Tag: Christopher Luscombe

RSC Announce Winter 2017 Season and More!

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We’ve often said that when the Royal Shakespeare Company announce a new season it’s like we get an extra Christmas and their latest news is particularly exciting with a new adaptation of a Christmas classic, a West End transfer and a particularly exciting play series in the Swan. Read on to find out all the details… Continue reading

RSC To Transfer 6 Plays To London In 2016

LONDON - MARCH 06: A general view of the Barbican Centre on the day of a concert celebrating its 25th Birthday on March 6, 2007 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II opened the Barbican Centre on March 3, 1982 and declared it to be "one of the wonders of the modern world". Funded by the City of London, the Barbican is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, housing a 2,000-seater concert hall, two theatres, two art galleries, three cinemas, three restaurants and conference suites and a floor space of 20 acres. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Following the four Shakespeare history plays, King & Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings, which kicked off 2016 at the Barbican Theatre, the touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation visits the Barbican for a week of performances in May, with London amateurs from the Tower Theatre joining the cast as the Rude Mechanicals, and pupils from Eastbury Community school and Beam Primary school in Barking and Dagenham playing Titania’s fairy train. Continue reading

Full Casting Announced For Nell Gwynn

tumblr_inline_o0sx79V17N1rgiv1h_500Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale’s new play Nell Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe. The production stars Gemma Arterton in the title role, with the full cast including Paige Carter, Michele Dotrice, Matthew Durkan, Michael Garner, Greg Haiste, George Jennings, Ellie Leah, Peter McGovern, David Rintoul, Anneika Rose, Nicholas Shaw, David Sturzaker, Jay Taylor, Sasha Waddell and Sarah Woodward. Continue reading

Curtain Up – The News From The Last Week


It’s not been a good end to the year for me… I returned from a much needed holiday in September with a torn hamstring that made sitting in one place for any length of time agony. It started to heal and I re-tore it. Just when I’m back to fighting fitness I manage to go and contract pneumonia! So, 2015 is not ending the way I had hoped and I’m missing out on a lot of good theatre (as is MyTheatreMates co-founder Mark Shenton who wrote about his own injury here). That said, being laid up on the sofa has allowed me to keep my head above water with the volume of theatre news emerging lately, so I thought this would be a good time to start my new weekly round-up of what is happening in the West End and beyond… Continue reading