Frantic Assembly presents its award-winning and electrifying take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder. Othello’s passionate affair with Desdemona becomes the catalyst for jealousy, betrayal, revenge and the darkest intents.
Frantic Assembly takes Shakespeare’s muscular and beautiful text, combines its own bruising physicality, and presents an Othello firmly rooted in a volatile 21st century. This is a world of broken glass and broken promises, of poisonous manipulation and explosive violence.
As relevant today as it ever was, Othello exposes the tension, fear and paranoia buried beneath the veneer of our relationships and how easily that can be maliciously exploited.
Following highly acclaimed runs in 2008 and 2014, audience favourite Othello returns this autumn with an updated version for 2022.
Based on the Sunday Times bestseller which inspired one of this century’s most treasured films, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes us on a journey to India with an eclectic group of British retirees as they embark on a new life.
The luxury residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.
Starring the icon of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe-Award winner, Hayley
Mills (Wild at Heart, Pollyanna, The Parent Trap), household favourite and screen and stage star Paul
Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Just Good Friends, Eastenders).
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a joyous comedy about taking risks, finding love and embracing second
chances, even in the most surprising of places.
Further casting to be announced.
“I am delighted to join the company of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, as this beautiful story of love and
the importance of new beginnings receives a new life as a fantastically feel-good show. Tales that warm
the heart and lift the spirit are a much-needed tonic at this time and I am thrilled to be visiting so many
of the UK's beautiful towns and cities as part of the production's exciting journey, later this year."
"I'm so thrilled that my characters are stepping into a new life on the stage. They've been waiting
impatiently for the curtain to rise, and none of them is getting any younger. So welcome again to the
Marigold Hotel! We've assembled an amazing cast, so I hope they bring you plenty of laughs, and some
warm sparks of recognition."
Multi-award-winning New Old Friends are touring another dose of mirth, murder and mayhem, this time with a side of tennis. Lord Knows the chair of The Wombledon International tennis tournament has died and his son, Hugh, is suspicious. The police won’t take the case so Hugh calls in Perry & Penny Pink, private investigators.
What transpires has all the hallmarks of the company’s particular brand of theatrical hilarity: a cast of four performers play countless characters with quick-fire changes and quicker wits. The Bath-based group have built a national reputation with their wildly inventive set-pieces, twisty plots and commitment to unadulterated entertainment. Crimes on Centre Court, based on a story from New Old Friends’ award-winning podast (#2 in iTunes fiction chart), is set to serve up a summertime treat sweeter than strawberries and cream.
Press for previous New Old Friends shows:
“Celebrations of theatricality… worthy of The 39 Steps” - The Times
“Crammed to the gills with knife-sharp visual gags and murderously bad puns” - The Financial Times
“As effervescent as a sip of Champagne” - The i Paper
“A non-stop bonanza of wit” - British Theatre Guide
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns.
Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide.
When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers.
Running time 1hr 50mins (no interval)
PULSE RECORDS LIMITED in association with BILL ELMS presents
“A big sweeping story of real emotion!”
THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF
BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL
Adapted by ROB FENNAH / Directed by GARETH TUDOR PRICE
FEATURING ASTAR-STUDDED CAST FROM STAGE AND SCREEN
Mark Moraghan, SianReeves, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon & Eric Potts
join Lynn Francis, Danny O'Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.
Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work. During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market crashed and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s chose Liverpool as the place to start over. They were in for a terrible shock. Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape. By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.
“By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s earlier books Liverpool Miss and Twopence To Cross The Mersey. I’ve even weaved in a storyline from Helen’s fourth autobiography, Lime Street At Two. That way those unfamiliar with Helen’s work still get a complete picture of her life”.
Rob Fennah ~ Playwright and friend of Helen Forrester.
Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.
(Cast subject to change)
Following on from five hit stage shows and the new acclaimed ITV series, GRACE, the work of best selling author, Peter James returns to [venue], with the world premiere stage adaption of WISH YOU WERE DEAD.
When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace and Cleo Morey take their first holiday together, Cleo hopes that she will finally get Grace to herself for a few days and away from his crime solving exploits. But their dream escape turns out to be the holiday from hell, as the past comes back to haunt them.
Adapted exclusively for the stage, Wish You Were Dead is the next thrilling instalment of the most successful modern day crime stage franchise, since Agatha Christie.
Praise for Peter James’ plays
“A thoroughly entertaining night out and I would highly recommend it.” Broadwayworld.com
“A thrilling evening’s entertainment…..…... grips you from start to finish.” British Theatre Guide
"One of the most gripping edge-of-your-seat evenings I have experienced in a theatre...totally unmissable!" Southern Daily Echo
“Exceptional…..It really shows the possibility of theatre. It will send chills down your spine; go see it.” Norwich Evening News
“An excellent piece of theatre" Birmingham What’s On