Barbican
Londres - Angleterre

Construction: 1982

Topologie du théâtre

Nombre de salles actives: 3
Salle 1: Hall (1949)    1982 - Actif
Salle 2: Theatre (1156)    1982 - Actif
Salle 3: The Pit (200)    1982 - Actif

Accès

En métro: Barbican, Moortgate
En bus: 8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 43, 47, 48, 55, 56, 76,78, 100, 133, 141, 149, 172, 214, 242, 243, 271, 344 (7 days a week); 4, (Mon-Sat); 21, 25, 521 (Mon-Fri).
Adresse: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Evolution

Bâtiment: 1955. A theatre forms part of the redevelopment plan for a heavily bombed area of the City of London, designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in 1955 / 1982. Theatre opened by the Queen.
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Remarquable

The Barbican as a concept, incorporating tower blocks, shops, offices, schools and the Museum of London, along with a comprehensive arts complex.

Hall

1949 
1982 - Actif

Theatre

1156 
1982 - Actif

The Pit

200 
1982 - Actif

For 10 years after the Second World War the devastated area to the north of St Paul’s Cathedral lay dormant, until In 1955 a joint London County Council and City of London rebuilding plan was conceived in an attempt to halt the City's depopulation. Previously the City Council had commissioned architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon to design the Golden Lane Estate immediately to the north on a traffic-free grid, and so successful was this development that the same architects were selected to design the 35-acre Barbican development, again on a traffic-free grid - a colossal undertaking for a single practice. The Barbican concept would not be limited to the provision of housing: it was also planned to attract outsiders into the Corbusier-style complex. Accordingly, a theatre was built into the scheme as part of a wider vision encompassing an arts centre and the Museum of London. The Guildhall School of Music, which opened in 1997, is here, as is the City of London School for Girls.
On 2 March 1982 the Barbican Theatre was opened by the Queen as part of a larger arts complex, and in the same year the Royal Shakespeare Company became resident.
In the auditorium, arranged around a thrust stage, no bright colours are allowed to distract attention. Considerable consideration was given to sight lines through a clever arrangement of forward- rather than backward-stepping shallow balconies, with slips to left and right known in-house as 'the ashtrays'. At stalls level, continental seating - unbroken lengths of curving seating entered from the sides - is controlled by electromagnetic door locking: no latecomers! Much thought has also been given in the theatre to the comfort of, and easy access for, disabled persons.
Running along the back of the upper circle is the Sir Robert Stephens Room, dedicated to the memory of the great classical actor who joined the National Theatre in 1963, and died aged just 64 in 1996, having distinguished himself particularly in the leading Shakespearean roles.

1955. A theatre forms part of the redevelopment plan for a heavily bombed area of the City of London, designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in 1955 / 1982. Theatre opened by the Queen.

The Barbican as a concept, incorporating tower blocks, shops, offices, schools and the Museum of London, along with a comprehensive arts complex.


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Revival

36) Measure for Measure (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois

Première preview: mar. 12 novembre 2019
Première: jeu. 14 novembre 2019
Dernière: jeu. 16 janvier 2020

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: David Ajao, Joseph Arkley, Hannah Azuonye, Patrick Brennan, Melody Brown, Graeme Brookes, Antony Byrne, James Cooney, Tom Dawze, Sandy Grierson, Amanda Harris, Karina Jones, Sophie Khan Levy, Alexander Mushore, Michael Patrick, Lucy Phelps, Claire Price and Amy Trigg. 


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35) Taming of the Shrew (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mar. 05 novembre 2019
Première: jeu. 07 novembre 2019
Dernière: sam. 18 janvier 2020

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Justin Audibert •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Joseph Arkley, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Hannah Azuonye, Melody Brown, Richard Clews, James Cooney, Amelia Donkor, Laura Elsworthy, Amanda Harris, Emily Johnstone, Alex Jones, Alexander Mushore, Michael Patrick, Claire Price, Sophie Stanton, Aaron Thiara, Amy Trigg and Leo Wan. 


Commentaire:   


Presse: ★★★★ 'A LANDMARK PRODUCTION AS WOMEN TAKE CHARGE'
EVENING STANDARD

★★★★ 'DEFTLY PROVOCATIVE AND EXUBERANTLY ENTERTAINING'
THE TIMES

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34) As you like it (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: sam. 26 octobre 2019
Première: mar. 29 octobre 2019
Dernière: sam. 18 janvier 2020

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Max Webster •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: David Ajao, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Patrick Brennan, Graeme Brookes, Antony Byrne, Richard Clews, Tom Dawze, Amelia Donkor, Laura Elsworthy, Sandy Grierson, Emily Johnstone, Karina Jones, Alex Jones, Sophie Khan Levy, Lucy Phelps, Sophie Stanton, Aaron Thiara and Leo Wan. 


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Presse: ★★★★ 'INVENTIVE, PLAYFUL, CAPTIVATING...A BONKERS TRIP TO THE FOREST OF ARDEN'
DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★ 'CAPTURES THE JOY OF FALLING IN LOVE'
MAIL ON SUNDAY

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33) Jesus-Christ Superstar (Reprise)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 04 juillet 2019
Première: mar. 09 juillet 2019
Dernière: sam. 24 août 2019

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Andrew Lloyd Webber •  
Parolier: Tim Rice •  
Libettiste:  
Metteur en scène: Timothy Sheader •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Robert Tripolino, Ricardo Afonso, Sallay Garnett, Matt Cardle, Cavin Cornwall, Nathan Amzi, Samuel Buttery, Matthew Harvey, Tim Newman, Daniel Bailey, Bernadette Bangura, Robert Bannon, Cyrus Brandon, Melanie Bright, Georgia Carling, Dale Evans, Rosie Fletcher, Luke Hall, Simon Hardwick, Zac Hawkins, Dayle Hodge, Stevie Hutchinson, Cleopatra Joseph, Rachel Moran, Billy Nevers, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure. 


Commentaire: This production of the musical first ran at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2016, starring Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley, to widespread critical acclaim for its use of live music and framing the story with a focus on fame and fandom.  (plus) 


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32) Merry Wives of Windsor (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: ven. 07 décembre 2018
Première: mer. 12 décembre 2018
Dernière: sam. 05 janvier 2019

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Fiona Laird •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: David Troughton (Falstaff), Beth Cordingly (Mistress Ford), Rebecca Lacey (Mistress Page), David Acton (Sir Hugh Evans), Afolabi Alli (Pistol), Stevie Basaula (company), Ishia Bennison (Mistress Quickly), Katy Brittain (The Hostess of the Garter), Jonathan Cullen (Dr Caius), Paul Dodds (George Page), Josh Finan (Nym), Karen Fishwick (Anne Page), Charlotte Josephine (Bardolph), Vince Leigh (Frank Ford), John Macaulay (Simple), Luke Newberry (Fenton), Tom Padley (Slender), Sakuntala Ramanee (company), Tim Samuels (Shallow), Nima Taleghani (company). 


Commentaire:   


Presse: ★★★★ ‘SHAKESPEARE MEETS THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★ 'ABLAZE WITH ENERGY... A DELIGHT' INDEPENDENT

★★★★ ‘ONLY A STONE COULD NOT DELIGHT IN DAVID TROUGHTON’S FALSTAFF’ SUNDAY TIMES

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31) Romeo and Juliet (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 02 novembre 2018
Première: mar. 06 novembre 2018
Dernière: sam. 19 janvier 2019

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Erica Whyman •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Afolabi Alli (Paris), Donna Banya (Gregory), Stevie Basaula (Sampson), Ishia Bennison (Nurse), Katy Brittain (Friar John/Apothecary), Raif Clarke (Peter), Beth Cordingly (Escalus), Paul Dodds (Montague), Josh Finan (Benvolio), Karen Fishwick (Juliet), Andrew French (Friar Laurence), Bally Gill (Romeo), Mariam Haque (Lady Capulet), Michael Hodgson (Capulet), Charlotte Josephine (Mercutio), John Macaulay (Cousin Capulet), Tom Padley (Balthasar), Sakuntala Ramanee (Lady Montague), Raphael Sowole (Tybalt), Nima Taleghani (Abraham). 


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Presse: ★★★★ ‘FRESH, FLEET, BLADE-SHARP’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★ ‘THE TALE OF STAR-CROSSED LOVERS IS BROUGHT INTO DAZZLINGLY SHARP RELIEF’ EVENING STANDARD

★★★★ ‘YOUTHFUL AND ENERGETIC TAKE ON SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDY’ WHATSONSTAGE

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30) Macbeth (Revival)

Joué durant  3 mois

Première preview: lun. 15 octobre 2018
Première: lun. 15 octobre 2018
Dernière: ven. 18 janvier 2019

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Polly Findlay •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Christopher Eccleston (Macbeth), Niamh Cusack (Lady Macbeth), David Acton (Duncan), Raphael Sowole (Banquo), Edward Bennett (Macduff), Bally Gill (Ross), Luke Newberry (Malcolm), Tim Samuels (Lennox), Mariam Haque (Lady MacDuff), Donna Banya (Donalbain/Gentlewoman), Stevie Basaula (Bloody Captain/Second Murderer), Katy Brittain (Doctor), Raif Clarke (Boy), Paul Dodds (Chamberlain 1), Michael Hodgson (Porter), John Macaulay (Chamberlain/Lord), Tom Padley (First Murderer), Josh Finan, Afolabi Alli. 


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Presse: ★★★★ 'URGENT AND WONDERFULLY SINISTER' EVENING STANDARD

★★★★ 'CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON AND NIAMH CUSACK MAKE A GRIPPING CENTRAL COUPLE' THE STAGE

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29) Titus Andronicus (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu. 07 décembre 2017
Première: jeu. 07 décembre 2017
Dernière: ven. 19 janvier 2018

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Blanche McIntyre •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: David Troughton 


Commentaire: RSC  (plus) 


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28) Antony and Cleopatra (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 30 novembre 2017
Première: jeu. 30 novembre 2017
Dernière: sam. 20 janvier 2018

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Iqbal Khan •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Josette Simon and Antony Byrne 


Commentaire: RSC  (plus) 


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27) Julius Cesar (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: ven. 24 novembre 2017
Première: ven. 24 novembre 2017
Dernière: sam. 20 janvier 2018

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Angus Jackson •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Andrew Woodall, Alex Waldmann as Brutus and Martin Hutson as Cassius. 


Commentaire: RSC  (plus) 


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26) Coriolanus (Revival)

Joué durant  1 semaine

Première preview: lun. 06 novembre 2017
Première: lun. 06 novembre 2017
Dernière: sam. 18 novembre 2017

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Angus Jackson •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Sope Dirisu, (Coriolanus), Haydn Gwynne (Volumnia), Paul Jesson (Menenius) Charles Aitken (Cominius); Tony Boncza (Senator); James Corrigan (Aufidius); Bally Gill (Citizen/Soldier); Robert Ginty (Citizen/Soldier); Ben Hall (Roman Soldier); Sean Hart (Citizen/Soldier); Martina Laird (Junius Brutus); Geoffrey Lumb (1st Citizen); Justine Marriot (2nd Citizen); Christopher Middleton (2nd Volscian Senator/Lord); Hannah Morrish (Virgilia); Jackie Morrison (Sicinius Veletus); Esther Niles (Gentlewoman); Katherine Toy (Valeria); Rebecca Wingate (Senator); Simon Yadoo (Trumpeter/1st Roman/Noble) and Assad Zaman (Citizen/Soldier). 


Commentaire: The Royal Shakespeare Company’s  production runs at the Barbican in London  following its opening in Stratford-Upon-Avon.  (plus) 


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25) Obsession (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: lun. 17 avril 2017
Première: mar. 25 avril 2017
Dernière: sam. 20 mai 2017

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Ivo van Hove •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Jude Law, Robert de Hoog, Chukwudi Iwuji, Aysha Kala, Halina Reijn and Gijs Scholten van Aschat 


Commentaire: "Please note that this performance contains nudity, scenes of a sexual nature, and loud gun shots. Strobe lights are used and smoking will also take place on stage."  (plus) 


Presse: "Law and Halina Reijn impress in Ivo van Hove’s stylish stage version of Visconti’s 1942 film but the production glosses over the original’s harsh story." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"You don’t have to be fully obsessed with Law to enjoy this wayward, by turns gripping, gritty and grating, affair but it sure helps." Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

"The atmosphere is cold and disengaged, and the script, a version by Simon Stephens of Jan Peter Gerrits’s Dutch adaptation, is trite and mired in cliché." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"There is very little sense of potent sexuality. I’m not sure the feeling of abstraction – that we could be anywhere works for piece that is so sweatily soaked in realism." Paul Taylor for The Independent

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24) King Lear (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu. 10 novembre 2016
Première: mar. 15 novembre 2016
Dernière: ven. 23 décembre 2016

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec:  


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Revival

23) King Lear (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: jeu. 10 novembre 2016
Première: mar. 15 novembre 2016
Dernière: ven. 23 décembre 2016

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec:  


Commentaire: Joué du 20 août au 15 octobre 2016 au Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford-Upon-Avon).  (plus) 


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22) Cymbeline (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: lun. 31 octobre 2016
Première: lun. 31 octobre 2016
Dernière: sam. 17 décembre 2016

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Melly Still •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec:  


Commentaire:   


Presse: 'An evening of betrayal and mistrust'
 ‘Bethan Cullinane, superb’
★★★★
Telegraph
‘Thrilling, moving and epic’
‘Melly Still’s production grabs attention and rarely lets go’
★★★★
WhatsOnStage
‘Comes straight from the heart’
‘It’s unafraid of emotion and boast fine performances’
‘This is an evening that belongs to the Director’
Guardian
‘Oliver Johnstone makes an excellent Iachimo’
Stage

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21) Alchemist (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: ven. 02 septembre 2016
Première: mer. 14 septembre 2016
Dernière: sam. 01 octobre 2016

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Polly Findlay •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec:  


Commentaire: In this remarkable year, celebrating 400 years of the genius of Shakespeare, we bring four diverse Royal Shakespeare Company plays to the Barbican - direct from Stratford-upon-Avon.
Following the acclaimed King & Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings and A Midsummer Night’s Dream; this Autumn sees a pairing of works of two of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, in repertoire from 2 September to 1 October.  (plus) 


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20) Doctor Faustus (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: mer. 07 septembre 2016
Première: mar. 13 septembre 2016
Dernière: sam. 01 octobre 2016

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Maria Aberg •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec:  


Commentaire: Transferring to London following its successful run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon, Maria Aberg’s punchy production updates Marlowe for our times with ritual, cabaret and carnival. Bristling ‘with originality and vision’ (Stage), it sees Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan share the roles of the doctor and the demon.  (plus) 


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19) Encounter (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: ven. 12 février 2016
Première: ven. 12 février 2016
Dernière: dim. 06 mars 2016

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Simon McBurney •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Simon McBurney  


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18) Richard II (Revival)

Joué durant  

Première preview: jeu. 07 janvier 2016
Première: jeu. 07 janvier 2016
Dernière: dim. 10 janvier 2016

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: David Tennant (Richard II) 


Commentaire: Spectacles de la Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Part of the 'King and Country' season.  (plus) 


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17) Henry IV, Part II (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: lun. 14 décembre 2015
Première: lun. 14 décembre 2015
Dernière: mar. 29 décembre 2015

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Antony Sher (Sir John Falstaff), Jasper Britton (King Henry), Alex Hassell (Prince Hal) 


Commentaire: Spectacles de la Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Part of the 'King and Country' season.  (plus) 


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16) Henry IV, Part I (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: sam. 12 décembre 2015
Première: sam. 12 décembre 2015
Dernière: mar. 29 décembre 2015

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Antony Sher (Sir John Falstaff), Jasper Britton (King Henry), Alex Hassell (Prince Hal) 


Commentaire: Spectacles de la Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Part of the 'King and Country' season.  (plus) 


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15) Henry V (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Première preview: sam. 07 novembre 2015
Première: mer. 11 novembre 2015
Dernière: mer. 30 décembre 2015

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Gregory Doran •  
Chorégraphe: Mike Ashcroft •  
Avec: Daniel Abbott (Gloucester/Monsieur le Fer); Martin Bassindale (Boy); Antony Byrne (Pistol); Sean Chapman (Exeter); Oliver Ford Davies (Chorus), Nicholas Gerard-Martin (Orleans/Bishop of Ely); Robert Gilbert (Dauphin); Alex Hassell (Henry V); Jim Hooper (Canterbury/Erpingham); Jennifer Kirby (Katherine); Jane Lapotaire (Queen Isobel); Sam Marks (Constable of France); Dale Mathurin (Bates/Bedford); Chris Middleton (Nym/Warwick/Governor of Harfleur); Evelyn Miller (Rambures/Lady-in-Waiting); Keith Osborn (Montjoy/Scroop); Sarah Parks (Mistress Quickly); Leigh Quinn (Alice); Joshua Richards (Bardolph/Fluellen); Simon Thorp (King of France); Obioma Ugoala (Grey/Gower); Andrew Westfield (Westmoreland/MacMorris) and Simon Yadoo (Cambridge/Williams/Jamy). 


Commentaire: Spectacles de la Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Part of the 'King and Country' season.  (plus) 


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14) Hamlet (Revival)

Joué durant  2 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: mer. 05 août 2015
Première: mar. 25 août 2015
Dernière: sam. 31 octobre 2015

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur:  
Parolier:  
Libettiste: William Shakespeare •  
Metteur en scène: Lyndsey Turner •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet), Barry Aird (Soldier), Eddie Arnold (Danish Captain/Servant), Leo Bill (Horatio), Sian Brooke (Ophelia), Nigel Carrington (Servant/Cornelius), Ruairi Conaghan (Player King), Rudi Dharmalingam (Guildenstern), Colin Haigh (Priest/Messenger), Paul Ham (Official), Diveen Henry (Player Queen/Messenger), Anastasia Hille (Gertrude), Ciaran Hinds (Claudius), Kobnna Holdbrook-Smith (Laertes), Karl Johnson (Ghost of Hamlet's father), Jim Norton (Polonius), Amaka Okafor (Official), Dan Parr (Barnardo), Jan Shepherd (Courtier), Morag Siller (Voltemand), Matthew Steer (Rosencrantz), Sergo Vares (Fortinbras), Dwane Walcott (Marcellus) 


Commentaire: Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the Barbican presented an exclusive twelve-week run of this compelling new production from August to October 2015.  (plus) 


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13) South Pacific (Revival)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Première preview: lun. 15 août 2011
Première: mar. 23 août 2011
Dernière: sam. 01 octobre 2011

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Richard Rodgers •  
Parolier: Oscar Hamerstein II •  
Libettiste: Joshua Logan • Oscar Hamerstein II •  
Metteur en scène: Bartlett Sher •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Samantha Womack (Nellie), Paulo Szot (sharing the role of Emile), Jason Howard (sharing the role of Emile), Daniel Koek ( Lt Joe Cable), Alex Ferns (Luther Billis), Loretta Ables Sayre (Bloody Mary) 


Commentaire: This production opened in 2008 at New York’s Lincoln Center, running for two years and winning seven Tony Awards. The show had been re-created for a UK tour starting at the Barbican. With a 25 piece orchestra, it featured the Brazilian baritone Paulo Szot and Loretta Abies Sayre from the original New York production. Paulo Szot was replaced by Jason Howard for the first three weeks of September. The production received three Olivier nominations, including Best Musical Revival, but won none. During the post-Barbican tour various cast changes included Rebecca Thornhill as Nellie Forbush, Matthew Cammelle as Emile de Beque and Jodi Kimura as Bloody Mary. The tour has been extended to at least August 2012, when it will plays Sheffield Lyceum, after which it is booked for a two week run in Dublin.  (plus) 


Presse: "It's a perfectly decent revival of a Rodgers and Hammerstein classic but with little of the pizzazz."
Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Though not quite as lavish as the original Lincoln Centre production, this touring version with beautiful South Sea island designs and a fine 25-piece pit orchestra making the most of the brilliant score, still proves a moving and uplifting experience."
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"Somewhere along the line he [director Bartlett Sher] has managed to eliminate both the romance and the fantasy."
Paul vale for The Stage

"Polished rather than dazzling - lyrical, occasionally beguiling but not truly powerful."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"Though it is undoubtedly a very good, immensely thoughtful production...it doesn’t dazzle in the way one might expect. It is beautifully sung and delivered with plenty of zest and energy, yet it still seems a little stiff and emotionally restrained."
Sarah Hemming for The Financial Times

"For all the talk of how the production draws out the darkness of the racial issues by reincorporating discarded material, this comes across as a highly accomplished, but faintly bland and traditional treatment. ..Unfortunately, there's next to no sexual chemistry between the two leading performers. That's symptomatic of a production that seems to have lost something in crossing the Atlantic and is deficient in that spark that turns respect into rapture."
Paul Taylor for The Independent

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12) Black Watch (West End Transfer)

Joué durant  1 mois 3 semaines

Première preview: sam. 27 novembre 2010
Première: sam. 27 novembre 2010
Dernière: sam. 22 janvier 2011

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: John Tiffany •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Chris Starkie (Stewarty), Richard Rankin (Granty), Scott Fletcher, Ian Pirie (Officer/Lord Elgin), Keith Fleming (Writer/Sergeant), Ross Anderson (Rossco), Jack Lowden (Cammy), Jamie Quinn (Fraz), Stuart Martin (Nabsy), Cameron Barnes (Macca) 


Commentaire: BLACK WATCH AWARDS

Edinburgh Festivals 2006
A Herald Angel, a Fringe First, a Best Theatre Writing Award from The List, The Friends of the Fringe Award and a Stage Award for Best Ensemble for BLACK WATCH.

The Critics Circle Awards 2006
Best Director: John Tiffany for BLACK WATCH

The South Bank Show Awards 2006
Best Theatre Award for BLACK WATCH

Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2006-2007
Best Director: John Tiffany for BLACK WATCH
Best Ensemble, Best Technical Presentation and Best Production for BLACK WATCH

Scottish Baftas 2007
Best Documentary: BLACK WATCH – A SOLDIER’S STORY

Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2007
Best Play (Theatre): Gregory Burke for BLACK WATCH

Helpmann Awards 2008 (Australia)
Best Sound Design: Gareth Fry for BLACK WATCH

Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2008
Great Scot Award for Entertainment for BLACK WATCH

Theatre Management Association Awards 2008
Best Touring Production for BLACK WATCH

Manchester Evening News Award
Best Visiting Production for BLACK WATCH

Laurence Olivier Awards 2009
Best New Play: Gregory Burke for BLACK WATCH
Best Director: John Tiffany for BLACK WATCH
Best Theatre Choreographer: Steven Hoggett for BLACK WATCH
Best Sound Design: Gareth Fry for BLACK WATCH

New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
Best Foreign Play for BLACK WATCH

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Canada)
Outstanding Touring Production for BLACK WATCH  (plus) 


Presse: 'The National Theatre of Scotland's acclaimed production about the Black Watch Regiment's experiences in Iraq returns for a second London run and proves as moving as imaginative as ever with its combination of verbatim theatre, spectacular choreography and deafening battle effects.' The Daily Telegraph

'…the precision and passion of the new ensemble in John Tiffany’s staging is remarkable, while the raw emotion of the piece, with a script by Gregory Burke and stirring music by Davey Anderson, proves deeply affecting.' The Daily Telegraph 4*

'It remains a stunning piece of theatre, violently real and unafraid of lifting the veil on military conflict.' Whatsonstage 4*

'Burke's drama remains a potent, vividly unsentimental portrait of modern military life and its discontents.' Evening Standard 4*

'…the brilliance of this piece is its authenticity.' The Mail on Sunday 4*

'John Tiffany’s astonishing visceral production, played out as if it were a military tattoo, is thrillingly illuminated by Steven Hoggett’s movement choreography that charges it up with raw physical power.' Sunday Express 4*

'…post-Iraq, ‘Black Watch’ stands as the most important dramatic account of the war from the invaders’ perspective.' Time Out Magazine 4*

'This is absolutely the kind of story that the National Theatre of Scotland should and will continue sharing with the world.' The British Theatre Guide

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'...a wonderful piece of theatre...' The Guardian

‘Black Watch is a necessary reminder of the transporting power that is unique to theater. Other narrative forms — fiction, memoirs, film, television — could tell the story that is told here. But none could summon and deploy the array of artistic tools that is used with such mastery and immediacy.' The New York Times

'In the men's coarse, uncompromising language is wit, wisdom and an absolute absence of apology or self-pity. The effect places beauty alongside brutality and endows the characters with an immense dignity . . . the fusion of text and production is seamless, unsentimental and emotionally devastating.' The Times 5*

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11) Misérables (Les) (Revival)

Joué durant  2 semaines

Première preview: mar. 14 septembre 2010
Première: mar. 14 septembre 2010
Dernière: sam. 02 octobre 2010

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Claude-Michel Schonberg •  
Parolier: Alain Boublil • Jean-Marc Natel •  
Libettiste: Alain Boublil • Jean-Marc Natel •  
Metteur en scène: Laurence Connor • James Powell •  
Chorégraphe: Aucun •  
Avec: John Owen-Jones (Jean Valjean), Earl Carpenter (Javert), Madalena Alberto (Fantine), Gareth Gates (Marius), Ashley Artus ( Thenardier), Lynne Wilmot (Mme. Thenardier ), Katie Hall (Cosette), Jon Robyns (Enjolras), Owain Williams (Feuilly), David Lawrence, Jonathan Alden 


Commentaire: A new tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the show began performances on 12 December 2009, at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. This touring version included a new set, new costumes, new direction and alterations to the original orchestrations. There was no revolving stage and the scenery was inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The tour then played seven major UK dates, and a special engagement in Paris, before returning to the Barbican, where the original 1985 production commenced. This tour ended its run at the Barbican.
Trevor Nunn, stated publicly that he was profoundly unhappy and felt betrayed that something inferior has been created by outsiders, and that he had not been consulted or involved in the new production. Cameron Mackintosh replied :  (plus) 


Presse: "The show comes with a new propulsive momentum." Mark Shenton for The Stage
"A handsome and moving new staging." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

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10) The harder they come (Revival)

Joué durant  4 semaines

Première preview: jeu. 06 mars 2008
Première: jeu. 06 mars 2008
Dernière: sam. 05 avril 2008

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Perry Henzell •  
Parolier: Perry Henzell •  
Libettiste:  
Metteur en scène: Kerry Michael • Dawn Reid •  
Chorégraphe: Jackie Guy •  
Avec: Rolan Bell (Ivan), Joanna Francis (Elsa), Victor Romero-Evans (Pedro), Joe Speare (José), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Pinky), Derek Elroy, Mensah Bediako (Preacher), Marcus Powell , Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Jacqui Dubois, Neisha-yen Jones. 


Commentaire: This had undergone some re-writing since its Stratford East outings, and, with a running time of three hours, some critics felt it was now somewhat overblown and drawn out. However, Rolan Bell’s performance was even stronger, and, in the words of the Financial Times critic, “It is very hard to dislike a show that dismisses its audience for the interval with the mischievous words ‘Fifteen minute ganja break’.” The show transferred to the Playhouse in June where it ran for fourteen weeks, closing on September 13th.  (plus) 


Presse: 'Hot ticket: The Harder They Come' The Daily Telegraph
'The evening is an astonishment in every way; an exhilarating, bleeding-at-the-edges slice of Jamaica life.' The Guardian
‘A sure fire smash-hit.’ Time Out
'A terrific, thrilling night-out.' The Guardian
'The coolest musical in town by miles.' The Sunday Times
'Pure unadulterated fun.' Metro
'Tunes from the very top drawer.' The Daily Telegraph
'A Caribbean cracker.' Evening Standard
'A top-notch band and some stirring vocal performances from an indecently talented cast.' What's On Stage*****
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'The show is exhilarating.' The Times
'A fittingly joyful celebration of the film, its songs and its sadly departed creator.' Metro****
'Hard to beat as a night out for reggae lovers.' thelondonpaper****
'A stellar performance.' Financial Times****
'Scintillating performances... Bitter-sweet stuff.' The Sunday Telegraph****
'The cast is fantastic.' The Observer
'A sensuous pleasure.' The Daily Telegraph
'As the actors sing songs such as (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher, this spirited dance musical does the same to the audience.' Sunday Express****

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9) Black Rider (The) (Revival)

Joué durant  

Première preview: lun. 17 mai 2004
Première: ven. 21 mai 2004
Dernière: sam. 19 juin 2004

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Tom Waits •  
Parolier: Tom Waits •  
Libettiste: William S. Burroughs •  
Metteur en scène: Bob Wilson •  
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Avec: Matt McGrath (Wilhelm), Mary Margaret O’Hara (Kathchen), Marianne Faithfull (Pegleg), Dean Robinson (Bertram), Jack Willis, Monika Tahal, Gabrielle Santinelli, Nigel Richards, Richard Strange, Sona Cervena, Jake Thornton, Janet Henfrey. 


Commentaire: Based on the German folktale which had been used in Weber’s opera, “Der Freischutz”, this version was a collaboration between theatre director Robert Wilson, musician Tom Waits, and the writer William Burroughs. It contains strong autobiographical elements from Burroughs' real life: he accidentally shot his own wife in a drunken attempt at recreating the William Tell legend. The premiere was in Hamburg in March 1990, and an English language version had played Canada in 1998 and New York in 1999. The 1993 album, with its mixture of Kurt Weill-type operatic and avant-garde sounds was highly successful. This London production, with its quasi-Japanese Kabuki staging, trapezes, symbolism and stylised settings, was the prelude to a world tour, later moving to San Francisco and Sydney. Due to ill health, Marianne Faithfull was forced to withdraw from the production in Australia and her understudy Nigel Richards filled the part.  (plus) 


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8) Candide (Concert)

Joué durant  

Nb de représentations: 2 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: ven. 18 décembre 1998
Dernière: sam. 19 décembre 1998

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Leonard Bernstein •  
Parolier: Richard Wilbur •  
Libettiste: Lillian Hellman •  
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7) Godspell (Revival)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Première preview: mer. 04 août 1993
Première: mer. 04 août 1993
Dernière: lun. 30 août 1993

Salle: Hall (1949 places)

Compositeur: Stephen Schwartz •  
Parolier: Stephen Schwartz •  
Libettiste:  
Metteur en scène: Lindsay Dolan •  
Chorégraphe:  
Avec: Andy Crane (Jesus), Gemma Craven,, James Gaddas, Mark Greenstreet, Andrew Bradley, Richard Brightiff, Lisa Hull, Robert Irons, Barbara King, Shona Lindsay, David Rubin, Amanda Symonds. 


Commentaire: The show had been updated with topical references and turned into a kind of rock concert. It was almost universally condemned by the critics. The version was not helped by the fact that ‘Andy Crane, the blond and denimed children’s television personality signed up to play Jesus, is strikingly uncharismatic and bland - this resurrection is not good news’.  (plus) 


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6) Beggar's Opera (Revival)

Joué durant  

Première preview: mer. 07 avril 1993
Première: mer. 07 avril 1993
Dernière: Inconnu

Salle: Hall (1949 places)

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: John Gay •  
Libettiste: John Gay •  
Metteur en scène: John Caird •  
Chorégraphe: Anthony Van Laast •  
Avec: Paul Jesson (Peachum), Susan-Jane Tanner (Mrs Peachum), Elizabeth Renihan (Polly Peachum), David Burt (Macheath), Samantha Shaw (Jenny Diver), Jenny Russell (Lucy Lockitt), Anthony O’Donnell (Lockitt) 


Commentaire: This is an adaptation of John Gay’s masterpiece by John Caird and the composer Ilona Sekacz, first performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1992. It opened at the Swan Theatre on 7th April and played in repertoire for the whole of the 1992 season. It then transferred to the Barbican Theatre in London, opening on the 7th April 1993.
This revival was very much in the “Les Miserables” style, and was described as “low life augmented by high camp”.  (plus) 


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5) By Jupiter (Concert)

Joué durant  3 semaines

Nb de représentations: 5 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: ven. 01 mai 1992
Dernière: dim. 24 mai 1992

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Richard Rodgers •  
Parolier: Charles Hart •  
Libettiste: Charles Hart • Richard Rodgers •  
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Commentaire: Lost Musicals Concert  (plus) 


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4) Candide (Concert)

Joué durant  

Nb de représentations: 2 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 12 décembre 1989
Dernière: mer. 13 décembre 1989

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Leonard Bernstein •  
Parolier: Richard Wilbur •  
Libettiste: Lillian Hellman •  
Metteur en scène: Jonathan Miller • John Wells •  
Chorégraphe: Anthony Van Laast •  
Avec: Voltaire/Dr. Pangloss/Cacambo/Martin … Nickolas Grace
Candide … Mark Beudert
Cunegonde … Marilyn Hill Smith & Rosemary Ashe
Old Lady … Patricia Routledge
Maximillian … Mark Tinkler
Paquette … Gaynor Miles
Captain / Governor / Vanderdendur / Crook … Bonaventure Bottone
Baron/First Officer/Grand Inquisitor/Slave Driver/Prince Ragotski …
Leon Greene
Second Officer/Don Isaachar/Father Bernard/The Anabaptist … Howard Goorney
Baroness/Waitress … Elaine Mackillop 


Commentaire: Also known as The Final Revised Version - Based upon the 1988 Scottish Opera Production  (plus) 


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3) Misérables (Les) (Original)

Joué durant  1 mois 2 semaines

Nb de représentations: 63 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 08 octobre 1985
Dernière: sam. 23 novembre 1985

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Claude-Michel Schonberg •  
Parolier: Alain Boublil • Jean-Marc Natel •  
Libettiste: Alain Boublil • Jean-Marc Natel •  
Metteur en scène: Trevor Nunn • John Caird •  
Chorégraphe: Kate Flatt •  
Avec: Colm Wilkinson (Jean Valjean), Roger Allam (Javert), Patti LuPone (Fantine), Michael Ball (Marius), Francis Ruffelle (Eponine), Alun Armstrong (Thenardier), Susan-Jane Tanner (Mme. Thenardier), Clive Carter, Ian Calvin, Dave Willets, Jackie Marks, Peter Polycarpou, Keith Burns 


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2) Chess (Concert)

Joué durant  

Première preview: sam. 27 octobre 1984
Première: sam. 27 octobre 1984
Dernière: sam. 27 octobre 1984

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Benny Andersson • Björn Ulvaeus •  
Parolier: Tim Rice •  
Libettiste: Richard Nelson •  
Metteur en scène: ???? ???? •  
Chorégraphe: Aucun •  
Avec: Svetlana … Barbara Dickson
The American … Murray Head
The Russian … Tommy Körberg
Florence … Elaine Paige
Molokov … Denis Quilley
Arbiter … Björn Skifs 


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1) Poppy (Original)

Joué durant  

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: sam. 25 septembre 1982
Dernière: Inconnu

Salle: Theatre (1156 places)

Compositeur: Monty Norman •  
Parolier: Peter Nichols •  
Libettiste: Peter Nichols •  
Metteur en scène: Terry Hands •  
Chorégraphe: David Toguri •  
Avec: Roger Allam (Lin Tse-Tsi), Jane Carr (Queen Victoria), Tony Church (Tao-Kuan), Stephen Moore (Jack Idle), Julia Hills (Sally Forth), Geoffrey Hutchings (Lady Dodo), Bernard Lloyd (Obadiah Upward), Michael Gyngell, Susan Jane Tanner, David Whitaker, Christopher Hurst, Andrew Thomas-James 


Commentaire: A revised and re-written version opened at the Adelphi in November 1983.  (plus) 


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