Elliott & Harper Productions have announced their first West End show in the form of Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, a Simon Stephens play which will take up residency at the Wyndham’s from October. Rather excitingly, it stars Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham.
Testing my resolve to avoid the seats of the Trafalgar Studios, Joseph Millson, Freema Ayeman and Desmond Barrit are joining Stockard Channing in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia.
Game for some Christie? A new production of Witness for the Prosecution sees Lucy Bailey directing it in a courtroom setting inside County Hall on the South Bank.
And last up for today, Vicky Jones’ Touch has a cast that includes Amy Morgan, Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Matthew Aubrey, Edward Bluemel, James Clyde and James Marlowe.
WithHedda Gabler, the ever prolific Ivo van Hove is making his National Theatre debut, so you can forgive him returning to a production which he has launched twice before – with the exceptional Dutch actress Halina Reijn in Amsterdam and with Elizabeth Marvel in New York. This time however, he’s working with a new version of Ibsen’s play by Patrick Marber and has the equally extraordinary talents of Ruth Wilson leading his company. And as with his revelatory A View From The Bridge, this is a contemporary reworking of a classic that will frustrate some with its froideur but left me gasping at its gut-wrenching rawness.
Best actor: Harry McEntire, Billy Liar, Royal Exchange
Best actress: Clare Foster, Duet For One and Separation, Bolton Octagon
Best supporting actor: David Burrell, Journey’s End, Bolton Octagon
Best supporting actress: Gillian Bevan, Hamlet, Royal Exchange
Best actor in a visiting production : Sir Antony Sher, Henry IV, Royal Shakespeare Company at The Lowry
Best actress in a visiting production : Katherine Kingsley, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Manchester Opera House
Best production – Angel Meadow, Anu Productions for HOME (Manchester)
Best visiting production: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, National Theatre at The Lowry
The Brynteg Award for Best Musical: Jersey Boys, Palace Theatre
Best opera: Gotterdammerung, Opera North at The Lowry
The Robert Robson award for dance: Le Corsaire, English National Ballet at The Lowry
Best design: Romeo and Juliet, HOME (Manchester)
Best newcomer: Emily Barber, Billy Liar, Royal Exchange
Best new play: An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Best studio production: He Had Hairy Hands, The Lowry Studio
Best fringe production: Thick as Thieves
Best studio performance: Sinead Matthews, Pink, Royal Exchange Studio
Best fringe performance: Kaitlin Howard, The Alphabet Girl
Best ensemble: Angel Meadow, Anu Productions for HOME (Manchester)
Best special entertainment: Barry Humphries, Manchester Opera House
Youth Panel Award: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lowry Young Actors Company
Special achievement award: David Slack
The Stage Door Foundation award for excellence: Monkeywood Theatre