From Fun Home to Waitress, from Next to Normal to Finding Neverland - it's always fun collating the various rumours flying around theatreland. After a very busy...
Henry V / The Revenger's Tragedy in rep at Old Red Lion
Henry V and The Revenger's Tragedy to play in repertoire at the Old Red Lion Theatre, a pub fringe venue, in Angel, north London from 25 July to 29 Sep 2012.
Henry V, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Henry Filloux-Bennett, starring Mark Field (Henry), Steve Fortune (Cambridge), Nicholas Kime (Dauphin), Jack Morris (Henry), Christine Oram (Chorus) and Henry Regan (Canterbury). A newly appointed leader guided by religious conviction. A threat to peace. A questionable case for war. Does nothing ever change? This production is a critical response to, and examination of the second Iraq war, following the recent Iraq Inquiry - set in a world of the 24-hour news cycle, political spin, prisoner abuse and UN Resolutions.
The Revenger's Tragedy, a black comedy by Thomas Middleton. Directed by Nicholas Thompson, starring Mark Field (Vindici), Steve Fortune (Duke), Nicholas Kime (Castiza), Jack Morris (Lussurioso), Christine Oram (Duchess) and Henry Regan (Hippolito). A world obsessed with wealth and fame. Riots on the streets. A morally bankrupt government. Does nothing ever change? Set in the 1980's the play examines a broken society, corrupted from the top-down, where sex, money and fame is what drives people to action in a time of economic inequality, famine and industrial disasters.