Posts Tagged 'Michael Grandage'

Great directors at the National Theatre

Yesterday Nicholas Hytner announced a number of shows that will be coming to the National Theatre in 2009… unsurprisingly, most of the newspapers have focused on the news that Helen Mirren will be performing in a new production of Phaedra, with headlines including:

Don’t get me wrong – I’m also excited about this news. I’m just also pretty excited about some of the other news, particuarly around directors Continue reading ‘Great directors at the National Theatre’

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Group theatre trips for the rest of 2008

I help to run a theatre group at the company I work for, which arranges trips every 3-4 weeks to shows on in London. It helps that we get cheaper tickets because of the group discounts that producers generally offer.

We arrange our programme 6 months at a time, and since it’s the start of July, we’re just finalising the list of shows for the rest of the year. After a couple of discussions and some email back-and-forth, we have agreed our selection. We think it’s a pretty well balanced programme, so read of if you want some ideas for what to see.

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Donmar announces its latest musical venuture – ‘Piaf’

The Donmar Warehouse has just announced its new season of plays, through until 2009, as reported today by various news organisations (including Mark Shenton on The Stage’s website).

I was particularly interested to see what their ‘musical’ offering would be in the next season. I had heard that it was going to be an exciting project, but had no idea what to expect. On hearing the news that it’s going to be a revival of ‘Piaf’ by Pam Gems, my intial thought is that it will prove to be an inspired decision.

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