Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel The Kite Runner has proved one of the runaway hit books of the 21st century, and has since featured everywhere from Hollywood films to exam syllabuses. This simple, at times limited production originated in Nottingham Playhouse, before transferring to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre in June.
Theatre News and Reviews
Review: THE KITE RUNNER at the Playhouse Theatre
By Justin Murray Thursday, June 22 2017, 10:14
Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT at Shakespeare’s Globe
By Phil Willmott Wednesday, June 21 2017, 09:18
It’s been a bit of roller-coaster ride at the Globe Theatre this year.
First the newly appointed Artistic Director, Emma Rice, stepped down; which may or may not have been because venue bosses objected to her introduction of amplified sound and stage lighting to a theatre that had only ever used natural light and sound as in Shakespeare’s day.
Review: GROOMED at The Soho Theatre
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 19 2017, 12:13
The much loved and respected theatre director, Patrick Sandford turns writer and performer for a gentle hour of confessional drama in which he recounts the sexual abuse he endured as a child and how it has influenced his life since.
He’s joined on stage by a saxophonist who punctuates the action with sharp bursts of music. Otherwise the set is bare except for a few simple props which help tell the story, notably a child’s chair and a toy theatre.
A U.S. President is Heading to the West End
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 19 2017, 11:06
Advanced news of a hit play that’s heading to London and sure to be a hit has been released.
Producer Bill Kenwright is presenting TV star Martin Shaw In the UK première of THE BEST MAN, an award winning political thriller about presidential ambition, political scandal and ruthlessness in a race to get elected.
The War on Ticket Touts and all the Latest News from the Producers of HAMILTON
By Phil Willmott Monday, June 19 2017, 09:14
Tickets for the smash hit musical Hamilton with book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton, have sold out where ever the show is playing. Great news for investors but it’s a headache for the public as a black market in overpriced or even phony tickets has evolved.
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