WHERE? Playhouse Theatre RUNTIME: 170 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 30/11, press night 6/12, runs to 29/2/20
‘This’ll work – I’ve seen it in a movie with Steve Martin.’ So says McAvoy to much audience laughter as Cyrano de Bergerac before impersonating friend Christian who is struggling to woo the challenging Roxane.
Read on for reasons including why this isn’t quite the crown on top of a remarkable year for director Jamie Lloyd
WHERE? Harold Pinter Theatre RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no interval)
WHEN? 8/3, opens 13/3, runs to 1/6/19 STOP PRESS: now extended to 8/6
A female voice sings a slowed-down and stripped back version of, we think, Depeche Mode’s Enjoy The Silence at several moments during this methodical revival and it’s the best in-joke of an understated evening.
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WHERE?: Harold Pinter Theatre RUN TIME: 120 minutes (including interval)
WHEN?: 1/2/19, press night 6/2/19, booking to 23/2/19
Danny Dyer might be familiar to you as father of Love Island‘s Dani, his Henry VIII connection, from EastEnders or because of a memorable ‘trotters up’ Brexit quote but you might not know he was twice directed by Harold Pinter, in 2000 and 2002.
Read on for reasons including why this is the most successful so far of the Pinter at the Pinter series
A modern love story by Matt Jones with music by Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke starring Billy Cullum and Tyrone Huntley (pictured left to right above) runs at the Lyric, Hammersmith, 18/1/19 through 16/2/19. Tickets
Read on for reasons including Benedict Cumberbatch in Brexit and Olivia Colman’s The Favourite
27/7 will mark the 50th anniversary of the repeal of the law against homosexuality and BBC4 has commissioned the filming of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss and featuring authors including Jackie Clune performed by stars such as Ben Whishaw (pictured above), Russell Tovey and Alan Cumming. UPDATE: 4/7:No sign of Whishaw or Cumming in the Old Vic casting announced today but it does include Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Sarah Crowe, Ian Gelder, Mark Bonnar & Kadiff Kirwan.Tickets
Read on for reasons including Jack O’Connell, Frank Ocean & Stockard Channing