WHERE?: Bridge Theatre RUNTIME: 75 minutes (no interval)
WHEN?: 12/9 (matinee) runs to 22/9, season runs to 31/10/10
We’re inside a theatre and watching a production for the first time in 182 days and, although we’re wearing a mask, it’s exhilarating to be enjoying such a shared experience again albeit socially distanced in an audience of 250 where there would normally have been 900.
Read on for reasons including why a COVID-19 consolation is that we have two new Talking Heads and this season
This monologue was written for Scott by author Stephen Beresford and marks a return to working with director Matthew Warchus for the first time we think since the trio combined to devastating effect on quite possibly our favourite ever film, 2014’s comedy and emotional masterpiece Pride (watch clip below)
Read on for reasons including gems friend Dermot O’Leary teased out of Scott in the Q&A
WHERE? Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) RUNTIME: 65 minutes (no interval)
WHEN? 14/2 (matinee), runs to 21/3/20
Author E V Crowe is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme ‘super group’ and here tells the story of working mother Viv who loses a shoe on her way to work as an estate agent as her life begins to unravel.
Read on for reasons including how The IT Crowd‘s Parkinson needs to be at her most engaging here
WHERE? Piccadilly Theatre RUNTIME: 135 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 17/2, press night 1/3 booking to 2/1/21
Perhaps the biggest surprises here are that it’s taken quite so long for the 1990 film romcom to reach the stage and that its music and lyrics would be co-written by middle-of-the-road rocker Bryan Adams.
Read on for reasons why Mac and Atkinson make an unlikely but endearing couple