Home / Tag Archives: Lucy Briggs-Owen

Tag Archives: Lucy Briggs-Owen

Tree – Upper Campfield Market, Manchester

Creators: Idris Elba & Kwame Kwei-Armah   Director: Kwame Kwei-Armah   Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   An umbrella of questionable ethics has become Tree’s canopy in the lead up to the opening of one of Manchester International Festival’s flagship productions. A high-profile disagreement between creatives and the role they should or should not be credited with has pushed this production into ...

Read More »

Out Of Water  – The Orange Tree Theatre, London

Writer: Zoe Cooper Director:  Guy Jones Reviewer:  Richard Maguire Zoe Cooper’s last play Jess and Joe Forever was a big hit for The Orange Tree Theatre in 2016, and her new play Out Of Water seems certain to repeat that success. A lyrical examination of gender’s position in evolution and, importantly, the education system, Out Of Water is nothing less than remarkable. Londoner ...

Read More »

The Rivals – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer:  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Dominic Hill Reviewer:  R G Balgray Difficulties abound in approaching Georgian drama without preconceptions: those powdered wigs, and convoluted manners, as the age of wit and decorum awaits the tsunami of cultural and social changes brought forth by the 19th Century. And The Rivals is firmly of its age too –  locked in a distant ...

Read More »

Night Watch – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Jodie McNee in The Night Watch

Writer: Sarah Waters Adaptor: Hattie Naylor Director: Rebecca Gatward Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The novel Night Watch, written by Sarah Waters, concerns a group of people who, in wartime Britain, are compelled to live in shadows: lesbians, failed suicides, conscientious objectors and women pregnant out of wedlock. Kay (Jodie McNee) a depressed former ambulance driver is helped to see herself in ...

Read More »

Shakespeare In Love – Noel Coward Theatre, London

Original Screenplay: Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Stage Adaptation: Lee Hall Director: Declan Donnellan Reviewer: Stephen Bates Undeterred by recent flops, the trend for transferring successful films to the London stage goes on. However, in view of its subject, perhaps this one should be regarded as more of ahomecoming than a transfer. Lee Hall has adapted the 1998 film, a ...

Read More »

STAGE SHOT: Shakespeare in Love – Noel Coward Theatre

Produced byDisneyandSonia Friedman Productionsand based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay byMarc NormanandTom Stoppard,Shakespeare in Lovehas been adapted for the stage byLee Hall(Billy Elliot). Featuring a company of 28 actors and musicians, one of thelargestcompaniesever assembled for a play in the West End, plus a dog, this new play will be directed byDeclan Donnellanand designed byNick Ormerod, the driving force behind ...

Read More »

NEWS: Lead cast announced for Shakespeare in Love

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the rôles of star-crossed lovers Will Shakespeare and Viola De Lesseps in the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. Tom Bateman will play Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen will play Viola De Lesseps. Tom Bateman’s theatre credits include: ‘Antonio’ in The Duchess of Malfi at The Old Vic; ...

Read More »