Award-winning actor and comedian Kim Gyngell makes his West Australian stage debut for Perth Theatre Company in Caryl Churchill’s A Number.
The play begins with a discovery. Bernard is not unique. He is one of many. Thirty years ago his father, Salter, made the decision to clone him. What begins as a search for answers turns into a nightmare when the other clones arrive and Salter is forced to face the truth.
An outrageous experiment in nature versus nurture, A Number was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London and received the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
The West Australian premiere gives rise to an exciting, new pairing of actors, Kim Gyngell (The Comedy Company - Network 10, Underbelly, Love My Way) and 2008 WAAPA graduate Brent Hill (The Producers, Rock of Ages - 2011 Green Room Award for Best Male Artist in a Leading Role).
News About A Number at Bridge Theatre
Sheffield Theatres Awarded Funding As Part Of The Culture Recovery Fund
October 24, 2020
Sheffield Theatres today announces the news that it has been awarded funding as part of the government's Culture Recovery Fund, administered through Arts Council England. This money will support Sheffield Theatres to continue to create work, connect with audiences and make further adaptations to the buildings in preparation for the Lyceum and Studio theatres reopening next year.
BWW Review: A NUMBER, Bridge Theatre
February 20, 2020
Back in 2002, when Caryl Churchill's A Number premiered at the Royal Court, genetics was the hot new topic. The Human Genome Project was on the verge of being completed and a few years earlier Dolly the sheep had been cloned, leading to very real discussions about whether or not humans could end up being cloned. It was still science fiction, of course, as demonstrated a few years later when South Korean claims of harvesting viable stem cells from a cloned human embryo were found to be false. Nonetheless, Churchill's play featuring a father and his cloned sons must have captured the imagination of audiences.
Photo Flash: First Look at Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER at Bridge Theatre
February 19, 2020
Polly Findlay directs Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in Caryl Churchill's play A Number at the Bridge Theatre running to 14 March 2020. Designs are by Lizzie Clachan with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Carolyn Downing, music by Marc Tritschler and casting by Robert Sterne.
Industry Interview: How Chris Harper Brought a Brand New COMPANY Back to Broadway
February 10, 2020
Phone rings, door chimes, and on Monday, March 2, in comes Company. Already the winner of 4 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, 2 Evening Standard Awards and the Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, Marianne Elliott's new production of Company arrives on Broadway in just week, following its triumphant run in London last year.
Emelin Theatre Announces March 2020 Events
January 22, 2020
Emelin Theatre For The Performing Arts has announced its lineup of events for March. See full details below:
Wake Up With BWW 1/14: Cameron Dallas Joins MEAN GIRLS, and More!
January 14, 2020
Today's top stories: Cameron Dallas joins Mean Girls tonight, and more!
Meet the Cast and Creative Team of MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON - Now in Previews on Broadway!
January 04, 2020
My name is Lucy Barton is officially in previews on Broadway! Four-time Emmy winner, two-time Golden Globe winner, three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney returns to Broadway in a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.
End of the 2010s: BroadwayWorld's Best Shows of the Decade!
December 08, 2019
As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we'd look back at all the incredible theatre of the past decade. What's been your highlight? Here, BroadwayWorld reviewers share some of theirs!
Review Roundup: THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at the Bridge Theatre
November 26, 2019
Based on the novel by C. S. Lewis and directed by Sally Cookson, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is now playing at the Bridge Theatre running to 2 February 2020.
Roger Allam And Colin Morgan Will Lead Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER At The Bridge Theatre
November 12, 2019
Polly Findlay will direct Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in Caryl Churchill's play A Number at the Bridge Theatre. Previews begin on 14 February 2020 with the opening night on 19 February and final performance on 14 March 2020. Booking opens today to Bridge Priority members; public booking opens at 10am on 22 November 2019.
MTH Theater Presents MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH & I'M IN THERAPY!
October 14, 2019
The international comedy hit My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!, featuring actor/comedian Peter J. Fogel, comes to MTH Theater at Crown Center, 2450 Gand Blvd, 3rd Fl., KC, MO. 64108 Oct. 30-Nov.24,'19.
The Bridge Theatre: What You Need To Know
October 15, 2019
Opened in 2017 and founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who both departed the National Theatre after 12 years, the Bridge Theatre is a 900-seat adaptable auditorium, capable of utilising end-on, thrust and promenade staging. Productions so far include Hytner's immersive Julius Caesar, Alan Bennett's Allelujah!, and one-woman plays starring Maggie Smith and Laura Linney. Coming up this Christmas is Sally Cookson's take on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here is everything you need to know if you're visiting - from food and drink to transport, ticket deals and accessibility.
Paul Bradley & Daniel Casey Star In YES PRIME MINISTER At Theatr Clwyd
September 19, 2019
After sell out seasons in the West End and through the UK, Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn's hit returns to the stage for one week only at Theatr Clwyd this November. Prime Minister Jim Hacker and his long-suffering Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby are back - still morally dubious and spinning the stories - all the while staring disaster and political ruin in the face.
Theatre Loos: The Best and the Ones To Avoid
June 13, 2019
Continuing our series of Theatre Guides, we're turning to a contentious issue in theatre-going: the loo provision. While some venues have exemplary toilets, for all, others suffer from less than ideal offerings - with women in particular standing in long queues, counting down the minutes until the second half begins. BroadwayWorld reviewers share their wisdom on theatre loos, in London and beyond - and we offer some sneaky tips for avoiding those queues...
Photo Flash: First Look at Maggie Smith In A GERMAN LIFE At The Bridge Theatre
April 11, 2019
Maggie Smith returns to the stage for the first time in twelve years in A German Life, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017). Maggie Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel. Directed by Jonathan Kent, A German Life runs for five-weeks until 11 May with all performances at 7.30pm. Design is by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Jon Clark with sound by Paul Groothuis.