Instead it engages with the present, raising some pungent questions about the kind of democracy we have in Britain today. Howard Brenton's play Doctor Scroggy's War is the story of a fictional soldier, Jack Twigg, who, after receiving an injury on the front line during the First World War, encounters the polymath and celebrated surgeon Harold Gillies, acknowledged as the father of modern plastic surgery. It would kill off all the plants. Two dilapidated armchairs, a chaise longue, a small chair against a wall. This strange family, vilified for their private lives and socially banished to the Continent, try on the shores of Lake Geneva to find a new way of living, free of repression and constraint, and filled with love and revolutionary passion.
Jackie is the third generation of Dimmock at her family-run laundry. The play's title refers to a website acronym meaning 'not safe for work', applied to online material typically pornographic in nature which the viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as work. A gripping new version of Strindberg's masterly, darkly hilarious depiction of the struggles and strains of marriage. This Lime Tree Bower won the Meyer Whitworth Award in 1997. Jo Clifford's Every One is a modern-day reimagining of the 15th-century morality play Everyman, exploring the meaning of death and bereavement at a deeply personal level. The Battle of Britain rages.
The play proposes that the most famous conversion in history — when Saul became Paul on the road to Damascus — was prompted by a trick: it was actually Jesus appearing to him. In a note accompanying the published script, 'Before You Start to Read', Clifford states that the play 'came from the death of my wife, Susie, in February 2005', and from undergoing a subsequent heart-bypass operation. A writing table, upon it a telegraph machine. He is to travel to India, a country he has never visited, and, with limited survey information, no expert support and no knowledge of cartography, he is to draw the border which will divide the Indian sub-continent into two new Sovereign Dominions. A turbulent Easter weekend of explosive confrontations ends in an oddly comic kind of salvation.
Released in 2000, it starred Peter McDonald, Brian Cox, Brendan Gleeson and Conor Mullen. E-raamatut saab lugeda ning alla laadida kuni 6'de seadmesse. The performance on Saturday 11 January 2014 was live-streamed to a worldwide audience for free by the theatre in association with The Guardian. Married for over thirty years, theirs is a relationship of explosive mutual loathing. The play was first performed at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, on 6 September 2017. Then we meet Oskar, a lonely teenage boy who lives with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, and who is being badly bullied at school. The cast included Rebecca Benson as Eli and Martin Quinn as Oskar.
She does so by offering a promise of fertility and a male heir to succeed Henry. Is there any burgundy left in the cellar? The Battle of Britain rages. Anne comes alive for him as a brilliant but reckless young woman confident in her sexuality, whose marriage and death transformed England forever. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. As he begins to break under the pressure he comes to realise that he holds in his hands the fate of millions of people.
An intimate and at times savagely funny psychological study of two sisters, one of who has made her home in East Berlin and one who has stayed on in their native London. What illness, never been ill in my life. Conor McPherson's Port Authority is a play about big dreams and lost opportunities, told through three interweaving monologues. A fish has fallen from the sky and landed at the feet of Gabriel York, who has been wondering what to serve his son Andrew, reunited with him after years of estrangement. The play tracks the disintegration of their relationship. Married for almost thirty years, theirs is a relationship of mutual explosive loathing.
Dermot, in his thirties, is bound for Los Angeles and a glamorous new job for which he's far from qualified. It highlights the extraordinarily contingent and chaotic political circumstances that lay behind such a momentous historical act. The perfect rubbish post for Kurt. More importantly, unlike her mother and sister who, it is suggested, succumbed much more easily, she tantalises the King, keeping his hands no higher than her knee in five long years of courtship. The Royal Court premiere was directed by Conor McPherson and designed by Rae Smith, with Michael McElhatton as Ian, Stanley Townsend as John, Kathy Kiera Clarke as Neasa and Tom Jordan Murphy as Laurence. The premiere production at Dundee Rep was directed by John Tiffany with choreography by associate director Steven Hoggett.
Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned King on trial, so the Army moves against Westminster in the first and only military coup in English history. Howard Brenton's Dances of Death includes both Part One and the rarely performed Part Two of this masterpiece of European theatre, condensed into a single two-act drama. I am delighted that aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei will be livestreamed to the world. Joe, a pensioner, lives in a care home where meals are the big event — until he receives a mysterious package from a long-ago neighbour. Southampton is home to Britain's only hope of victory: the Spitfire. That means all age recommendations are subjective and should be treated as guidelines unless otherwise stated. The Army has occupied London.
It was first performed at Hampstead Theatre, London, on 3 December 2013. Do it, put in a bar with a rail. The central characters are Joe, the youngest, who is bored with school and looking for adventure. Director John Dove and his whole team both on and off stage are to be congratulated for turning what should by rights have been a dry, worthy evening into something really special. This new version offers audiences a unique chance to see not only Part One but also the rarely performed Part Two of this masterpiece of European theatre condensed into a single two-act drama. The play was staged by the Atlantic Theater Company in New York from 21 May 2008, directed by Henry Wishcamper, with Brian d'Arcy James, John Gallagher Jr and Jim Norton.
The frail Miranda Raison, best known for her appearances in Spooks, opens the evening dressed in angelic, if not virginal white. From the ashes, a story of chaos, courage and community spirit emerges. The production is full of an intelligent awareness of context … The ways in which thing could go horribly wrong are myriad. This new version offers audiences a unique chance to see not only Part One but also the rarely performed Part Two of this masterpiece of European theatre condensed into a single two-act drama. It was performed by Catherine Bailey as Penelope Wedgewood , Sam Cox, Patrick Driver, Will Featherstone as Jack Twigg , James Garnon as Harold Gillies , Daisy Hughes, Joe Jameson, Tom Kanji, Christopher Logan, William Mannering, Holly Morgan, Rhiannon Oliver, Keith Ramsay, Paul Rider, Katy Stephens and Dickon Tyrrell. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 4 June 2004. Strindberg's tale paints a compelling and bitterly funny portrait of a magnificently doomed couple, whose ongoing battle threatens not only their future, but that of their friends and children as well.