latest news | may 2013
THE FALL - written and created by Allan Cubitt, Monday 9pm, BBC 2
A gripping new five-part crime drama from Allan Cubitt starring Gillian Anderson as Stella Gibson, a senior police officer who is drafted in from London’s Metropolitan police to investigate a series of murders in Belfast.
2 BAFTA Wins for Sally Wainwright
Congratulations to Sally Wainwright who has won this year's Best Writer for TV Drama at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, and Best Drama for LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX.
FRANKIE - written and created by Lucy Gannon, Tuesday 9pm, BBC 1
A new 6-part series written and created by Lucy Gannon, following the personal and professional life of dedicated district nurse, Frankie. Starring Eve Myles, Dean Lennox Kelly and Derek Riddell.
PLAYING WITH GROWN-UPS opens on Tuesday May 14th at Theatre 503
Hannah Eidinow's first show after the hit tour of MAURICE'S JUBILEE is Hannah Patterson’s follow-up to the acclaimed MUCH. PLaying until June 8th.
3 wins for TOP HAT at the 2013 Olivier Awards
Congratulations to the team at TOP HAT as the show recieved three awards including Best New Musical. The show also won nods for Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Costume Design. Congratulations to director & Co-Adaptor Matthew White!
5 star reviews for BALLO at the King's Head Theatre
Friday night was guest night at the King's Head Theatre in Islington for BALLO, the new adaptation of Verdi's opera 'A Masked Ball'. Reviews have been unanimous in declaring it a triumph of originality. Broadway World states that: 'There are times when theatre transcends entertainment, transcends its history, transcends time and space and takes you to another place - a place where all you can do is thank the Fates that conspired to put you right here, right now. Adam Spreadbury-Maher's Ballo (or A Masked Ball) takes you to that place....You won't have seen anything quite like it before, and you may never see anything quite like it again.' The British Theatre Guide calls it 'full of invention. Strongly sung, it makes great entertainment. Once again, Opera Up Close demonstrates how effective opera can be in intimate surroundings.'BALLO runs until May 25th.
THE POLITICIAN’S HUSBAND – written and created by Paula Milne, Thursday 9pm, BBC2
A companion piece to the multi award winning The Politician's Wife starring David Tennant and Emily Watson. Paula Milne forensically charts the tensions within the marriage of two politicians, one of whose career is flourishing whilst the other flounders.
THE EMPRESS: by Tanika Gupta opens in Stratford this week at the Swan Theatre
TONY TEARDROP: St. Luke’s Bombed Out Church, Liverpool - continues until 6th April
Set in and around a residential support centre for the homeless and inspired by real stories, Esther Wilson’s play is a biting, humorous play about people living on the edges of society.
MOLLY SWEENEY: The Print Room – Continues until Sat 27th April.
Brian Friel's poetic tale weaves together three characters' perspectives for a journey of memory, hope and despair. The play begs us to not only see, but also understand other people's points of view. Sound design by Ed Lewis.