With February nearly here, there’s so much going on in theatre land. Familiar faces are appearing in the West End and on Broadway, and some unusual spaces are appearing ready for some memorable performances.
What lurks in the hold?
The lower hold of the Cutty Sark has been made into an amazing studio theatre. In the daytime it displays artefacts of the ships history but at night it is transformed into a unique arts space perfect for cabaret, comedy and small-scale theatre.
The theatre will be opening on the 29th January and the opening fortnight sees performances from some great comics like Alan Davies and Ross Noble. It’s bound to be a sought after location for theatregoers and performers alike.
Sex in a different City.
Sex in the City star Kristin Davis will be making her West End debut in March when she joins the cast of Trevor Nunn’s Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. She will be playing Beth and will join Natasha McElhone in the show, which is based on the 1987 film that originally starred Glenn Close and Michael Douglas.
Inishmaan on Broadway.
The Broadway transfer of the Michael Grandage Company Production of The Cripple of Inishmaan has been announced. The production, which stars Daniel Radcliffe and was originally performed at the Noel Coward Theatre, will be opening at the Cort Theatre on 20th April. The play got rave reviews in London so it’ll be interesting to see what Broadway makes of it.
Not too late to see Coriolanus.
The Donmar Warehouse’s sold out production of Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston, has been so popular it has had an extension of six performances. If you haven’t had a chance to see the play never fear, you may still have a chance. The National Theatre Live are showing it in cinemas from the 30th January and you can find out if there’s a cinema near you participating here.