2018-2018 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Michael Grandage
This is a wicked black comedy on the taboo subjects of cruelty to animals and Irish paramilitaries, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is at once shocking and farcical, yet also devastating in its dissection of The Troubles.Read more
2017-2018 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Conor McPherson
Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse. The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no one will account for. And, when a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return...Read more
2017-2017 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Jeremy Herrin
Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and “electability”… his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party’s traditional northern heartlands, this is a clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over 25 years as it moves from Kinnock through Blair into Corbyn… and beyond?Read more
2016-2017 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh
Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper's assistant at the turn of the last century, unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Both young women undoubtedly love Arthur - but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.Read more
2016-2016 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Terry Johnson
It’s London, 1937, and recently widowed eccentric, Laura Henderson, is looking for a way of spending her time and money. After acquiring and renovating the Windmill Theatre, she hires feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm to present a bill of non-stop variety acts. But as war looms something more is required to boost morale and box office... Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls - glamorous young women posing as nude statues - and audiences flock!
With book and direction by the Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson (La Cage Aux Folles), choreography by Andrew Wright (Singin’ in the Rain, Guys and Dolls), lyrics by the multi-award-winning Don Black (Sunset Boulevard) and music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, this extraordinary and heartwarming new production stars Olivier-winner Tracie Bennett (Les Misérables, End of the Rainbow, ITV’s Coronation Street), Olivier-nominated Ian Bartholomew (Into the Woods) and Olivier-nominated Emma Williams (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).Read more
2015-2015 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Gregory Doran
Written by the legendary Arthur Miller, whose other plays include The Crucible, All My Sons and A View From The Bridge, Death Of A Salesman is a work of tremendous emotional impact.
The 1949 Pulitzer prize-winning play centres on the failed dreams and thwarted ambitions of a 60-something salesman living in Brooklyn. Willy Loman has spent his whole life "way out there in the blue, riding a smile and a shoeshine”, proud of his ability to sell anything to anyone and to provide for his family. Now he finds himself at the end of his career, and at the end of his rope. He's lost his job, the respect of his sons, and finally, his hope.
The West End transfer of Gregory Doran's production features the full Stratford cast and will have a ten week from until 18 July, 2015. The Death Of A Salesman cast includes Harriet Walter, Alex Hassell and Sam Marks.Read more
2015-2015 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by N/A
Young Will Shakespeare has writers’ block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse - Viola.
This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.Read more
2013-2013 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Michael Grandage
Eighty year old Alice Liddell Hargreaves and Peter Llewelyn Davies, then thirty-five, meet in dusty old bookshop in 1932 at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition. Both having suffered their share of emotional and psychological scarring, the pair gradually reveal their childhoods, past relationships and views on intimacies with the authors Carroll and Barrie. Past blurs into present, light into dark, reality into memory into fantasy, as we glimpse the lives of the 'real' Alice and Peter. What we see is life infallible, without the rose-tints and 'happily-ever-after's of fairytales and Hollywood movies.Read more
2012-2012 | Noël Coward Theatre Directed by Howard Davies
Felicity Kendal returns to the West End to lead the cast of Noël Coward’s Hay Fever at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
The much-loved British actress plays Judith, a once glittering star of the London stage who together with her husband David and two Bohemian grown-up children Sorel and Simon make up a family that is incapable of sharing the spotlight.
A Theatre Royal Bath production, Hay Fever follows the unconventional, risqué and often downright rude family as they each invite a guest to their rural retreat. Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations proliferate during one outrageous weekend in Berkshire.
Directed by Lindsay Posner, Kendal returns to the London stage following her role in 2013’s Relatively Speaking at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Her other recent credits include West End productions of The Last Cigarette and Mrs Warren’s Profession, but the actress is still arguably best known for her television role in 70s sitcom The Good Life.Read more