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Tag: Ambassadors Theatre

Harry Clarke – Ambassadors Theatre
London

Harry Clarke – Ambassadors Theatre

A rose by any other name… still has its thorns. It’s what we love about our favourite conmen, Anna Delvey, Elizabeth Holmes, Remington Steele… They’re beautiful but also terribly cringe inducing. We love to hate them but can’t quite bring ourselves to look down on them, so powerful is their allure. Maybe it’s the accent, each one unique and bizarrely captivating, all the more for its inauthenticity. Harry Clarke’s is immaculate, as is Philip Brugglestein’s. In fact, all of the characters Billy Crudup speaks on behalf of over Harry Clarke’s 80-minute runtime are perfectly articulated, under the supervision of vocal coach, Deborah Lapidus. The stage cousin of Matt Damon’s Talented Mr. Ripley, Crudup’s Philip Brugglestein / Harry Clarke is no less charming for being 30 years his film fellow’...
Rose – Ambassadors Theatre
London

Rose – Ambassadors Theatre

"The bullet hit her in the forehead. It caught her in the middle of a thought." An 80-year-old Jewish woman sits shiva on a wooden bench and talks about her life. That, in a nutshell, is Martin Sherman's play, Rose. But that is so far from doing it justice. It is very much more in its depth and breadth. As Rose reminisces about her life, her journey to that point in time, to that bench, she wonders whether she actually believes in God, whether her recollections are correct, whether she's remembering a movie. It's clear though that these were her true experiences. From a childhood in a shtetl in Ukraine (at that time part of Russia), to joining her brother in Poland to escape the Cossacks and the pogroms, falling in love, then suffering the trauma and horror of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Na...
Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial – Ambassadors Theatre
London

Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial – Ambassadors Theatre

Vardy v Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial is a fun retelling of the court trial between Rebekah Vardy and Colleen Rooney. The sensationalised story struts into the west end for a second run and brings together 7 days of court transcripts into a show that is surprisingly funny and entertaining. The cast and the creatives do not hold back in ridiculing Rebekah and Colleen, whilst at times this can be funny, there is something almost patronising undertone of undermining two young women. Halema Hussain and Nathan McMullen play two sports pundits who transform the transcripts into a football match. Nathan and Halema are a great double act and use their excellent comic timing to make this show hilarious! I enjoyed the way Halema at Italy transitioned between characters and Nathan's Wayne Ro...
My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) – Ambassadors Theatre
London

My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) – Ambassadors Theatre

My Son’s a Queer (But what can you do?) is a fabulous solo show that sets out to educate the audience and re-claim the word Queer as something to be celebrated! Rob Madge has successfully crafted a piece of theatre that is heart-warmingly hilarious and poignantly moving. The message is obvious, yet powerful: you should let everyone be who they are. Rob openly shares the highs and lows of their magical childhood and explains how Rob’s family encourage them to shine. The structure of the show itself is powerful: 7 steps of putting on a Disney Parade in your living room. Using clips from their family video archive, Rob explains how we can make life magical just by using our imaginations. Rob’s ode to Disney encapsulates the joy and relatable challenges of childhood. The show is written as...
Mad House – Ambassadors Theatre
London

Mad House – Ambassadors Theatre

Theresa Rebeck is a prolific American playwright having written Bernhardt/Hamlet, Dead Accounts and Seminar, who also turns her hand to writing for television and has a string of novels to her name such as Three Girls and Their Brother and I’m Glad About You.  Her latest play Mad House examines an American family who are attempting to live with a past, which is also shaping their future.  Michael (David Harbour) is living with, and caring for his dying father Daniel (Bill Pullman), who is not the easiest of patients to put it mildly, whom directs insults towards his son on a daily basis.  Michael has been living with his father for eleven months and is nearing the end of his tether, when they are allocated a hospice nurse Lillian (Akiya Henry).  Daniel has decided t...
COCK- Ambassadors Theatre
London

COCK- Ambassadors Theatre

Written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Marianne Elliott, Olivier-award winning COCK tells the story of one half of a gay couple, known as John, who unexpectedly falls in love with a woman and as tensions rise, he struggles to decide what he truly wants and who he is. Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey leads as the charming yet confused John, the only named character in the show, and stays on the stage for the entire performance (one hour and 45 minutes to be exact). Bailey is incredible to watch as we see John slowly unravel and his internal battle with himself was palpable. Bailey’s acting is stellar as he expertly switches between humorous outbursts and emotional turmoil. Golden Globe Award winner Taron Egerton plays John’s long-term partner M and is mesmerising in every scene he i...
The Shark is Broken – Ambassadors Theatre
London

The Shark is Broken – Ambassadors Theatre

There are few movies as instantly identifiable by the first few bars of their theme tune. The "Jaws" theme - and the movie - became an iconic hit after the film's release in 1975. The film itself may have been thrilling and horrifying, but the drama that went on behind the scenes was also amazing. Bruce, the titular mechanical star of the film, broke down after salt water corroded his insides. This left the three human stars, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss, with nothing to do until the production team could get the shark back up and chomping on the people of Amity Island.  This slice of real life has been turned into this wonderfully original production that wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019.  It's not hard to see why it was such a hit. ...
Sonia Friedman Productions announce new dates for The Shark is Broken
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Sonia Friedman Productions announce new dates for The Shark is Broken

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce new dates for The Shark is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre after the production was postponed last year due to the pandemic.  Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s brilliantly funny play will now run in the West End from 9th October – 15th January. Tickets will go on general sale on Thursday 1st July at 10am. Current ticketholders will be notified of their new performance date by their point of purchase. Cape Cod, 1974: shooting on ‘Jaws’ has stalled. The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. Awash with alcohol and ambition, three hammered sharks start to bare their teeth… A sell-out, critically acclaimed hit of the Edinb...