PUBLISHED: 13:38 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 20 November 2018 Lynne Mortimer The non-gender specific queue for the toilets at at the Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich in 2015. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2015 As Joanna Lumley fronts a campaign to provide more ladies’ loos at The Old Vic, Lynne Mortimer hopes all theatres will follow suit Joanna Lumley, who is fronting a campaign to get more women's loos at The Old Vic theatre, photographed earlier this year. Picture: Ian West/PA WireAs one report put it: “To pee or not to pee?”We’ve all (all women, that is) been there. The interval in a theatrical production − ignoring the increasing tendency to do away with them as some plays run straight through at 90 minutes − doesn’t offer much choice for women who need to go. They may have to forgo an ice-cream or a drink in order to queue for the “Ladies”.There are several theatres in … [Read more...] about More loos in theatres? Fingers (or maybe legs) crossed.
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0 Comments Derry Girls actress slams theatre critic for comments on her weight BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Derry Girls actress Nicola Coughlan has called out a theatre critic for referring to her weight in two separate reviews. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/news/derry-girls-actress-slams-theatre-critic-for-comments-on-her-weight-37013509.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36507562.ece/54062/AUTOCROP/h342/Nicola_Coughlan-DerryGirls.jpg Email Derry Girls actress Nicola Coughlan has called out a theatre critic for referring to her weight in two separate reviews. Nicola (31), who is originally from Galway, plays Clare in the hit Channel 4 comedy which wrapped its first series in February. She is currently starring in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Donmar Warehouse and previously appeared on stage in Jess and Joe Forever at the Orange Tree Theatre. Both shows were reviewed by Philip Fisher for the British Theatre Guide, an independent … [Read more...] about Derry Girls actress slams theatre critic for comments on her weight
PUBLISHED: 15:57 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:12 20 April 2018 Sam Gelder The Kings Head Theatre is leaving the King's Head pub in Upper Street. Picture: Ewan Munro/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0 Archant Upper Street’s famous King’s Head Theatre pub could move into a “trendy neighbourhood bar” for more than 18 months until its new site is ready, a new report reveals. An artist's impression of the new development, showing the theatre space in the foreground on the south of Islington Square. Picture: Islington Square/Redwood Consulting A planning application that would allow the theatre to continue its programme of shows in the nearby John Salt has been recommended for approval by Islington officers and will be voted on next week by councillors. The King’s Head opened in 1970, becoming the first theatre pub in London since Shakespeare’s time, and helped to put Upper Street on the map. It launched the careers of Alan Rickman, Joanna Lumley and Hugh Grant … [Read more...] about King’s Head Theatre set to move to Upper Street bar for 18 months until new venue is ready
PUBLISHED: 15:57 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 06 April 2018 Andrew Clarke Rehearsals for the Ink Festival short play Open/Shut by Steve Waters with Ed Jones and Janine Leigh. Photo: Sophie le Roux Archant In less than five years the Ink Festival has established itself as a vital platform for new theatrical writing. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Julia Sowerbutts about how the festival has developed Rehearsals for the Ink Festival with Ed Jones and Janine Leigh in Spooks by Blake Morrison. Photo: Sophie le Roux The Ink Festival, East Anglia’s latest new writing festival, has gone from a wistful ‘what if?’ pipedream to a fully fledged, ambitious success story. Based at the Halesworth Cut, the Ink Festival has gathered together dozens of actors and writers, both experienced old hands and youthful first-timers, to stage a weekend of exciting, accessible, entertaining new theatre. Now in its fourth year, Julia Sowerbutts, the … [Read more...] about Theatre festival celebrating new talent opens in Halesworth this weekend
London’s travel infrastructure will have some way to go before we can all use magic carpets to get around, but the spectacular West End production of Aladdin is transporting enough. The lavish stage adaptation of the 1992 Disney film opened last year to great reviews, celebrating its great mix of mischievous humour and technical wizardry. Trevor Dion Nicholas was singled out for praise for his show-stealing role as the Genie, and luckily for audiences he’s still in the role over a year later. With not a Katie Price and Peter Andre duet in sight, audiences can enjoy classics like A Whole New World as well as new music written especially for the stage by the legendary Alan Menken. The show books up very quickly, so no matter how many times you rub the genie’s lamp getting your hands on tickets may be something of a waiting game. But it’s worth it - the show, which is performed at the epic Prince Edward Theatre, is a feast for the eyes with over 350 lavish … [Read more...] about Aladdin musical theatre tickets in London