THEATRE REVIEW: The 47th starring Bertie Carvel at the Old Vic

By Aline Mahrud

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHEN?: Saturday 2 April, opens 9 April, booking to Saturday 28 May 2022

RUNTIME: 157 minutes (including 15-minute interval)

‘Chameleon’ is the word best used to describe actor Bertie Carvel, the winner of 2 Oliviers and a Tony for roles including Rupert Murdoch in Ink.

  • Read on for reasons including how The 47th shares its Shakespearean style with King Charles III
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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for April 2022 starring The 47th

  1. Mike Bartlett’s The 47th at the Old Vic starring Bertie Carvel

Dr Foster author Bartlett’s COCK was our pick of last month and in April he has 2 new plays opening (see also Scandaltown further down this list). The 47th stars Carvel (pictured, Ink, the Almeida, West End and Broadway) as Donald Trump, the 47th US President, and runs at the Old Vic 29 March through 28 May 2022. Tickets Review

  • Read on for reasons including Nicola Walker, Jodie Comer and an Oklahoma revival
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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t/couldn’t wait for June (2020) starring Lady Gaga

  1. Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album

This blog was named in part after ‘Mother monster’ and album number six features single Stupid Love and Ariana Grande duet Rain On Me. Chromatica‘s release was postponed from April and is now due to be unleashed 29/5. Tickets for her Chromatica Ball at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London are still onsale for July although it looks likely to be postponed.

  • Read on for reasons including Will Ferrell Eurovision film, Bertie Carvel festival, Old Vic podcast and Lena Philipsson album

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Theatre actor of the year: 2017

It’s Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2017? Over the next few days we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 13 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2017.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Theatre actor of the year: 2017. 2016 winner: George Mackay (The Caretaker, Old Vic)

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INVESTIGATION: Should you join your favourite theatre as a member?

Would becoming a member of your favourite theatre make it easier for you to get the most in-demand tickets? We became a member of eight of our favourite venues and bought one group membership to see what the value for money is.

  • Read on to find out what membership of the Almeida, ATG, new Bridge Theatre, British Film Institute, Chichester Festival Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Old Vic and Young Vic gets you

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THEATRE REVIEW: Ink starring Bertie Carvel

WORTH A LOOK: *****

WHERE: Almeida Theatre

WHEN: 19/6, press night 27/6, runs to 5/8

Star Bertie Carvel’s father John worked on the Guardian for 36 years before retiring in 2009. UPDATE 17/7: INK transfers to the Duke Of York’s Theatre from 9/9. TICKETS

  • Read on for reasons including how this new play’s mistaken identity kidnapping is no fake news

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for June

  1. Emeli Sandé at Glastonbury

This year will be our fourth Glastonbury in a row and, although there’s far too much to be excited about to list here, we’d probably pick our first Emeli Sandé gig as the thing we’re most enthused by at the sold-out event which runs from 22/6 to 25/6. Katy Perry’s new album Witness is out 9/6 and Lorde’s Melodrama 16/6 and they both also feature.

  • Read on for reasons including Billie Holiday, Jade Anouka & Fisayo Akinade

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PREVIEW: 10 reasons to be excited about November

  1. Funny Girl previews starring Sheridan Smith

Arguably Britain’s favourite actress has sold out the entire run of this musical classic at the Menier Chocolate Factory. It’s Ms Smith’s first musical since her award-winning turn in the fantastic Legally Blonde and we’ll be reporting from the previews this month.

  • Carry on reading for reasons 2-10 including Suede’s new film, Doctor Foster‘s Bertie Carvel and Kim Cattrall’s Linda.

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