Tag: Mark Rylance

Shakespeare’s Globe Announce Michelle Terry’s First Season As Artistic Director

We’re huge fans of Shakespeare here at Sitting In The Cheap Seats and there are few things better than the Bard’s work, done well, in the open air at Shakespeare’s Globe. In her inaugural season as Artistic Director Michelle Terry brings us some old favourites, a couple of interesting choices and a trio of new plays. Read on to find out all about the new season! Continue reading

Mark Rylance’s Nice Fish Extends Booking Period

nice-fish-jim-lichtscheidl-and-mark-rylance-photo-credit-teddy-woolf-jpgDue to overwhelming demand, Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that the West End transfer of Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed new comic play Nice Fish, will extend its run by 3 weeks, and will now play at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 11 February 2017. The West End production will open in November 2016 at the Harold Pinter Theatre, with a press night on Friday 25 November. Tickets for the extension go on sale today. Continue reading

Curtain Up – What’s new in the world of theatre?

Nice Fish Jim Lichtscheidl and Mark Rylance. Photo Credit Teddy Woolf. jpg

Jim Lichtscheidl and Mark Rylance. Photo Credit Teddy Woolf

When mass media batters you relentlessly with depressing news it’s important to have some counter-points to cheer yourself up. For some it might be sport or showbiz gossip – for us, unsurprisingly, new theatre news never fails to excite. Here’s some of our favourite info from the past week! Continue reading

Our Favourite Shows Of 2015


It’s that time of year again, when critics, theatre writers and bloggers all put together their lists of the shows that have most impressed them this year, so after a great deal of thought here are our top 10 productions (that we reviewed) of 2015! Continue reading

DVD REVIEW: Shakespeare’s Globe Box Sets

tumblr_inline_npl2soNq7W1rgiv1h_500I’m constantly amazed that these days if I miss a major production of a play in the West End I can generally pop along to the local cinema and watch it there or even in some cases but a copy to watch at my leisure. As might be expected the UK’s two premier producers of Shakespeare have been at the forefront of filming staged productions and when two box sets of shows from Shakespeare’s Globe arrived a few weeks ago for review I was delighted to visit a number of productions that pre-date my time reviewing theatre! Continue reading

Extra Tickets Released For Farinelli & The King

tumblr_inline_npim3vowOh1rgiv1h_500Onstage seating for the West End transfer of Claire van Kampen’s critically-acclaimed new play Farinelli and the King, starring Mark Rylance, will be released to the general public on Friday 5th June at 10am.  Additionally, further seats will be released for all performances, including accessibly priced £10 tickets located in all parts of the house.   Continue reading