Paul Seven's Theatre News Weekly Podcast
Theatre News Weekly 22 November 2018
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards; Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston and Kelsey Grammer coming to the West End; next summer’s season at the Open Air Theatre; plus the best of the latest shows to open including Kit Harington in Sam Shepard’s True West and an all male version of Genet’s The Maids.
Theatre News Weekly 14 November 2018
News of tours of Glengarry Glen Ross, The Mousetrap and Rotterdam, Clare Burt starring in an Arthur Miller play at the Old Vic, and a number of Strictly’s finest young male celebrities- Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold, Louis Smith and Jay McGuinness– getting together for a West End show plus the pick of this week’s openings including Mark Williams as Doctor Dolittle and the arrival of Caroline, Or Change with Sheila D Clarke in the West End.
Theatre News Weekly 8 November 2018
The best of shows opening this week including War Horse at the National Theatre and news of West End transfers including Home, I’m Darling with Katharine Parkinson and Switzerland with Phyllis Logan, UK tours including Dom Jolly in The Rocky Horror Show and, after 60 years of Jerome Robbins, new choreography for West Side Story.
Theatre News Weekly 31 October 2018
News about a new production of Death Of A Salesman directed by Marianne Elliott, a new season at Young Vic, and tours of a Torben Betts comedy and Amelie The Musical plus a review of Tom Burke of TV’s Cormoran Strike fame who is brilliant in Schiller’s Don Carlos plus the seven best shows opening this week including a new play by debbie tucker green at Royal Court Theatre and Mark Gatiss in The Madness of George III.
Theatre News Weekly 24 October 2018
Theatre News Weekly 17 October 2018
News of the UK Theatre Awards big winners (Maxine Peake was one) and two West End transfers, plus a review of David Hare’s I’m Not Running starring Sian Brooke at National Theatre and the pick of shows opening this week with Tom Burke, Maisie Williams, Hugh Dennis and more.
Theatre News Weekly 10 October 2018
News of National Theatre’s new season featuring Cate Blanchett, Nicola Walker in new Mark Ravenhill play at Royal Court, a review of Florian Zeller‘s new play The Height Of The Storm starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins, and this week’s top five openings including a new play by Martin McDonagh starring Jim Broadbent.
Theatre News Weekly 25 September 2018
News of tickets going on sale for Ivo Van Hove’s new production All About Eve starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James, an award for Aidan Turner and a review of Humans at Hampstead Theatre plus the pick of theatre shows opening around the UK including Stephen Sondheim’s Company, a comedy by and starring Adrian Edmonton and Nigel Planer, Kwame Kwei-Armah’s first production in large of the Young Vic and the National Theatre’s Macbeth on tour.
Theatre News Weekly 18 September 2018
Lloyd Webber’s new musical, Strictly’s Kevin Clifton to star in the Rock Of Ages tour, Mary Poppins pops back to West End, reviews of Women In Power and Flowers For Mrs Harris, the pick of this week’s openings including Debris Stevenson’s Poet In Da Corner and Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo taking on the curse of the National Theatre’s Olivier stage.
Theatre News Weekly 11 September 2018
The first West End show with an all female creative team, RSC’s new repertory company for next summer and much more news. A review of the touring production of The Goon Show. Five recommended shows opening this week.
Theatre News Weekly 4 September 2018
Theatre News Weekly August 2018
Latest UK theatre news and reviews including review of Rhys Ifans in Exit The King, news of National Theatre’s controversial Macbeth going on tour, another Poldark star to appear on the West End stage, singalongs with the cast of A Bat Out Of Hell and Alexandra Burke starring in two musicals, plus the best shows to see including Ian McKellen’s King Lear.
Theatre News Weekly 31 July 2018
Latest UK theatre news including Orlando Bloom’s attack on an audience member, a round-up of reviews of Ian McKellen as King Lear and Rhys Ifans in Exit The King, London theatre closures, more big names in Pinter At Pinter, a review of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah! and the pick of this week’s openings.
Theatre News Weekly 24 July 2018
Latest UK theatre news including Gillian Anderson to star in West End, Vanessa Kirby comments on the large Lyttleton Theatre space, Publishers’ Association research shows book adaptations far more commercially successful than original shows, new seasons at New Vic and New Diorama, pick of the Edinburgh Fringe, and a round-up of reviews of Alan Bennett’s Allelujah!
Theatre News Weekly 17 July 2018
News of Vanessa Redgrave‘s return to the West End and Bonnie Langford joining the cast of 42nd Street, how to watch theatre from your sofa, a round-up of reviews of The Lehman Trilogy at the National Theatre and a review of Aidan Turner in The Lieutenant Of Inishmore plus the pick of shows opening this week.
Theatre News Weekly 10 July 2018
Yet another Game Of Thrones actor is taking to the London stage -what Emma Rice of Shakespeare’s Globe did next – why Theatre Royal Bath has upset a few people with its season brochure – national tours of Kinky Boots and Shakespeare In Love – reviews of Aidan Turner in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Fun Home at Young Vic and SS Mendi: Dancing The Death Drill in Southampton. And the pick of this week’s openings.
Theatre News Weekly 3 July 2018
New shows with the Royal brothers of Versailles, a new season at Hampstead Theatre including the stage debut of Game Of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams, a Shakespearean popup theatre, a play by poet Debris Stevenson, a round-up of reviews of Fun Home at Young Vic and a review of the RSC‘s Miss Littlewood plus the best of this week’s openings including a new play by Maxine Peake in Manchester and a revival of Me And My Girl in Chichester.
Theatre News Weekly 26 June 2018
Theatre News Weekly 19 June 2018
Shows opening this week include Aidan Turner in The Lieutenant of Inishmore and the transfer to London of the Broadway hit The King And I plus a round up of reviews of The Country Wife in Chichester, Lia Williams in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie at The Donmar and Vanessa Kirby in Julie at the National Theatre, as well as the latest news about UK theatre including new productions with Cate Blanchett and Kit Harington.
Theatre News Weekly 12 June 2018
Featuring news of a new stage role for Mark Rylance, a new director at the Donmar Warehouse, a new season at the Old Vic theatre, a drop in UK theatre attendance, what the critics thought of Orlando Bloom in Killer Joe and Laura Linney in My Name Is Lucy Barton and the pick of this week’s show openings.