31 December 2007

Theatre Index for 2007

▼ December (2)
Present Laughter by Noel Coward
Swimming with Sharks by George Huang
▼ November (11)
War Horse based on Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Ni...
Alex by Charles Peattie & Russell Taylor
The Country Wife by William Wycherley
The Arsonists by Max Frisch & translated by Alista...
Face to Face with Stephen Poliakoff
Statement of Regret by Kwame Kwei-Armah
The 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala introduced by Kev...
Notes about the 24 Hour Play proceedure
Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill
Rafta, Rafta by Ayub Khan-Din & Bill Naughton
Vincent River by Philip RIdley
▼ October (5)
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill
Moonlight & Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson
Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco in a Martin Crimp tra...
Fragments by Samuel Beckett
▼ September (12)
Bill Bailey - Pre Arena Shows
The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg & translated ...
A Disappearing Number by Simon McBurney
Awake and Sing by Clifford Odet
Burning Cars by Matt Hartley
Playtime by Gabriel Bisset-Smith and Gary Owen
Settled by George Cotts
Waiting for Leroy by Tanita Gupta and Atiha Sen-Gu...
1 in 5 by Penelope Skinner
Thank God it's Friday by Cosh Omar and Amy Rosenth...
Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat by Mark Ravenhill
All About My Mother based on the film by Pedro Al...
▼ August (5)
Absurdia - see below
Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw
The Enchantment by Victoria Benedictsson
In Celebration by David Storey
Philistines by Maxim Gorky, adapted by Andrew Upto...
▼ July (7)
The Hothouse by Harold Pinter
The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams
Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton
Rough Cuts: The Girlfriend Experience by Alecky Bl...
Rough Cuts: Posh by Laura Wade
Rough Cuts: A Liability by Sean Foley
Rough Cuts: Airbag by Leo Butler
▼ June (5)
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (adapted by Tanya ...
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
The Pain and the Itch by Bruce Norris
A Matter of Life and Death by Powell & Pressburger...
Alaska by Dan C Moore
▼ May (4)
Leaves of Glass by Philips Ridley
my child by Mike Bartlett
That Face by Polly Stenham
Elling adapted by Simon Bent
▼ April (9)
Whipping it Up by Steve Thompson
Dublin by Lamplight by Michael West
The Reporter by Nicholas Wright
Equus by Peter Shaffer
Landscape with a Weapon by Joe Penhall
John Gabriel Borkman by Ibsen in a version by Davi...
Attempts on her Life by Martin Crimp
Total Eclipse by Christopher Hampton
The Lady from Dubuque by Edward Albee
▼ March (9)
Extraordinary entry
The Caretaker by Harold Pinter
The Soldiers' Fortune by Thomas Otway
Dying For It by Moira Buffini(a free adaptation of...
Treats by Christopher Hampton
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Brecht in a version ...
An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch
The Seagull by Anton Chekov in a version by Christ...
There Came a Gypsy Riding by Frank McGuiness
▼ February (6)
Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camolettiand Beverley Cross...
The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter
Happy Days by Samuel Beckett
Man of Mode by George Etherege
Waves by Virginia Woolf & The Company
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
▼ January (2)
bash latterday plays by Neil LaBute
Caroline or Change by Tony Kushner

21 December 2007

Present Laughter by Noel Coward

Daphne Stillington - Amy Hall
Miss Erikson - Anny Tobin
Fred - Tony Turner
Monica Reed - Sarah Woodward
Garry Essendine - Alex Jennings
Liz Esssendine - Sara Stewart
Roland Maule - Pip Carter
Henry Lyppiatt - Simon Wilson
Morris Dixon - Tim McMullan
Joanna Lyppiatt - Lisa Dillon
Lady Saltburn - Frances Jeater

Directed by Howard Davies
Set Designer - Tim Hatley

During it's run at the Lyttleton on Theatre Quiz Night - E21
Celebrity in the audience.......hmmmm - well Richard Curtis and family were there to support Emma for the Quiz

Almost as much fun as The Country Wife and if I'm honest, slightly less silly, in a good way. Wonderful performances all round and such a great story arc for a farce. Just the perfect thing for the Friday before Christmas.

13 December 2007

Swimming with Sharks by George Huang

Rex - Arthur Darvill
Guy - Matt Smith
Buddy Ackerman - Christian Slater
Mitzy - Elizabeth Croft
Dawn Lockard - Helen Baxendale
Cyrus - Jonathan Newth
Daniel Faruk - Fanos Xenofos
Jack - Mark Edel-Hunt

Directed by Wilsom Milam
Designed by Dick Bird

seen during Michael Lesslie's version at the Vaudeville Theatre .....ticket was H4 but I sat in D7

Hmmm. Well it was a matinee though I feel both audience and performers gave all they had but it wasn't enough. Something wasn't tight enough. The tension was not built up and it felt like they'd skipped 10 minutes of the text. Entertaining enough if you've not seen the film or if you like to see a couple of good young actors but not show to their best advantage.