Tag Archives: The Old Vic

The Old Vic names full cast for ‘High Society’

By Ray Bennett The Old Vic has announced full casting for its production of Cole Porter’s “High Society” based on the film musical version of  “The Philadelphia Story”, which will open on May 14 following previews that begin on April … Continue reading

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Theatre news: Spacey as Darrow, Suchet as Lady Bracknell

By Ray Bennett Latest casting news in London’s West End includes Kevin Spacey’s return as Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic, Lara Pulver and Peter Davison with Imelda Staunton in the transfer of “Gypsy” and David Suchet as Lady Bracknell. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at the Old Vic through Nov. 30. By Ray Bennett LONDON – To cast a pair of old-timers – James Earl Jones, 82, and Vanessa Redgrave, 76 – as … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Terence Rattigan’s ‘Cause Celébre’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There have been two first-rate West End productions of lesser-known plays by the late British playwright Terence Rattigan, whose centenary is this year, but the Old Vic comes a cropper with the third, an unconvincing … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Thing’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing,” an incisive and funny but warm examination of love, possessiveness and infidelity, cleaned up at the Tony Awards on its two Broadway outings in 1984 and 2000, and the Old … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kevin Spacey in ‘Inherit the Wind’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Director Trevor Nunn brings vividly to life a famous courtroom clash between two idealistic heavyweights in the Old Vic production of “Inherit the Wind,” with unforgettable performances by Kevin Spacey and David Troughton as the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘The Winter’s Tale’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Simon Russell Beale leads a splendid British and American cast in William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” and Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” as the Bridge Project – which began at the Brooklyn Academy of Music … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ at The Old Vic

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kevin Spacey’s Old Vic is back on form with a sumptuous revival of what has become an Irish classic. Presented in the round beneath the branches of a vast dying tree, Brian Friel’s “Dancing at … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Richard Dreyfuss in ‘Complicit’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Government sanctioned torture and freedom of the press are topics of explosive dramatic potential but Joe Sutton’s new play “Complicit,” which has opened at the Old Vic, misses the opportunity. Richard Dreyfuss plays Benjamin Kritzer, … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Pygmalion’ at the Old Vic

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle were wrapped up in romance so convincingly in “My Fair Lady” that it’s bracing to rediscover that Bernard Shaw’s original play, “Pygmalion,” was so tart and biting. Directed by … Continue reading

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