2017-2018 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Sam Mendes
“Vanishing. It’s a powerful word, that. A powerful word.”
Rural Derry, 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.
“This family can take care of its own.”Read more
2014-2017 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Marianne Elliott
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published in 2003. It was the winner of more than seventeen literary awards, including prizes in Japan, Holland and Italy as well as the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK in 2004.Read more
2014-2014 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Michael Blakemore
Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine (Charles Edwards) invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati (Angela Lansbury) to his house for a séance. Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira (Jemima Rooper). Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth (Janie Dee). One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air - who will win in Coward’s unworldly comedy?Read more
2013-2013 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Jonathan Kent
In Noel Coward’s evergreen comedy Private Lives, Elyot (Toby Stephens) and Amanda (Anna Chancellor) are glamorous, rich, reckless . . . and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a Riviera hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This chance encounter instantly reignites their passion, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of love and lust once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past.
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2013-2013 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Stephen Daldry
Kristin Scott Thomas played Queen Elizabeth II in a new version of Peter Morgan’s The Audience directed by Stephen Daldry, which opened at the Apollo Theatre on 21 April 2015 to acclaim from audiences and critics alike and ran until 25 July 2015. The Audience set and costume was designed by Bob Crowley, lighting designed by Rick Fisher, sound designed by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Casting was by Robert Sterne CDG, with children’s casting by Jessica Ronane CDG.
The Audience was produced by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.Read more
2012-2013 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Edward Hall
Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, Chariots Of Fire tells the tale of the Paris Olympic Games of 1924, where a devout Scottish Christian runs for the glory of God while the son of an immigrant Lithuanian Jew runs to overcome prejudice. Though spurred on by different motivations, the two young track athletes live for the purity of running.
2011-2012 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Sean Folery
Written by Graham Linehan (of Father Ted fame), The Ladykillers is a dark comedy about a dear little old lady pitted against a ruthless gang of criminals, inspired by the classic Ealing film.
Posing as amateur musicians in a string quartet, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the topsy-turvy house of unsuspecting landlady Mrs Louisa Alexandra Wilberforce.
The villains plot to involve her unknowingly in the robbery of the century at King's Cross Station but the clever Mrs W solves the crime and Professor Marcus comes up with the ultimate solution to keep the lavender scented old lady quiet. Once and for all.
With only her parrot General Gordon to protect her, Mrs W finds herself alone with five desperate men. But who will finally face the music?Read more
2007-2007 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Rupert Goold
On a barren heath, three sisters tell the great and bloodied Macbeth that he is fated to be King of Scotland. And so begins a terrifying series of events that lead to the murder of Kings, friends, mothers and their children. Macbeth and his Lady fall prey to a soul-corroding guilt as they desperately try and cling to the defiled crown.Read more
2007-2007 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Thea Sharrock
Dr. Martin Dysart, a dissatisfied and disaffected psychiatrist, is faced with a unique case when a young man, Alan Strang, is brought to him for treatment. Alan, a passionate and obsessive horse lover, has blinded six horses, to the horror and surprise of his family. In his efforts to coax Alan out of his shell and treat him, Dr. Dysart begins to unravel the complex psychological puzzle of Alan’s obsessions. Underneath Alan’s complacent manner, Dr. Dysart discovers a fervent, passionate, almost religious power that has both the power to destroy Alan, and perhaps, to save the doctor himself.Read more
2006-2007 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by Michael Grandage
In 1972, a break in was foiled at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. Within days a connection had been made between the thieves and the White House and to President Nixons closest aids. It unleashed one of the greatest scandals in modern American politics and ended with Nixons humiliating resignation.Read more
2005-2005 | Gielgud Theatre Directed by David Grindley
NOSTALGIA AIN'T WHAT IS USED TO BE...
How do you recognize the love of your life? When you finally decides to settle down, can you be sure you've chosen the right mate? What if there's someone better around the corner, or - even worse - the best has already been and you've let them slip through your fingers? These are just some of the questions raised in Some Girl(s), when a man on the brink of getting married decides to hook up with four of his ex-girlfriends for a reappraisal of himself and his relationships.
As the Man visits each woman in turn, he attempts to make amends for the hurt he's caused in the past, but often his memory of the relationship conflicts with that of his ex. 'It's about how two people who are in the same relationship can misinterpret so many events,' says the play's director, David Grindley. He's genuinely surprised by some of the revelations in these encounters. 'Read more
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