Peter Hall News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1930 (86)
Birth Place: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
Charlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre KingstonCharlotte Cooper, Will Jennings, and More Announced For THE NIGHT PIRATES at Rose Theatre Kingston
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston and Nick Brooke Productions Ltd today announce the cast for the world premiere of The Night Pirates, adapted from the best-selling children's book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright. (more...)

The Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In ManchesterThe Countdown Is On To The World Premiere Of THE BAND In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Excitement is building for the world premiere of THE BAND which opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House next month. (more...)

BWW Review: George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Speaks Directly to the World's Current Political TurmoilBWW Review: George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Speaks Directly to the World's Current Political Turmoil
by Shari Barrett - Aug 2, 2017

ANIMAL FARM, Orwell's brilliant political satire about the corrupting influence of power, charts the fall of idealism and the rise of tyranny after the animals of Manor Farm rise up against their oppressive human owner in a struggle for rights, equality, gaining the right to make their own choices on how to live their lives. Onstage, the story is read by two children, the girl (Sierra Rose Friday) and boy (Shane McDermott), keeping the audience informed as to the action taking place or what has gone on off stage leading to that particular scene. It all begins as the animals, led by Snowball, an idealistic pig (Christopher Yarrow), take over the farm from Mr. Jones (Steve Fisher). Their plan goes well at first; all the animals are equal and content. But eventually, several of the other pigs, led by Napoleon (Mark Lewis) and Squealer (Melora Marshall), yield to the lure of power and start to make decisions that serve their own interests best, eventually leading them to proclaim that some animals are more equal than others. The quote, 'absolute power corrupts absolutely,' certainly applies to Orwell's masterful work. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Olivier Award winner, West End and Broadway star, and director of the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Maria Friedman brings her critically acclaimed solo show Lenny & Steve: The Music of Bernstein & Sondheim to the Huntington for a one-night only concert event on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm, accompanied by her longtime collaborator, musical director and pianist Jason Carr. This special cabaret will take place at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25. (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIRFull 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. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome this SeptemberTHE ADDAMS FAMILY Arrives at The Bristol Hippodrome this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTJeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sienna Miller and the Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Apollo TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Sienna Miller and the Cast of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at the Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The adult cast for the Young Vic's West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre comprises Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick), Colm Meaney (Big Daddy), Lisa Palfrey (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae), Brian Gleeson(Gooper), Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend). (more...)

Cast Complete for Sara Kestelman-Led THE LADY IN THE VAN at Theatre Royal BathCast Complete for Sara Kestelman-Led THE LADY IN THE VAN at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions announces full casting for Alan Bennett's The Lady in the Van, directed by Jonathan Church, which today began rehearsals ahead of its run at Theatre Royal Bath from Thursday 17 August to Saturday 2 September. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Has Daniel Craig Signed on for Latest Installment of the JAMES BOND Franchise?Has Daniel Craig Signed on for Latest Installment of the JAMES BOND Franchise?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

For some time, rumors have swirled that Daniel Craig, the most recent actor to fill the shoes of super spy James Bond, would not be returning for yet another sequel of the iconic series. However, this week it has been reported that Craig has at last reached an agreement to return as the debonir Mr. Bond for the fifth time. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Sienna Miller & Jack O'Connell For CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal With Sienna Miller & Jack O'Connell For CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick), Colm Meaney (Big Daddy), Lisa Palfrey (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae), Brian Gleeson (Gooper), Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) complete the adult cast for the Young Vic's West End production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.   (more...)

Tim Firth's THE BAND UK Tour Finds Its Fans; Full Cast Announced!Tim Firth's THE BAND UK Tour Finds Its Fans; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RACING DEMON at Theatre Royal BathPhoto Flash: First Look at RACING DEMON at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Production images have today been released for David Hare's Racing Demon, directed by Jonathan Church, which plays at Theatre Royal Bath until Saturday 8 July, with opening night this evening. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit, and Joseph Millson Join Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar StudiosFreema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit, and Joseph Millson Join Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Further casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Freema Agyeman will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

Chicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 SeasonChicago Debuts of YANK! and PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Highlight Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' 2017-18 season - its first full season in residence at the Pride Arts Center - will bring Chicago its first look at three plays that examine gay and lesbian lives in earlier decades of the 20th Century, according to Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez. (more...)

Bill Kenwright Presents Martin Shaw in UK Premiere of Political Thriller THE BEST MANBill Kenwright Presents Martin Shaw in UK Premiere of Political Thriller THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Martin Shaw leads the cast in the timely UK premiere of Gore Vidal's award winning political thriller about ambition, political scandal, ruthlessness… and the race for the white house. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The full cast are now announced for David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's UK Tour of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That.  The tour will begin at Manchester Opera House on 8 September, with a national press night on Tuesday 26 September 2017.  The advance box office for the tour has now topped a record-breaking £10million. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatricum Opens Summer Season with MERCHANT OF VENICEPhoto Flash: Theatricum Opens Summer Season with MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3. (more...)

Lisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, and More Join Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOFLisa Palfrey, Hayley Squires, and More Join Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Lisa Palfry (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae) and Brian Gleeson (Gooper) with Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) join the previously announced Sienna Miller (Maggie), Jack O'Connell (Brick) and Colm Meaney (Big Daddy) for the Young Vic production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (more...)

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