Tag Archives: Michael Attenborough

Jonathan Pryce to play ‘King Lear’ at the Almeida

By Ray Bennett Great news from London’s Almeida Theatre: Jonathan Pryce will perform “King Lear” there in a production directed by Michael Attenborough that will run Aug. 31 to Nov. 3. Also next year, the Almeida will have Federico Garcia … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: David Eldridge’s ‘The Knot of the Heart’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – An engrossing story of middle-class drug addiction with a committed performance by Lisa Dillon, David Eldridge’s new play The Knot of the Heart suffers from being too middle class for its own good. Dillon plays … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Ruth Wilson in ‘Through a Glass Darkly’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A sense of claustrophobia permeates the films of Ingmar Bergman and it’s especially strong in his 1961 Oscar-winner “Through a Glass Darkly” so high marks are due to Michael Attenborough who matches that in his … Continue reading

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West End theatre thrives on excellence and originality

By Ray Bennett LONDON – If all the world’s a stage, then it never has been more true than in the British capital right now. The nation’s economy is in dire straits, but that hasn’t stopped theatergoers from flocking to … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: John Barry and Don Black’s ‘Brighton Rock’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Composer John Barry and lyricist Don Black have laboured long and hard to make a musical out of Graham Greene’s 1938 crime novel “Brighton Rock,” but the challenge has turned out to be beyond them. … Continue reading

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