“Frances McNamee, who plays Meg beautifully both in song and performance, shines among a generally excellent cast.”
★★★★ – The Telegraph
After receiving widespread critical acclaim and Five Star Reviews at it’s official opening in Newcastle’s Northern Stage, The Last Ship sets sail on a UK and Ireland Tour.
This personal musical inspired by Sting’s own childhood experiences, shows the collective defiance of a community facing the demise of the shipbuilding industry alongside a poignant and moving romantic tale of childhood sweethearts and the adults they grew up to become.
Featuring an awe-inspiring and impressive set by award-winning 59 Productions, this is the UK and Ireland premiere of The Last Ship, Sting’s heartfelt and empowering new musical.Book tickets
Patrick is currently on tour with the RSC, starring in King Lear showing at BAM New York until Sunday 29th April 2018. Patrick will then rejoin the cast of Hamlet in Washington at The Kennedy Centre on May 2nd 2018.
Both productions have received fantastic reviews and continue to wow audiences in the UK and America.
King Lear will then return to Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre, on Wednesday 23rd May 2018.
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Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita), Chess tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends.
Two of the world’s greatest chess masters, one American, one Russian, are in danger of becoming the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title gets under way. Simultaneously their lives are thrown into further confusion by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the centre of their emotional triangle. This mirrors the heightened passions of the political struggles that threaten to destroy lives and loves. Includes the international hit singles ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night In Bangkok’. Other well-known songs from the score include ‘Anthem’, ‘Someone Else’s Story’, ‘Heaven Help my Heart’ and ‘Pity The Child’.Book Tickets
Following his stunning RSC adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (2013/14), Mike Poulton turned his pen to the thrilling world of Ancient Rome with a brand-new version of Robert Harris’ best-selling Cicero Trilogy.
Cicero, the greatest orator of his age, devoted all his energy and cunning to preserve the rule of law, and defend Rome’s Republic against the predatory attacks of political rivals, discontented aristocrats, and would-be military dictators.
Imperium follows Cicero’s triumphs and disasters, through power struggles, civil wars, and personal highs and lows, told through the eyes of Tiro, his loyal secretary. A backstage view of Rome at its most bloody and brutal.
After a sell-out season in the Swan Theatre, Gregory Doran’s epic, acclaimed productions of Imperium: The Cicero Plays, based on the bestselling Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris and adapted by Mike Poulton, will transfer to London’s Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited Season from 14 June. Richard McCabe and Joseph Kloska will reprise their roles as Cicero and Tiro.Book Tickets
It’s billed as Noël Coward’s Brief Encounter, but this larky, heart-stopping show belongs as much to director and adaptor Emma Rice. Rice recently departed Shakespeare’s Globe, and her new company, Wise Children, makes its debut at the Old Vic later this year, but this is no filler.
Live on stage and on film at the Empire Cinema in London’s West End.
“A first class return to romance” Daily Telegraph
This award-winning Kneehigh production has triumphed in the West End, toured the globe and opened to dazzling reviews on Broadway. It has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike.
“I want to remember every minute. Always. Always to the end of my days.”Book Tickets
Jon Trenchard is currently in rehearsals for The Two Noble Kinsmen at Shakespeare’s Globe, playing the role of Wooer.
How long is forever? When the imprisoned Palamon and Arcite vow eternal friendship, they don’t expect that anything will come between them. But then from their cell window they see the beautiful Emilia, and their priorities take a sudden and violent turn. In this late romance, Fletcher and Shakespeare examine love in all its fluid and complex forms.Buy Tickets