Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category
Nicole • May 01, 2020

THE STAGE – David Morrissey, Jenna Coleman and Denise Gough are to star in the first play in a new series of live-streamed readings.

They will feature alongside Ed Stoppard and Maggie Service in a reading of Tom Stoppard’s A Separate Peace, which was originally written for TV in 1966.

It forms part of The Remote Read, a series of live play readings that will be streamed through Zoom organised by online theatre network CurtainCall.

A Separate Peace, which is directed by Sam Yates, will be live streamed at 7pm on May 2.

Tickets cost between £7.50 and £20 – with households of several people encouraged to pay more – and the money raised will go towards supporting theatre technicians and creatives out of work due to Covid-19, as well as the Felix Project food charity.

Yates said: “Tom Stoppard’s one-act play is a vibrant and moving exploration of connectedness and care. It is exciting to explore the possibilities of a new and untested form – presenting a play online – with a stellar cast, designer, lighting designer, sound designer and stage manager. It comes at a time when artists are exploring how we can adapt our practices and connect with audiences.”

A Separate Peace has lighting design by Nat Green, sound by Sam Glossop, costume by Amelia Sierevogel and tech by Tim Kashani. The production manager for the show is Kate West and the stage manager Georgia Bird.

The production team have adapted their roles to work digitally.

Partners for The Remote Read project include Platform Presents and Apples and Oranges Arts.

Nicole • May 08, 2019

THE TIMES “I have no idea what I’m doing,” says Jenna Coleman of making her belated professional stage debut in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. OK, in part this is self- deprecation: the 33-year-old star of three seasons of Victoria, three seasons of Doctor Who and all sorts of other acclaimed television shows over the past ten years is chuckling as she says it. She knows the reviews have been good, knows the show gets standing ovations at the Old Vic every night.

It’s also a sincere suggestion that she feels as if she has been winging it all her professional life. When she was in her teens in Blackpool, beavering away in a touring theatre company set up by an enterprising teacher at her school, she thought she knew how her career would go. Drama school, small parts here and there, a steadily growing confidence and profile to match it. Instead, first she was rejected by drama schools, then she was scooped up for a role in Emmerdale. And Emmerdale led to pretty much uninterrupted, high-profile television work for the next 15 years.

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Nicole • April 25, 2019

Back on Tuesday, April 23, the press night for Jenna’s theatre work All My Sons happened. Apparently the play is currently a success and Jenna also got into the heart of her co-star Sally Field, who said to The Evening Standard:

“She was stunning. We hold hands backstage and she helps catapult me where I need to go and I hope I help her. She is a stunning actress and was as solid as a rock for me.”

For the occasion Jenna was wearing a vintage Chanel champagne silk pleated dress from 1988 collection with faux-pearl drop hoop earrings by Simone Rocha. (Thanks to Jenna Coleman Closet for the infos!)

Photos from the evening’s after party have now been added to the gallery, together with some production images from the play. Enjoy!

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Nicole • September 14, 2018

BROADWAY WORLD – According to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail, Jenna Coleman, and Colin Morgan will join Academy Award-winner Sally Field and actor Bill Pullman on stage in Arthur Miller’s modern classic All My Sons, in Headlong Theatre’s production at the Old Vic Theatre.

‘You don’t realize how people can hate, Chris, they can hate so much they’ll tear the world to pieces…’

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.