Despite having “America” in its title, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America owes a fair amount of its early development—and its high early profile—to Britain’s National Theatre. And as its first Broadway revival readies its opening in March, almost exactly 25 years since its original Main Stem run, it seems oddly fitting that this new production also comes from … Continue reading National Themes: How Britain’s Subsidized Theatre Helped ‘Angels’ Fly
The fourth ‘Breaking out of the Box’ symposium- a series of events to discuss the issue of diversity in Welsh Arts, took place at Theatre Clwyd on 16th February.
How many times can I fall in love with this play all over again? And how also does it still hurt so damn much. Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue It's something that's been kicking around my brain a lot, as the production moves towards Broadway. Today spurned on by the article in Vogue and the gorgeous images … Continue reading Angels Crashing in: Broadway gets closer.
As the first production from Elliott & Harper opens its doors for previews tonight, it’s worth pausing to think what this new production company means and why indeed we need more like it. Something of a ‘power house’ company formed of Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper. Both coming from the National Theatre- as Director and … Continue reading Why Elliott & Harper is the company I’ve been waiting for
First published on my research blog 25th August 2017 Almost a week ago now, Prior Walter bid the Lyttleton theatre ‘More Life’ one last time. Twenty-four years earlier it had opened next door in the Cottesloe. And some 14 or so years earlier they Angel first crashed into my life. Since then it’s … Continue reading A Kind of Painful Progress; Angels in America and Me.
Here it is a list of the 10 shows that for various reasons made a mark in 2017. Some commentary being naturally longer than others... Here are my ‘top 10’ in sort of order but sort of not… Far Side of the Moon- Robert Le Page- WMC I’m including in part for the experience … Continue reading 2017 Round up
Greetings Prophet! Ok so it's been a while...life (and temp jobs) intervened and the 'Angels' part of my brain got turned off. But I'm back, and excited to get back into it. I missed month 3 update, and skipped ahead. But I have news... Project book has a publisher! Yes that's right this 'Tomb of … Continue reading Project Book Update: More Life!