Saturday, May 25

Tag: Robert Mountford

Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe
London

Much Ado About Nothing – Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s enduringly delightful tale of wit-crossed lovers enlivens The Globe Theatre this summer, pouring Mediterranean sun into every darkened crevice of that wooden “O”. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes and composed of an energetic cast of young actors, this production is both brash and bashful. The convivial environment of the open-air theatre is well suited to these frolicsome festivities and each of its performers seem intent upon maximizing the audiences delight in their collective spectacle. From the processional marches of the visiting Don Pedro and his crew of lovesick soldiers to the courting dances of Leonato and his bevy of irreverential young maidens, every opportunity for mirth is here seized. Led in their revelry by the ever-at-war and never-in-lo...
Into The Night – Original Theatre Company
REVIEWS

Into The Night – Original Theatre Company

On the 19th December 1981, the Penlee lifeboat the ‘Solomon Browne’ was launched with a crew of eight men (including the coxswain), to rescue the crew from a coaster, the ‘Union Star’, which was in danger of foundering on the jagged rocks of the West Cornwall coastline.  There were sixteen lives lost that terrible night as the bad weather conditions made the rescue impossible.  The Original Theatre Company, in collaboration with writer Frazer Flintham and the author of ‘Penlee – The Loss of a Lifeboat’, Michael Sagar-Fenton, have brought together their skills as theatre makers, with North South who specialise in bringing the stage to the screen.  Writer Frazer Flintham had the difficult task of bringing together the historical detail, whilst always considering that the view...
Spotlight on Vagabonds: My Phil Lynott Odyssey
Interviews

Spotlight on Vagabonds: My Phil Lynott Odyssey

As theatres begin to re-open next week, Jermyn Street Theatre launch their ‘Footprints Festival’ running from 17th May to 31st July.  The festival is a celebration of theatre and theatre makers and one of the must see shows of the festival, is Robert Mountford’s one man show ‘Vagabonds: My Phil Lynott Odyssey’.  Read our interview with Robert Mountford to get a teaser of what we can expect from Vagabonds. To book the show go to https://www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/show/vagabonds-my-phil-lynott-odyssey/.  Dates are 25th May 7.30pm, 28th May 9.30pm, 29th May 5.30pm and 3rd June 7.30pm.  If you cannot get to Jermyn Street Theatre, the show can be watched online – see the theatre’s website for further information. What inspired you to write Vagabonds? There were ...