Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is regarded by many as one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Opening on Broadway in December 1947, the play received the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama in 1948 and in 1951 the play was adapted for the big screen. The film, which starred Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando, won a host of awards including the Academy Award for Best Actress and cemented the play's status in American drama history.
Rehearsals are now underway for the national tour of This House, James Graham's smash-hit political comedy examining the 1974 Hung Parliament.
I was thrilled to travel to central London last Friday to get a first look at the show and to hear from the director, writer and other members of the cast and creative team.
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Verdict: a must-see this autumn!
Recently I hopped on a train at Cambridge Station to travel to Oxford to see People, Places & Things ahead of its visit to Cambridge Arts Theatre next month. Having heard about its highly praised and sold-out seasons at the National Theatre and in the West End, I was extremely excited to see the show... and it did not disappoint!
Next week sees the stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's internationally bestselling novel The Kite Runner hitting our stage. A haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, The Kite Runner follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption.
★★★★★ 'The Kite Runner is a truly contemporary cultural phenomenon' THE SUNDAY EXPRESS
Our brand new autumn season is here, and public booking is now open! It's brimming with some brilliant productions for all to enjoy, so to celebrate, we thought we'd show you a few of our favourites...
THE REAL THING (6-16 Sept)
1-7 June marks National Volunteers' Week, an annual event celebrating the difference volunteers make across the country, and to say thank you for their commitment, we wanted to dedicate a blog post just to them!
Following the death of Tim Pigott-Smith OBE we can now announce that the production of Death of a Salesman has been recast. The part of Willy Loman will now be played by Nicholas Woodeson and we are sure he will give an outstanding performance.
Our exciting summer season is now on sale, so we've searched the building high and low, from lighting box to Box Office, to gather staff's top theatre picks...
Tom Bishop's (Deputy Chief Electrician) top pick is Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.