English 333: Theatre in England

* = Seen (or attended) by some but not everyone in the group.

Tuesday, December 28

*3:00 p.m

Alan Ayckbourn, Comic Potential (1998). Dir. Alan Ayckbourn. With Janie Dee (Jacie Triplethree), Matthew Cottle (Adam Trainsmith), James Hornsby (Doctor), Helen Pearson (Mother), Bill Champion (Young Man), Eleanor Tremain (Prim Spring), David Soul (Chandler Tate), Becky Hindley (Trudi Floote), Jacqueline King (Carla Pepperbloom).

Lyric Theatre

Wednesday, December 29

*11:00 a.m. The Nativity (1985). Tony Harrison's adaptation of the medieval mystery plays. Dir. Bill Bryden. With Peter Armitage (Abraham/Wise Man), Stephen Bent (Herod's Son), David Bradley (God), Cathryn Bradshaw (Mary), David Busby (Angel), Paul Copley (Joseph), Joe Duttine (Abel), William Gaunt (Herod), Sue Johnston (Mrs. Noah), Trevor H. Laird (Wise Man), William MacBain (Wise Man), John Normington (Noah), Robert Oates (Cain), Joanna Page (Eve), Trevor Ray (Shepherd), Ian Robert-son (Adam/Isaac/Shepherd), Jack Shepherd (Lucifer), John Tams (Shepherd), Howard Ward (Mak), Don Warrington (Angel Gabriel).
Cottesloe Theatre
2:15 p.m.

Nick Stafford, Battle Royal (1999). Dir. Howard Davies. With Zoë Wanamaker (Princess Caroline), Simon Russell Beale (George, Prince of Wales), Suzanne Burden (Maria Fitzherbert), Brendan Coyle (Colonel McMahon), Patrick Godfrey (Lord Liverpool), Gemma Jones (Lady Jersey), Matthew MacFadyen (Mr. Brougham), Iain Mitchell (Gifford), Michael Mueller (Prince William), Hugh Ross (Lord Malmesbury), Jay Simpson (Billy Austen).

Lyttelton Theatre
7:45 p.m. J. B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls (1945). Dir. Stephen Daldry. With Paul Whitchurch (Inspector Goole), Marjorie Yates (Sybil Birling), William Gaunt (Arthur Birling), Laurence Kennedy (Gerald Croft), Sara Griffiths (Sheila Birling), Tim Steed (Eric Birling), Diana Payne Myers (Edna).
Garrick Theatre

Thursday, December 30

2:00 p.m. Ben Jonson. Volpone, or The Fox (1605). Dir. Lindsay Posner. With Malcolm Storry (Volpone), Guy Henry (Mosca), John Rogan (Corbaccio), Mark Bonnar (Peregrine), David Collings (Sir Politic Would-Be), Susannah Elliott-Knight (Lady Would-Be), Richard Cordery (Corvino), Christopher Good (Voltore), David Oyelowo (Bonario), Claire Price (Celia), Nick Cavaliere (Nano), Nicholas Tigg (Androgyne), Colin Mace (Castrone).
The Pit
7:15 p.m.

William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595). Dir. Michael Boyd. With Nicholas Jones (Theseus/Oberon), Josette Simon (Hippolyta/ Titania), Catherine Kanter (Hermia), Hermione Gulliford (Helena), Aidan McArdle (Puck), Fergus O'Donnell (Lysander), Henry Ian Cusick (Demetrius), Peter Kelly (Peter Quince), Daniel Ryan (Bottom), Orlando Wells (Francis Flute), Rod Arthur (Tom Snout), Andrew Dennis (Snug), David Hobbs (Robin Starveling), Sirine Saba (Peaseblossom), Kemi Baruwa (Cobweb), Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Moth), Mary Duddy (Mustardseed), Ben Elliot & Farimang Singhateh (Fairies).

Barbican Theatre
New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31

[All theatres are dark on this day. This would be a good day to visit the National Gallery or the Tate. The main exhibits at both galleries are vast and wonderful. You certainly want to visit them while you are here. The special exhibit at the National Gallery is on the art of Renaissance Florence; at the Tate it is the art of Bloomsbury: Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant.]

Saturday, January 1, 2000
*12:00-2:00 Lord Mayor's New Year's Day Parade. Hundreds of entries with a cast of thousands. The parade includes numerous bands and hundreds of cheerleaders adept at aerial acrobatics from high schools throughout North America, Japan , and Australia , along with the Universal Cheerleaders Association of Great Britain, antique cyclists, steam engines, traction engines, gigantic animated balloons, clowns, and floats from every organization conceivable.
7:45 p.m Spend, Spend, Spend . Dir. Jeremy Sames. Based on a book by Vic Nicholson and Stephen Smith. Book and lyrics by Steve Brown and Justin Greene. Music by Steve Brown. Choreography by Craig Revel Horwood. With Barbara Dickson (Viv), Steven Houghton (Keith), Rachel Leskovac (Young Viv), Jeff Shankley (George).
Piccadilly Theatre

Sunday, January 2

*11:15 a.m. Services at St. Margaret's Church of Westminster Abbey. [St. Margaret's choir singing Tomás Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611) Missa O magnum mysterium .]
*3:00 p.m.

Evensong. Westminster Abbey. Choir of St. Margaret's Church. [Music of Benjamin Britten and Samuel Sebastian Wesley.]

5:00 p.m. Yazmina Reza, Art (1994), trans. Christopher Hampton. Dir. Matthew Warchus. With Art Malik, Frank Skinner, and Nicholas Woodeson. 85 minutes.
Wyndhams Theatre

Monday, January 3

7:30 p.m.

Alan Bennett, The Lady in the Van (1999). Dir. Nicholas Hytner. World Premiere. With Maggie Smith (Miss Shepherd), Nicholas Farrell (Alan Bennett), Kevin McNally (Alan Bennett), Michael Culkin (Rufus), Geraldine Fitzgerald (Pauline), Ben Aris (Doctor & Lee Fairchild), Lorraine Brunning (Social Worker), Michael Poole (Underwood), Elizabeth Bradley (Mam), Jennifer Farnon (Interviewer), William Kettle (Lout & Ambulance Driver), Stephen Rashbrook (Miss Shepherd's Doctor).
Queens Theatre

Tuesday, January 4

2:00 p.m. Honk! The Ugly Duckling: A Musical Comedy (1999). Dir. Julia McKenzie. Book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe. Music by George Stiles (1993). Choreography by Aletta Collins. Based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Olivier Theatre
5:30 p.m. Tour of the National Theatre.
*7:30 p.m. Patrick Marber, Closer (1997). Dir. Paddy Cunneen. With Amanda Ryan ( Alice ), Barnaby Kay (Dan), Darrell D'Silva (Larry), Lizzy McInnerny (Anna).
Lyttelton Theatre
*8:00 p.m.

De La Guarda (aerial acrobatic performance theatre from Argentina ). Created by Pichon Baldinu and Diqui James. Composer Gabriel Kerpel. With Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, David Binder, Daryl Roth, Michael fuchs and supporting cast of 23. [Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothing; the acrobatics are hydrolic powered.]

The Roundhouse Theatre

Wednesday, January 5

1:45 p.m. William Shakespeare. Othello (1604). Dir. Michael Attenborough. With Ray Fearon (Othello), Zoe Waites (Desdemonia), Richard McCabe (Iago), Henry Ian Cusick (Cassio), Aidan McArdle (Roderigo), Rachel Joyce (Emilia), Catherine Kanter (Bianca), Peter Reeves (Lodovico), Richard Cordery (Brabantio), Colin Mace (Montano).
Barbican Theatre
7:15 p.m.

Aphra Behn. Oroonoko . Adapted by Biyi Bandele (1999, from Behn's novel of 1695). Dir. Gregory Doran. With Rod Arthur (Captain Stanmore), David Collings (Byam), Michael Fenner (Trefry), Geff Francis (Orombo), Nadine Marshall (Imoinda), Jo Martin (Lady Onola), Nicholas Monu (Oroonoko), David Oyelowo (Aboan), Ewart James Waters (Akogun/Kabiyesi).

The Pit Theatre

Thursday, January 6

*1:30 p.m. Carlo Goldoni, The Servant of Two Masters (1743). Dir. Tim Supple. With Nikki Amuka-Bird (Clarice), Ariyon Bakare (Florindo), Geoffrey Beevers (Doctor Lombardi), Paul Bentall (Pantalone), Michelle Butterly (Smeraldina), Claire Cox (Beatrice), Orlando Searle (Silvio), Jason Watkins (Truffaldino).
The Other Place
*1:30 p.m. William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1606). Dir. Gregory Doran. With Anthony Sher (Macbeth), Harriet Walter (Lady Macbeth), Joseph O'Conor (Duncan), John Dougall (Malcolm), Robert Whitelock (Donalbain), Ken Bones (Banquo), Jonathan Gumbley (Fleance), Nigel Cooke (MacDuff), Diane Beck (Lady MacDuff), Graeme Flynn (Young MacDuff), Diane Beck, Noma Dumezweni, and Polly Kemp (the Wierd Sisters).
Swan Theatre
7:45 p.m.

William Shakespeare, King Lear (1605). Dir. Yukio Ninagawa. With William Armstrong (Edmund), Christopher Benjamin (Kent), John Carlisle (Gloucester), Anna Chancellor (Regan), Simon Chandler (Albany), Nigel Hawthorne (Lear), Michael Maloney (Edgar), Nicholas McGaughey (Cornwall), Hiroyuki Sanada (Fool), Nicolas Tennant (Oswald), Sian Thomas (Goneril), Robin Weaver (Cordelia).

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Friday, January 7

4:45 p.m. Through the Stage Door . Dir. Andrea Brooks. "Live the magic of the oldest playhouse in the world"; with Nell Gwynn, David Garrick, Mrs. Siddons, Edmund Kean, and Ellen Terry.
Drury Lane Theatre Royal
6:15 p.m. Dinner at St. Tropez.
8:00 p.m. Noel Coward. Song at Twilight (1966). Dir. Sheridan Morley. With Vanessa Redgrave (Carlotta Gray), Kika Markham (Hilde Latymer), Corin Redgrave (Hugo Latymer), and Mathew Bose (Felix).

Gielgud Theatre

Saturday, January 8

*1:00 p.m.

Aeschylus (485 B.C.), Oresteia I: The Home Guard . Adapted by Ted Hughes. Dir. Katie Mitchell. With Lilo Bauer (Casandra), Robert Bowman (Herald), Michael Gould (Agamemnon), Sebastian Harcombe (Aegisthus), Anastasia Hille (Clytemnestra), Paul Hilton (Watchman), Melissa Holding, Wendy Kweh, Ineke Lievens, Joy Richardson, Asta Sighvats (Iphigenia), Joe Townsend.

Cottesloe Theatre
*2:00 p.m. Disney's The Lion King . Dir. Julie Taynor. Book adapted by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi. Music by Lebo M, Elton John, and Ted Rice. Choreography by Garth Fagan. Masks and puppets by Julie Taymore and Michael Curry. With Josette Bushell-Mingo (Rafiki), Roger Wright (Simba), Cornell John (Mufasa), Rob Edwards (Scar), Martyn Ellis (Pumbaa), Simon Gregor (Timon), Gregory Gudgeon (Zazu), and Paulette Ivory (Nala), Paul J. Medford (Banzai), Stephanie Charles (Shenzi), Christopher Holt (Ed).
The Lyceum Theatre
*2:30 p.m. Michael Frayn. Copenhagen (1998). Dir Michael Blakemore. With David Baron, William Brand, and Corinna Marlowe.
The Duchess Theatre
7:30 p.m. Richard Greenberg, Three Days of Rain (1997). Dir. Robin Lefevre. Music by Phillip Dupuy. With Colin Firth (Walker/Ned), Elizabeth McGovern ( Nan Lina), and David Morrissey (Pip/Theo).
Donmar Warehouse
Sunday, January 9
*1:30 p.m. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Dir. Phil Willmott. Book by Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay, based on a story by Stephen Vincent Benet. Music by Gene De Paul. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. New songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirshhorn. Choreography by Jack Gunn. With Fiona Benjamin (Milly), Kieran Creggan (Adam), James Bowden (Benjamin), Andrew Lawden (Caleb), Samuel James (Daniel), Matthew Dennison (Ephraim), Daniel Redmond (Frank), Julian Essex-Spurrier (Gideon).
Battersea Arts Centre
*7:00 p.m. Cinderella (1999). Written and directed by Susie McKenna. With Helen Latham (Cinderella), Sharon D. Clarke (Fairy Godmother), Carol Harrison (the Wicked Countess), Richard Elis (Buttons), Clive Rowe and Tony Whittle (Lucinda and Lavinia, the ugly stepsisters), Susie McKenna (Dandini), Norman Bowman (Prince Charming), Chorus, and the Bright Sparks Dancers.
Hachney Empire

Monday, January 10

*7:00 p.m. William Shakespeare. The Merchant of Venice (1596). Dir. Trevor Nunn. Music by Steven Edis. Choreography by Lynne Page. With David Bamber (Antonio), Peter de Jersey (Salerio), Mark Umbers (Solanio), Alexander Hanson (Bassanio), Daniel Evans (Lorenzo), Richard Henders (Gratiano), Derbhle Crotty (Portia), Alex Kelly (Nerissa), Henry Goodman (Shylock), Chu Omambala (Prince of Morocco), Andrew French (Launcelot Gobbo), Oscar James (Old Gobbo), Gabrielle Jourdan (Jessica), Raymond Coulthard (Prince of Arragon), Mark Springer (Leonardo), John Nolan (Tubal/Balthazar), David Burt (Duke of Venice), Michael Wildman (Stephano). Ceri Ann Gregory and Leigh McDonald (Portia's servants).
The Olivier Theatre
Tuesday, January 11
*2:45 p.m. Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap (1952). Dir. David Turner. With Sian Howard (Mollie Ralston), Michael Sherwin (Giles Ralston), Rod Hallett (Christopher Wren), Jennifer Wilson (Mrs. Boyle), Jon Cartwright (Major Metcalf), Valerie Weyland (Miss Casewell), John Fleming (Mr. Paravicini), Jonathan Markwood (Detective-Sergeant Trotter).
St. Martin's Theatre
*7:30 p.m. Mama Mia! . Dir Phyllida Lloyd. Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Book by Catherine Johnson. Choreography by Anthony van Laast. With Siobhan McCarthy, Lisa Stokke, Andrew Langtree, Paul Clarkson, Nicolas Colicos, Jenny Galloway, Hilton McRae, Louise Plowright, James Barron, Simon Bishop, Wendy Mae Brown, Karen Shenaz David, Lori Fox.
Prince Edward Theatre
Wednesday, January 12
*3:00 p.m. Donald Margulies, Collected Stories (1998). Dir. Howard Davies. With Helen Mirren and Anne-Marie Duff.
Haymarket Theatre
*3:30 p.m. Conor McPherson, The Weir (1997). Dir. Ian Rickson. With Miles Anderson (Finbar), Daniel Flynn (Brendan), Ruth Gemmel (Valerie), Karl Johnson (Jack), Anthony O'Donnell (Jim).
Duke of York
*7:30 p.m. George Bernard Shaw, Widowers' Houses (1887). Dir. Fiona Shaw. Music by Gary Yershon. With Emma Bernbach (Blanche Sartorius), Mark Bousie (Waiter), Pip Donaghy (Sartorius), Wale Ojo (William de Burgh Cokane), Gary Sefton (Lickcheese), Jonathan Slinger (Dr. Harry Trench), Lorraine Stanley (The Parlourmaid).
Cottesloe Theatre

Seminar Participants:

Susie Babcock
Jessica Beyer
Kristie Blunt
Marika Bergenstock
Jason Castro
Scott Douglas Challener
Liz Conway
Anthony DiMattia
Miriam Haile
Steven Harrison
Kavita Kadiwar
TaUllana Keaton-Woods
Melissa Lucose
Bella Muccari
Julie Platt
Jonathan Sommer
Breeann Songer
Beth Whelan
Joanna Grant
Dana Symons
Sarah Collins
Russell and Ruth Peck