Richard Briers News

 
Date Of Death:
February 17, 2013
Bio:
Prominent for half a century, Briers' career encompassed television, stage, film and radio performances. Briers first came to prominence as George Starling in Marriage Lines in the 1960s, but it was in the following decade, when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975-78), that he ... (read more)
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Date of Death: February 17, 2013

Bio:
Prominent for half a century, Briers' career encompassed television, stage, film and radio performances. Briers first came to prominence as George Starling in Marriage Lines in the 1960s, but it was in the following decade, when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975-78), that he ... (read more)
Rehearsals Start For NOISES OFF in The West EndRehearsals Start For NOISES OFF in The West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Following a phenomenally successful extended run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, rehearsals begin this week for the West End transfer of Michael Frayn's side-splitting backstage comedy, Noises Off, as the company join the playwright in celebrating his 86th birthday on 8th September. (more...)

Caroline Harker and Tim McMullan Will Lead RELATIVELY SPEAKING at Salisbury PlayhouseCaroline Harker and Tim McMullan Will Lead RELATIVELY SPEAKING at Salisbury Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Casting is today announced for Wiltshire Creative's production of Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious West End hit comedy, Relatively Speaking, which runs at Salisbury Playhouse from 4 a?" 28 September. (more...)

NOISES OFF Heads To The West EndNOISES OFF Heads To The West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Michael Frayn's classic farce about a farce, Noises Off, which has played all over the world where theatre is done, returns to the West End for the fourth time as it heads to the Garrick Theatre from 27th September 2019 to 4th January 2020. a?oeIs this the funniest farce ever?a?? asked the Evening Standard when this production opened at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre. And replied: a?oeYes. Yes it is.a?? (more...)

Clinton Baptiste Hits The Road The Autumn With THE PARANORMALIST RETURNS!Clinton Baptiste Hits The Road The Autumn With THE PARANORMALIST RETURNS!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

This Autumn, paranormal sensation, Clinton Baptiste will embark on a national tour to take audiences on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actress Dame June Whitfield Dies at 93Stage and Screen Actress Dame June Whitfield Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2018

Variety has reported that stage and screen actress Dame June Whitfield has died at age 93. (more...)

John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWSJohn Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FOR KING AND COUNTRY at Southwark PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at FOR KING AND COUNTRY at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Production photos have been released for For King and Country at Southwark Playhouse. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Southwark Playhouse's FOR KING AND COUNTRYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Southwark Playhouse's FOR KING AND COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

John Wilson's military courtroom drama will be seen in London for the first time in over 30 years this summer to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The company is hard at work in rehearsals, check out the photos below! (more...)

Barn Theatre Announces Production Of NOISES OFFBarn Theatre Announces Production Of NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The dizzying farce comedy NOISES OFF opens at the Barn Theatre June 12th! Playing just one week through June 17, Robert Newman joins the Barn company for this second production. (more...)

Barn Theatre Announces Production Of NOISES OFFBarn Theatre Announces Production Of NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

The dizzying farce comedy NOISES OFF opens at the Barn Theatre June 12th! Playing just one week through June 17, Robert Newman joins the Barn company for this second production. (more...)

Dilated Theatre Company Presents FOR KING AND COUNTRYDilated Theatre Company Presents FOR KING AND COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

John Wilson's military courtroom drama will be seen in London for the first time in half a century this summer to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. For King and Country follows a soldier's court martial for desertion and the struggle of his defending officer to acquit the young man in the face of bureaucracy and his own naive honesty. Many years before PTSD was officially recognised, it explores the brutality of war and what happened to the men who could take no more. The play was originally performed as Hamp at the Edinburgh Festival in 1964 by a cast including Leonard Rossiter, John Hurt and Richard Briers, and was adapted into the BAFTA-nominated film King and Country. (more...)

Diamond Days: Belgrade Theatre celebrates 60 years in 2018Diamond Days: Belgrade Theatre celebrates 60 years in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

As Coventry begins preparations for its year as UK City of Culture in 2021, the Belgrade Theatre is also celebrating a major milestone in 2018 as it prepares to mark its 60th anniversary on Thursday 27 March. (more...)

Mel Giedroyc, Emeli Sande, Penelope Wilton & More to Read WINTER'S TALES at Print Room at the CoronetMel Giedroyc, Emeli Sande, Penelope Wilton & More to Read WINTER'S TALES at Print Room at the Coronet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Details of Print Room at the Coronet's Winter's Tales have today been revealed. A stellar line up of well-known names will read their favourite festive stories. During the first week of December, classic and contemporary tales will be brought to life for children and families in the beautiful and intimate setting of the Coronet. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Extends Booking Until April 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Due to continued high demand, the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award nominated The Comedy About A Bank Robbery marks its first birthday in the West End by announcing a further extension until 1 April 2018. (more...)

West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Bound for Australia Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. (more...)

West End Comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Bound for Australia
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Olivier Award-winning theatre company Mischief Theatre are bringing their comedy masterpiece The Play That Goes Wrong to Australia for the first time from February next year. (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Extends Through Next Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Mischief Theatre today announce that their critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery has extended for a further 6 months, and is now booking until 29 October 2017, completing a year and a half in the West End.  (more...)

BWW Review: JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE Brings Favourite Literary Characters To The Stage
by Barry Lenny - Sep 2, 2016

Bertie Wooster is the archetypal English upper class twit. (more...)

THE HATEFUL EIGHT, HAMLET and More Set for 2016 SEE IT BIG! at Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

In what has now become an annual summer tradition, Museum of the Moving Image will present See It Big! The 70mm Show, a screening series featuring eight classic and contemporary films photographed in 70mm that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum's majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater. (more...)

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