By David Grewcock Theatergoer Reporter
• 9 Sep 2009
• West End
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Back in the picture - Lee Hall's award-winning play The Pitmen Painters
is returning to the National Theatre this month before embarking on a
UK tour. The play focuses on a group of Ashington miners who hired a
professor to teach an art evening class and subsequently went on to
create renowned art collections and befriended some of the most
avant-garde artists of their time – whilst continuing to work
down the mine, as before. A real ‘story tellers’
piece of theatre, which is well worth a look.
Look after the pennies…. - One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes a theatrical epic in Lucy Prebble’s new play, ENRON.
A heady mix of classical tragedy and savage comedy, it follows a group
of deeply flawed men and women in a story of greed and loss, which
reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts a new light on the financial
turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009. Based on real life and
using music, movement and video, ENRON is directed by Rupert Goold whose recent credits include King Lear, No Mans Land, Six Characters in Search of an Author and of course the current long-runner at the London Palladium, Oliver! An astute theatrical response to the way in which we view monetary affairs – break open the piggy bank for a ticket!
Bouncing Back -
Bounce are known for creating high energy, imaginative street-dance
theatre, enjoying hit runs at both the Peacock Theatre and the
Roundhouse. Their latest show at the Peacock Theatre, Insane in the Brain takes the classic story of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
and injects a healthy dose of modern-day hip hop energy, with
spectacular results. This is an absolute visual treat, which brings the
original film rocketing into the present day.
Secrets of the Garden-
Following on from their previous sell out Christmas shows, West
Yorkshire Playhouse will this year be mounting a brand new musical
adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic
children’s novel, The Secret Garden.
Here, director Ian Brown talks about his decision to reinvent the
much-loved story and how he thinks children today will respond to the
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