Liz Lochhead News

BWW Review: DRACULA at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Review: DRACULA at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Aug 8, 2017

STRONG ACTING IN DRACULA DESPITE TEDIOUS SCRIPT The story of Bram Stoker's DRACULA has been told long enough since the novel's release in 1897 that most everyone is familiar with the famous Prince of Darkness. Numerous films have been made, as early as the silent version NOSFERATU, and a stage version with Frank Langella was lauded nearly 30 years ago on Broadway. The Shaw Festival is presenting a stage version by Poet Laureate of Glasgow, Liz Lochhead. First given in 1985 in Scotland, this overly long stage adaptation is too bogged down in literary detail, and judicious trimming of the Victorian epic seemed necessary to make it palatable for modern day audiences. (more...)

The Shaw Festival to Sink Its Teeth Into Liz Lochhead's Seductive Adaptation of DRACULAThe Shaw Festival to Sink Its Teeth Into Liz Lochhead's Seductive Adaptation of DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Shaw Festival's production of Liz Lochhead's sultry adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula - a feminine-focused take on the iconic vampire story - begins previews July 8 at the Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2017 Season is About to Raise the Curtain at the Shaw FestivalBWW Preview: 2017 Season is About to Raise the Curtain at the Shaw Festival
by Roy Berko - Apr 5, 2017

Those nice people from the North who are getting ready to create great theater are beaconing people from CLE to be their guests. (more...)

That's Fife Festival Programme AnnouncedThat's Fife Festival Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

???????That's Fife Festival returns to the Kingdom in April 2017 with an eclectic programme of comedy, theatre, spoken word, magic and family entertainment. (more...)

Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE Comes to the Stephen Joseph TheatreTorben Betts's INVINCIBLE Comes to the Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Original Theatre Company is delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, its production of Torben Betts's critically acclaimed Invincible is touring the UK for the second consecutive year and can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough next month. (more...)

Shaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 SeasonShaw Festival's A.D. Tim Carroll Announces Casting for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Shaw Festival proudly announces casting for Artistic Director Tim Carroll's first season. The Shaw's 2017 ensemble is a mix of new faces and Festival favourites - each actor ready to entertain and excite audiences in this season's 11 productions. (more...)

Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE to Tour Again in 2017Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE to Tour Again in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Original Theatre Company is delighted to announce that, due to popular demand, its production of Torben Betts's critically acclaimed INVINCIBLE will tour the UK for a second time. (more...)

National Museums Scotland Programmes To October 2017National Museums Scotland Programmes To October 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The following are the exhibitions and displays of the National Museums in Scotland until October. These exhibitions will be in multiple museums in Scotland, including National War Museum, ranging from child exhibits to adults. (more...)

SAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 SeasonSAINT JOAN, AN OCTOROON and More Slated for Shaw Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Shaw Festival is pleased to announce the playbill and directors list for the 2017 season; the company's 56th and the first led by Artistic Director Designate Tim Carroll. (more...)

Scotland National Museum Announces ListingsScotland National Museum Announces Listings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The National Museum of Scotland has announced it's exhibits for the 2016-2017 year. Check out below! (more...)

Torben Bett's INVINCIBLE Coming to Birmingham Repertory TheatreTorben Bett's INVINCIBLE Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

On its first ever national tour, Torben Bett's smash-hit class comedy, Invincible comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 May. (more...)

Siobhan Redmond, Jimmy Chisholm to Star in THON MAN MOLIERE at Royal Lyceum TheatreSiobhan Redmond, Jimmy Chisholm to Star in THON MAN MOLIERE at Royal Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE Kicks Off UK Tour TodayTorben Betts's INVINCIBLE Kicks Off UK Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will present the first national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The tour will begin at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds today, 30 March. (more...)

Alastair Whatley, Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes and More to Lead INVINCIBLE Tour - Full Cast Announced!Alastair Whatley, Emily Bowker, Graeme Brookes and More to Lead INVINCIBLE Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Casting has been announced for the first ever national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The full cast includes Alastair Whatley as Oliver, (more...)

Full Cast Announced For First National Tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLEFull Cast Announced For First National Tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE
by Marianka Swain - Feb 25, 2016

Casting has been announced for the first ever national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The full cast includes Alastair Whatley as Oliver, Emily Bowker as Emily, Graeme Brookes as Alan and Kerry Bennett as Dawn. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT Opens Tonight at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT Opens Tonight at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT Opens Tonight at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT Opens Tonight at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens tonight. (more...)

BACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' TheatreBACK THE NIGHT to Open This Week at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) production of BACK THE NIGHT opens this week. (more...)

Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE to Launch First UK TourTorben Betts's INVINCIBLE to Launch First UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will present the first national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The tour will begin at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on 30 March. (more...)

Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE To Tour the UK, March 30Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE To Tour the UK, March 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will present the first national tour of Torben Betts's INVINCIBLE, directed by Christopher Harper. The tour will begin at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on 30 March. (more...)

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