It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2016? Over the next fortnight we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 12 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2016. 81 more words
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Saturday, 19th November 2016 – King Lear, The Old Vic Theatre, London
This has – as has been noted in a number of places – been something of a year of Lear, with around half a dozen major productions staged around the UK during the course of 2016. 989 more words
It’s been noticeable how many of the male roles being taken over by women are the powerful ones. In previous years it’s been the contemplative roles of Hamlet and Brutus, but this year we’ve seen Prospero, King Lear, Coriolanus and Cymbeline all taken by women. 37 more words
It was 40 years ago this year that South Bank landmark, The National Theatre, was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II.
The National Theatre company had been founded 13 years before (although the concept was first proposed more than 100 years before) and was, until 1976, based at the Old Vic close to Waterloo Station. 292 more words