Making his West End theatre debut, Rob Brydon stars alongside Nigel Harman (Shrek, EastEnders) and Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty) in Alan Ayckbourn’s riotous comedy A Chorus of Disapproval, directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Trevor Nunn.
The Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society’s production of The Beggar’s Opera is going off the rails, that is until a handsome but shy young widower Guy (Harman) joins the group. An instant hit with the company’s ferociously zealous director Dafydd (Brydon) and the show’s leading ladies, including Dafydd’s wife Hannah (Jensen), Guy soon gets more than he bargained for as he discovers that all the best action happens off-stage. Classic songs fill the air as the drama on stage is mirrored by the romantic rivalry and small town squabbles causing a stir in the wings of this ambitious local show.
Not seen in London since the A Chorus of Disapproval’s hit production over 25 years ago A Chorus of Disapproval aims to steal the limelight once more in the West End this Autumn.
Joining the trio on stage will be Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle and Steven Edis, with further casting to be announced shortly.
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Robert Lindsey and Joanna Lumley starring in The Lion in Winter at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 05-Nov-2011 until 28-Jan-2012.
A family Christmas becomes a family at war. Henry II, not so young as he was, invites his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitane, and his three sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, to spend the festive season with him, his mistress Princess Alais, and her brother, the young King Philip of France. Will Henry name who is to be his successor as King of England? Their yuletide celebration turns into a combat zone of deceit, betrayal, bitter power games and scabrous wit.
“I am excited to be directing the London premiere of a famous play about a power struggle full of sexual politics and political sex, with two such brilliant actors as Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley.” – Trevor Nunn
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Trevor Nunn directs Sienna Miller in Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path – his first production as Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company.
A story of love, loyalty and desire set at the height of the Second World War. In a country house hotel on the edge of R.A.F. Bomber Command airfield, the women wait for news of their husbands return from a dangerous bombing mission behind enemy lines.
The lives of a newly married R.A.F. bomber pilot and his actress wife, Patricia, are thrown into upheaval by the unexpected night mission. The arrival of Peter Kyle, a Hollywood star, and the outcome of the night raid on Germany, throws up a conflict of love and duty for Patricia. With life and relationships hanging in the balance, will the lights of the flare path welcome the courageous airmen back home?
Based on Rattigan’s own experiences as a tail gunner in the RAF during the Second World War, he later reworked Flare Path into a screenplay and in 1954 the re-titled The Way to the Stars starring Michael Redgrave was released.
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Based on Sebastian Faulks’s international best-selling novel, the play tells the story of one man’s journey through an all consuming love affair and into the horror of the First World War.
While staying as the guest of a factory owner in pre-First World War France, Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate affair with Isabelle, the wife of his host. The affair changes them both for ever. A few years later Stephen finds himself back in the same part of France, but this time as a soldier at the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest encounter in British military history. As his men die around him, Stephen turns to his enduring love for Isabelle for the strength to continue and to save something for future generations.
For the first time, this beautiful and terrible story about love, courage and the endurance of the human spirit is brought to the stage in a version by Rachel Wagstaff. The world premiere of this production is directed by Trevor Nunn.
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