan TheatreBWW Review: THE HYPOCRITE, Swan Theatre
by Tim Wright - Apr 6, 2017

"You'd let everyone have the vote? Imagine what idiots would get elected then" is one of many knowing jokes from Richard Bean's latest farce The Hypocrite. We're following the roguish Sir John Hotham, Governor of Hull and MP for Beverley as he tries to sense which way the wind is blowing on the eve of the English Civil War. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maxine Peake and More in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at Maxine Peake and More in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Skriker is commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role and Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production began performances 4 July at Royal Exchange Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKERJuma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy Join MIF's THE SKRIKER
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Juma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International FestivalJuma Sharkah & Laura Elsworthy to Join Maxine Peake in THE SKRIKER at Manchester International Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Juma Sharkah and Laura Elsworthy will play Lily and Josie respectively in The Skriker at Manchester International Festival. The production will run at Royal Exchange Theatre from 4 July. The ensemble cast will include Sarah Amankwah, Harry Attwell, Alex Austin, Hannah Hutch, Martins Imhangbe, Kate Jackson, Stuart Overington, Beatrice Scirocchi, Andrew Sheridan, Jessica Walker, Leah Walker and Owen Whitelaw. As previously announced, Maxine Peake will play the eponymous role. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OUR TOWN In Rehearsal!Photo Coverage: OUR TOWN In Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)

Perfect Shadow Presents Two Works of Shakespeare, Now thru Sept 8Perfect Shadow Presents Two Works of Shakespeare, Now thru Sept 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

Before the comedies there was The Two Gentlemen of Verona. After the tragedies there was The Two Noble Kinsmen. Perfect Shadow Mingled Yarn presents the two plays that bookend Shakespeare's career as a playwright. (more...)

Perfect Shadow to Present Two Works of Shakespeare, Aug. 21 - Sept. 8Perfect Shadow to Present Two Works of Shakespeare, Aug. 21 - Sept. 8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

Before the comedies there was The Two Gentlemen of Verona. After the tragedies there was The Two Noble Kinsmen. Perfect Shadow Mingled Yarn presents the two plays that bookend Shakespeare's career as a playwright. (more...)