June 21st, 2012

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Michael Grandage Company launches a season of five plays

Photo credit: http://www.londontheatredirect.com/news/977/Judi-Dench--Jude-Law--Daniel-Radcliffe-to-star-on-the-West-End-stage-.aspx

Cut and pasted from an email from Whatsonstage.com:

A Season of Five Plays with over 100,000 tickets at £10

The Michael Grandage Company launches a season of five plays comprised of new writing, alongside the classical and twentieth century repertoire. At its heart is a commitment to reach out to as wide an audience as possible with over 200 tickets for each performance at £10 and over 100,000 across the season.

This unique West End season brings together writers, actors and other artists in a single venture over fifteen months dedicated to presenting work of the highest quality at affordable prices.

Follow the link for more information:

A video can be found here:
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Frankenstein in cinemas TODAY! courtesy NT Live, National Theatre

Cut and pasted from an email from the National Theatre:

a new play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

First broadcast to cinemas in 2011, don't miss your chance to catch Danny Boyle's electrifying stage production as screenings take place nationwide and around the world.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature throughout the show's run at the National Theatre - cinemas will offer the chance to see both of these versions.

All the information you need, including the trailer, can be found here:

Raks's Says

Today, Thursday 21 June, Frankenstein will be playing at many UK cinemas.

If you are seeing Frankenstein today (whichever version!), ENJOY!
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Antigone, National Theatre

Cut and pasted from the National Theatre Website:

Antigone by Sophocles
In a version by Don Taylor, directed by Polly Findlay.

Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive.

The people daren’t object but the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods: the rotting corpse is polluting the city.

Creon hesitates and his fate is sealed.

Starring Jodie Whittaker, Christopher Eccleston and Jamie Ballard.

Follow the link for the full details (the production is sold out but there is a possibility of returns and day tickets are always available):

Raks's Reaction

I saw this on Saturday 9 June and was totally and utterly blown away by it. The production was OUTSTANDING and I loved it. It made my heart race and it had me on the edge of my seat. It reminded me of Ralph Fiennes's Coriolanus in many ways. I will post a full review once I have seen it for the second time.