English 333: Theatre in England

[Asterisk (*) means that the play was seen by some (at least 2), but not all. No asterisk means that the play was seen by the whole group of 25.]

Saturday, December 28

*2:30 p.m

Christopher Hampton, Talking Cure (2002). Dir. Howard Davies. Set design by Tim Hatley. Lighting by Peter Mumford. Music by Dominic Muldowney. With Ralph Fiennes, James Hazeldine, Jodhi May. (7)

Apollo Theatre
*2:30 p.m. John Fletcher. The Island Princess (1619-22). Dir. Gregory Doran. Designed by Niki Turner. Lighting by Wayne Doweswell. With Sasha Behar (Quisara), Claire Benedict (Quisana), Paul Bhattacharjee (The Governor), Antony Byrne (Piniero), Billy Carter (Soza), Shelley Conn (Panura), Joe Dixon (King of Tidore), Jamie Glover (Amusia), Avin Shah (King of Siana). (6)
Gielgud Theatre
7:30 p.m. Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Lowe. My Fair Lady (1956), dir. Trevor Nunn. Adapted from Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and Gabriel Pascall's motion picture. Choreographer Matthew Bourne. With Joanna Riding (Eliza Doolittle), Alex Jennings (Professor Henry Higgins), Malcolm Sinclair (Colonel Pickering), Peter Prentice (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Dilys Laye (Mrs. Pearce), Dennis Waterman (Alfred P. Doolittle), Caroline Blakison (Mrs. Higgins).
Drury Lane Theatre
*11:00 p.m. C'est Vauxhall! (2002). Dir. Mark Whitelaw. Presented by Duckie. With Marisa Carnesky, Chris Green, Ursula Martinez, and Miss High Leg Kick. (3)
Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Sunday, December 29

4:00 p.m. Michael Weller. What the Night is For (2002). Dir. John Chaird. Design by Tim Haley. With Gillian Anderson (Melinda Metz) and Roger Allam (Adam Penzius, her married ex-lover). [Gillian Anderson is best known as Special Agent Scull in X-Files .]
Comedy Theatre
*8:00 p.m. Anne Fleming. Byron In Love (2002). Dir. Val Doulton. Presented byThe Live Literature Company. With Gerard Logan (Byron) and Katy Odey (the women he loved). (4)
The King's Head Theatre

Monday, December 30

2:30 p.m.

Peter Pan (2002). Dir. Ian Talbot. A new musical based on J. M. Barrie. Music by George Stiles. Lyrics by Anthony Drewe. Book by Willis Hall. Design by Will Bowen. Costumes by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Music performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. With Susannah York (Narrator), Richard Wilson (Captain Hook/Mr. Darling), James Gillan (Peter Pan), Davis Bamber (Smee), Claire Moore (Mrs. Darling), Lotte Mayor (Wendy), Tom Andrews (John), Ashley Horne (Michael), Philip Browne (Mullins), Ian Caddick (Bill Jukes), Sophie Caton (Lisa), Stephen McCarthy (Gentleman Starkey), John Conroy (Noodles), Paul Hawkyard (Cecco), Andrew Hutchings (Skylights), Jordan Metcalfe (Nibs), Angus McMillan (1st Twin), Kai Pearce (2nd Twin), Terel Nugent (Curly), Greg Pechery (Male Swing), Philip Scutt (Slightly), Sinta Soekadar (Tiger Lily), Christopher Stewart (Tootles), Neal Wright (Cookson).

Royal Festival Hall
*7:30 p.m. John Marston. The Malcontent (1604). Dir. Dominic Cooke. Design by Rogert Innes Hopkins. Lighting by Wayne Doweswell. With Antony Sher (Giovanni Altofronto [Malvole]), Sasha Behar (Bianca), Claire Benedict (Marquarelle), Paul Bhattacharjee (Celso), Joe Dixon (Mendoza), Amanda Drew (Aurelia), Geoffrey Freshwater (Bilioso), Colin McCormack (Pietro Iacomo), Michael Matus (Ferrardo). (4)
Gielgud Theatre
*8:00 p.m.

Yasima Reza. Art (1994), trans. Christopher Hampton. Dir. Matthew Warchus. Produced by David Pugh and Sean Connery. With Steve Pemberton (Marc), Mark Gatiis (Serge), and Reese Shearsmith (Yvan). 85 minutes. (21)

Whitehall Theatre
Tuesday, December 31
2:00 p.m. Anything Goes (1934). Dir. Trevor Nunn. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton. New book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Design by John Gunter. Lighting by David Hersey. Choreography by Stephen Mear. Costumes by Anthony Powell. With Sally Ann Triplett (Anne Sweeney), John Barrowman, Denis Quilley, Christopher Bennett, Daniel Crossley, Jane Fowler, Jason Gardiner, Charlotte Gorton, Richard Henders, Akiya Henry, Duncan Macvicar, Annette McLaughlin, Samantha Modeste, Tam Mutu, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Corey Skaggs, Nicola Sloane, Rachel Stanley, Mary Stockley.
Olivier Theatre
7:45 p.m. George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession (1893). Dir. Peter Hall. With Brenda Blethyn, Richard Johnson, Peter Blythe, Lawrence Fox, Rebecca Hall, James Saxon.
Strand Theatre
Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Lord Mayor's New Year's Day Parade. Over a hundred entries with a cast of thousands, US All-Star Bands, cheerleaders from highschools in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio, Tokyo, the Universal Cheerleaders Association, cyclists on antique bicyles, steam engines, traction engines, floats, gigantic cartoon balloons, etc.

*3:00 p.m. Sean Foley and Hamish McColl. The Play What I Wrote (2001). A Tribute to Morecombe and Wise. Dir. Kenneth Branagh. With Sean Foley, Hamish McColl, Toby Jones. (1)
Wyndham's Theatre
7:30 p.m Marie Jones. Stones in his Pockets (2000). Dir. Ian McElhinney. With Rupert Degas (Charlie Conlon) and Brian Doherty (Jake Quinn).
Duke of York's Theatre

Thursday, January 2

2:30 p.m.

W. S. Gilbert, Engaged (1877). Dir. Tim Carroll. Design by Sam Dowson. With Robert Benfield, Andrew bone, Paul Chahidi, John Paul Connolly, Sam Dowson, Vivien Heilbron, Caitlin Mottram, Claire Redcliffe, Octavia Walters.

The Orange Tree Theatre (Richmond)
7:30 p.m. Anthony Neilson. The Lying Kind (2002). Dir. Anthony Neilson. Designer Bob Bailey. Lighting Chahine Yavroyan. With Sheila Burrell, Darrell D'Silva, Thomas Fisher, Patrick Godfrey, Alison Newman, Matthew Pidgeon, Kellie Shirley.
Royal Court Theatre Downstairs

Friday, January 3

2:30 p.m. Philip Massinger, The Roman Actor (1626). Dir Sean Holmes. Design by Anthony Lamble. With Antony Sher (Domitianus Caesar), David Acton (Philargus), Antony Byrn (Parthenius), Wayne Cater (Aesopus), Joe Dixon (Paris, the Roman Actor), Sean Hannaway (Stephanus), Michael Matus (Latinus), Keith Osborn (Lamia), Joshua Richards (Junius Rusticus), Michael Thomas (Aretimus).
Gielgud Theatre

*7:30 p.m.

David Hare. Breath of Life (2002). Dir. Howard Davies. Design by William Dudley. With Dame Maggie Smith (Madeleine Palmer) and Dame Judi Dench (Angela Beale). (14)
Haymarket Theatre
*8:00 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) . Reduced Shakespeare Company. (12)
Criterion Theatre

Saturday, January 4

2:15 p.m. April de Angelis. A Laughing Matter (2002). Dir. Max Stafford Clark. Desigh by Julian McGowan. With Stephen Beresford, Nigel Cooke, Monica Dolan, Fritha Goodey, Bella Merlin, Ian Redford, Owen Sharpe, Matthew Sim, Christopher Staines, Jason Watkins, Jane Wood.
Lyttelton Theatre
7:30 p.m.

Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer (1773). Dir. Max Stafford Clark. Design by Julian McGowan. With Stephen Beresford, Nigel Cooke, Monica Dolan, Fritha Goodey, Bella Merlin, Ian Redford, Owen Sharpe, Matthew Sim, Christopher Staines, Jason Watkins, Jane Wood.

Lyttelton Theatre

Sunday, January 5

*11:15 a.m. Tomas Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611), Missa O magnum mysterium . Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608), Wie schön leuchtet. Dietrich Buxtehude (c. 1637-1707), Praeludium in G minor . (16)
Westminster Abbey
*3:00 p.m.

Bombay Dreams . Dir. Steven Pimlott. Music A. R. Rahman. Lyrics Don Black. Book by Meera Syak. Conceived by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Shekhar Kapur. With Ayesha Dharker (Rani), Preeya Kalidas (Priya), Raza Jaffrey (Akaash), Dalip Tahil (Madan), Ramon Tikaram (Vikram), Raad Rawi (JK), Raj Ghatak (Sweetie), Shelly King (Kitty).

Apollo Victoria Theatre
*3:00 p.m. Disney's The Lion King (1997). Dir. Julie Taymor. 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 Taymor and Michael Curry. With Sharon D'Clarke (Rafiki), Roger Wright (Simba), Cornell John (Mufasa), Rob Edwards (Scar), Martyn Ellis (Pumbaa), Simon Gregor (Timon), Gregory Gudgeon (Zazu), and Javine Hylton (Nala), Paul J. Medford (Banzai), Stephanie Charles (Shenzi), Christopher Holt (Ed). Sunday Jan. 5 at 3:00 p.m.?
Lyceum Theatre
*4:00 p.m.

Reduced Shakespeare Company's Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) . Produced and performed by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield, Reed Martin. [37 plays in 97 minutes] Also Wed-Sat. at 8:00 p.m. Thurs mat. 3:00. Sat. mat. at 5:00. (12)

Criterion Theatre
*5:00 p.m. Peter Ilich Tschaikovsky. The Nutcracker (1885). Dir. and choreography by Matthew Bourne (2002). Design by Anthony Ward. Original scenario by Matthew Bourne and Martin Dundes. Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. A New Adventure Production. (3)
Sadler's Wells

Monday, January 6

2:00 p.m.

Sleeping Beauty . Dir. Rufus Morris. Design Katrina Lindsay. Lighting Tim Mitchell, Sound Paul Arditti. With Danielle King (Beauty), James Love (Prince), Daniel Cerqueira (The Ogress), Christopher Brand (The Ogre), Paul Ewing, Hazel Holder, Kelena Lymbery, Katie Quentin, Duncan Wisbey, Miltos Yerolemore.

Young Vic Theatre
7:30 p.m.

Gerard Presgurvic. Romeo and Juliet (2000). Dir. David Freeman. Music by Gerard Presgurvic. English lyrics by Don Black and David Freeman. With Norma Want (Juliet), Andrew Bevis (Romeo), Jane McDonald (Nurse), Sevan Stephen (Friar Laurence), David Bardsley (Capulet), Michelle Hooper (Lady Capulet), Michal Cormick (Prince), James Graeme (Montague), Louise Davidson (Lady Montague), Rachid Sabitri (Mercutio), Matthew Dempsey (Benvolio), Alexis James (Tybalt), Tim Walton (Paris). [Premiered at the Palais de Congrès, Paris, January 2001. The CD sold over a million copies, with 20 top singles in the first year.]

Piccadilly Theatre

Tuesday, January 7

2:30 p.m. Phantom of the Opera (1986). Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Charlie Hart and Richard Stilgoe. Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Dir. Harold Prince. Based on the novel Le Fantome de l'Opera , by Gaston Leroux. [ Phantom opened on 6 October 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre London.]
Her Majesty's Theatre
7:30 p.m. William Shakespeare. Macbeth (1606). Dir. Edward Hall. With Sean Dean (Macbeth), Samantha Bond (Lady Macbeth), Julian Glover, Mark Bazeley, Barnaby Kay.
Albery Theatre

Wednesday, January 8

10:30 a.m. Tour of Warwick Castle in Warwickshire.
11:30 a.m.

William Shakespeare. Merry Wives of Windsor (1597). Dir. Rachel Kavanaugh. With Kate Best, Claire Carrie, Simon Coates, Richard Copestake, Richard Cordery, Lindsey Fawcett, Alison Fiske, Michael Gardiner, Greg Hicks, Chuk Iwuji, Kieron Jecchinis, Adam Kay, David Killick, Tom Mannion, Ciaran McIntyre, Karl Morgan, James O'Donnell, Patrick Romer, Lucy Tregear, Hannah Young.

7:30 p.m.

William Shakespeare. Coriolanus (1607-8). Dir. David Farr. With Kate Best, Claire Carrie, Simon Coates, Richard Copestake, Richard Cordery, Lindsey Fawcett, Alison Fiske, Michael Gardiner, Greg Hicks, Chuk Iwuji, Kieron Jecchinis, Adam Kay, David Killick, Tom Mannion, Ciaran McIntyre, Karl Morgan, James O'Donnell, Patrick Romer, Lucy Tregear, Hannah Young.

Swan Theatre
Thursday, January 9
*2:30 p.m. Alan Ayckbourn. Roleplay (Damsels in Distress Trilogy) (2002). Dir. Alan Ayckbourn. Design by Roger Glossop. With Saskia Butler (Julia Ann Jobson), Bill Champion (Justin Lazenby), Alison Pargeter (Paige Petite), Tim Faraday (Mickey Rale), Robert Austin (Derek Jobson ), Beth Tuckey (Dee Jobson), Jacqueline King (Arabella Lazenby). (12)
Duchess Theatre
*3:00 p.m. Kenneth Lonergan. This is Our Youth (2000). Dir. Laurence Boswell. With Colin Hanks, Kierun Culkin, and Alison Lohman. (4)
Garrick Theatre
*7:45 p.m. Mnemonic . A Theatre de Complicité Production. Conceived and directed by Simon McBurney. Designed Michael Levine. (2)
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
*7:45 p.m. DeObia Oparei. Crazyblackmuthaf**kin' Self (2002). Dir. Rikki Beadle-Blair. With DeObia Oparei, Natalie Armin, Sophie Dix, Philip Grout, Paul Hickey, Paul Ready, Nitzan Sharron, Jo Stone-Fewings, and Clive Wedderburn. (20)
Royal Court Upstairs
Friday, January 10
5:50 p.m. Dinner at Mon Plaisir
7:30 p.m. Noel Coward. The Vortex (1924). Dir. Michael Grandage. Art deco design by Christopher Oram. With Francesca Annis (Florence Lancaster), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Nicky, her son), Indira Varma (Bunty Mainwaring, his fiancee), Deborah Findlay (Helen Saville), Bette Bourne (Clare Hibbert), Michael Hadley, Toni Kanai, Nina Sosanya, Mark Umbers, Daniel Weyman.
Donmar Warehouse

Saturday, January 11

*11:30 a.m. Alan Ayckbourn. Flatspin (Damsels in Distress Trilogy) (2002). Dir. Alan Ayckbourn. Design: Roger Glossop. With Beth Tuckey (Annette Sefton-Wilcoz), Alison Pargeter (Rosie Seymore), Bill Champion (Sam Berryman), Jacqueline King (Edna Stricken), Robert Austin (Maurice Whickett), Saskia Butler (Tracy Taylor), Tim Faraday (Tommy Angel).
Duchess Theatre
*2:30 p.m. Ben Jonson, John Marston, and George Chapman. Eastward Ho (1605). Dir. Lucy Pitman-Wallace. Design by Robert Jones. Lighting by Wayne Doweswell. With David Acton (Seagull), Paul Bentall (Security), Amanda Drew (Gertrude), Sasha Behar (Sindefy), Claire Benedict (Mistress Touchstone), Vincent Brimble (Scapethrift), Billy Carter (Quicksilver), Wayne Cater (Drawer), Shelley Conn (Mildred), Geoffrey Freshwater (Touchstone), Sean Hannaway (Constable), Sian Howard (Winifred), Michael Matus (Sir Petronel Flash), Colin McCormack (Bramble), Avin Shah (Slitgut), James Tucker (Golding).
Gielgud Theatre
*3:30 p.m. Alan Ayckbourn. Gameplan (Damsels in Distress Trilogy) (2002). Dir. Alan Ayckbourn. Design by Roger Glossop. With Jacqueline King (Lynette Saxon), Saskia Butler (Sorrel Saxon), Alison Pargeter (Kelly Butcher), Robert Austin (Leo Tyler), Tim Faraday (Dan Endicott), Beth Tuckey (Grace Page), Bill Champion (Troy Stephens). (12)
Duchess Theatre
*7:30 p.m. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang . Music and lyrics by Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman. Adapted by Jeremy Sams from the film hit by Ian Fleming. Dir. Adrian Noble. Setting by Anthony Ward. Cast: (Jeremy and Jemima, alternating actors), Emma Williams (Truly Scrumptious), Michael Ball (Caracticus Potts), Anton Rodgers (Grandpa Potts), Brian Blessed (The Baron Bomburst of Vulgaria), Nichola McAuliffe (The Baroness), Richard O'Brien (Child Catcher), and Edward Petherbridge (the Toymaker/Coggins). (20)
London Palladium
*7:30 p.m. William Shakespeare, Edward III (1595). Dir. Anthony Clark. Design by Patrick Connellan. Lighting by Wayne Doweswell. With David Acton (Earl of Salisbury), Paul Bentall (John Copland), Paul Bhattacharjee (Duke of Lorraine), Vincent Brimble (Derby), Antony Byrne (King David), Wayne Cater (Lodowick), Jamie Glover (Edward, Prince of Wales), Sean Hannaway (Artois), Colin McCormack (Lord Audley), Keith Osborn (Mariner), Joshua Richards (Earl of Warwick), David Rintoul (King Edward III), Avin Shah (Prince Philip), Michael Thomas (King John), James Tucker (Prince Charles), Caroline Faber (Countess of Salisbury), Sian Howard (Queen Phillipa). (4)
Gielgud Theatre
*7:30 p.m. Franz Xaver Kroetz. Through the Leaves [Wer durchs Laub geht] (1976; 1970-81). Trans. Anthony Vivis (1985). Dir. Daniel Kramer. Design Soutra Gilmour. With Simon Callow (Otto) and Ann Mitchell (Martha). (1)
Southwark Playhouse
Sunday, January 12
*3:00 p.m. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women . Adapted by Emma Reeves. Dir. Andrew Loudon. With Lizzie Conrad, Sarah Edwardson, Diana Eskill, Sarah Grochala, Paul Hampton, Nikki Leigh Scott, Ann Micklethwaite. [Combines plots of Little Women (1868) and Good Wives (1869).] (2)
Lilian Bayles Theatre as Sadler's Wells
Other possibilities worth considering:

W. Somerset Maugham. Home and Beauty (1919). Dir. Chris Luscombe. With Jamie Theakston, Victoria Hamilton, Alexander Armstrong, Jane How, Charles Kay, Cameron Blakesly, Janet Henrey, Jeanne Hepple, Cate Debenham-Taylor, Marianne Morley, Lisa Roberts, Matthew Duquenoy. Mon-Sat. at 8:00 p.m. Wed. mat at 3:00 (Jan. 1?)

Lryic Theatre

Gilbert and Sullivan. H. M. S. Pinafore . D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Dir. Martin Duncan. Choreography by Lindsay Dolan. With Sam Kelly (Sir Joseph Porter), Tom McVeigh (Captain Corcoran), Joseph Shovelton (Ralph Ruckstraw), Gareth Jones (Dick Deadeye), Della Jones (Buttercup), Sohie Louise Dann (Hebe), Alison Rae Jones and Samantha Hay (sharing role of Josephine). Tues.-Sat. at 7:30; Wed, Thurs. and Sat. mat. at 3:30.

Savoy Theatre

Anthony Shaffer Sleuth (1970). Dir.Jeremy Cooper. With Richard Duncombe (Andrew Wyke), Dave Pibworth (Milo Tindle), Philop Ruchton (Inspector Doppler), Howard Mayufield (Detective Sergeant Tarrant), Roger McNulty (Police Constable Higgs). [Anthony is Peter Shaffer's brother of Equus and Amadeus fame). Mon-Sat. at 8:00. Thurs. mat. at 3:00. Sat. mat. at 4:00.

Apollo Theatre

Mike Leigh. Abigail's Party (2001). Dir David Grindley. With Elizabeth Barrington, Rosie Cavaliero, Wendy Nottingham, Steffan Rhodri, Jeremy Swift.

New Ambassador Theare

Susan Stroman and James Weidman. Contact (2000), Dir. and Choreographed by Susan Stroman. In 3 acts: 1) Swinging; 2) Do you Move; 3) Contact. With Leigh Zimmerman (Girl in the Yellow Dress), Michael Praed (Michael Wiley), Sarah Wilder, Craig Urbani, Spencer Soloman, Helen Anker, Gavin Lee, Chris Jarvis, Matthew Flint, Roberto Guiffrida, Thom Graham, Dean Street, Michael Denman, Lucy Banfield, Haly Newton, Lucy Casson, Leigh Daniels, Chris Bailey, Nathan Clarke, Candace Evans, Pip Jordan, Edward Marsdon, Gabrielle Noble, Lucy Potter, Scott Wyer.

Queens Theatre

August Wilson. King Hedley II (1999). Dir. Paulette Randall. Designed by Kiki Turner. Birmingham Repertory Theatre. With Nicholas Monu (King Hedley) and Eddie Nestor (Mister).

Tricycle Theatre

Seminar Participants:

Rebecca Alexander
Kathy Aligene
Roslyn Chang
Angela Cucci
Narender Dargani
Eileen Doherty
Derick Eng
Andrea Ferrara
Tara Gansheimer
Elizabeth Giambra
Kelly Gresham
Teresa Lopez
Erin Miga
Paul Nellis
Stephen O'Donohue
Maximilian Popp
Benjamin Schudel
Andrea Shaye
Aadika Singh
Erez Solomon
Jessica Szymaniak
Jennifer Ailles
Fred Bush
Russell and Ruth Peck