Series In The Flesh guest in Ravenna!


InTheFlesh a Ravenna

I was in London to see the protagonist Luke Newberry (& wonderful Co., like Oliver Johnstone) on stage in Teddy Ferrara, when Dominic Mitchell tweeted he was invited at the event ravennanightmare.it for the Italian premiere of In The Flesh!!

Dom Mitchell tweet1  Dom Mitchell tweet2
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And then he RTed my tweet:

My tweet to Dom Mitchell

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I had my (original!!!) DVD with me in London, so I’m happy Luke Newberry said “Hello” outside the Donmar Warehouse and signed both my programme and the DVD cover! He even said “Thank you for buying this!“, but told me he was sorry he couldn’t make Ravenna because he’s doing the play in London. It’s a very good reason, it’s a beautiful play!! (I’ll post my report soon).

My Italian friends who were with me took some lovely pictures (see their gallery there).

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Today, also the actor Kevin Sutton, who plays Gary Kendal, tweeted:

Kevin Sutton tweet

so this even more exciting! He played such a terrific baddie in the series!

Kevin Sutton favorited

But since the BBC didn’t give us a third season, there’s a petition to make In The Flesh Movie possible. “It has to happen!” I’ve signed already! www.change.org

You can download for free Programme and Catalogue of Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival from their site, it’s in Italian and English: http://ravennanightmare.it/2015/eng/programme.asp

I just can’t wait for this week-end!

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Tickets!


The Donmar Warehouse is well organized indeed! Yesterday morning I got my paper ticket for “Teddy Ferrara” by mail, October 24 should come so fast!

Teddy Ferrara ticket

I also appreciate theatres that manage e-tickets. I’ve booked for “The Car Man” by Matthew Bourne at the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna for “Ravenna Festival 2015” for Sunday 5 July matinee and I immediately got it by email.

The Car Man ticket

This is going to be another great year seeing theatre!

What I will see in London next Autumn


Now that the cast lists are updated every day, I’m even more happy to have booked for these plays in London, because of the actors mostly, but also because of the storylines! I’m also glad to see three plays LGBT related.

From 15 to 19 September:

24 October and around:

BAKKHAI: I booked because of Ben Whishaw mostly, but despite I’m more fond of new writings, I’m curious to see this piece from ancient theatre and it will be a pleasure to come back at the Almeida, after “Our Town“, it got a peculiar stage I liked much. And some days ago it was announced that actor Bertie Carvel has joined the cast. I’m liking him as one of the two protagonists in “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell” on BBC One, so he’s one more reason to be satisfied for the ticket. Just in time!

HAMLET: first, it’s my second favorite Shakespeare’s play. Then, when it was announced Benedict Cumberbatch as protagonist, I couldn’t miss the occasion to see him on stage, because he’s the British’s national treasure these years and he impressed me in some roles, most of all his modern “Sherlock”. Then as it was announced some days ago, some interesting actors have joined the cast. Ciarán Hinds, a good Irish screen actor, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, who I liked in “The Low Road” at the Royal Court. Then, the wonderful Karl Johnson in the role of Ghost of Hamlet’s father, which makes me happy because I wanted to see him on stage from ages! I’m pleased also the young actor Dan Parr, who played the sweet but bold Charlie Dawlish, one of the “Lucky 13” in “The Crimson Field“, will play Barnardo. With him, I saw two elements of the cast from that wonderful series on stage. I find great the poster with the children.

WAR HORSE: I’m going to see this wonderful play for the second time, courtesy of “War Horse On Stage”, with a new cast! There’s always a good reason to see it. It’s such a beautiful production!

TIPPING THE VELVET: when I read the news on Twitter, I booked immediately for it even if even today the cast hasn’t been announced, yet! Having little hope that Rachael Stirling, Sally Hawkins or Anna Chancellor would reprise three roles which gave them celebrity in the TV series, as someone suggested (despite I’d love it), I think this would work brilliantly on stage and it’s from the same director of Hamlet, Lyndsey Turner, who’s much admired into the London theatreland. Last but not least, finally a play on women in love, with almost all female characters. They should make more productions like this! They’re such teasers: I can’t wait to know who’s in the cast. I hope something great this way comes!

TEDDY FERRARA: several good reasons, again, brought me to buy a ticket. I was lucky to find one because seats are selling fast from yesterday. First, a Twitter friend annunced me the Donmar new season was out and that it would make me happy. In fact, “Oppenheimer” actor Oliver Johnstone, I’m keeping an eye on for some months, is in the cast. I’m glad he got two more stage roles after Oppie (unfortunately I will not able to see him playing Napoleon for RADA Festival) but I’m not surprised! Then, I read the name of Luke Newberry in the list! He was terrific in the TV series “In The Flesh” playing a gay zombie and I’m even more happy to see him on stage for the first time! Then the plot: it’s on some gay lads at college, freely inspired by a sad true story, written by the American playwright Christopher Shinn. I’ve great expectations on it! And finally I’m going to see a play at the Donmar Warehouse!!! I haven’t had the occasion, yet!

EDWARD II: if I’m able, I wanna take an appointment with the “National Theatre Archive” to see this play, featuring the wonderful John Heffernan in the main role, who I greatly appreciated in “Oppenheimer” and these days in “Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell” as Lascelles. This is also a classic which unfortunately I wasn’t able to see when it was on in London.

I will take notes and I will write my reports on all these plays! Only one takes place in modern days (Teddy Ferrara), the others in old ages.

I haven’t booked my holidays, yet, so who knows if something more will be announced before September comes? And I’m still deciding for other plays announced…

New Donmar Warehouse season!


Yesterday the Donmar Warehouse announced their new amazing season!

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3 giu We are thrilled to announce our new #DonmarSeason of captivating drama: 3 plays by contemporary playwrights…
3 giu First up is Abi Morgan’s SPLENDOUR, in its first major London run, directed by Robert Hastie #Splendour #DonmarSeason
3 giu #Splendour will feature @ZaweAshton, Sinéad Cusack, @RealMFairley and Genevieve O’Reilly #DonmarSeason http://bit.ly/1KCUYiH

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3 giu Next up, the UK Premiere of TEDDY FERRARA by @chris_shin, directed by Dominic Cooke #TeddyFerrara #DonmarSeason
3 giu The cast of #TeddyFerrara includes @nancy_crane, Oliver Johnstone, @kadiffkirwan, @RyanMcParland1… #DonmarSeason
3 giu …Matthew Marsh, @AnjMohindra, @lukenewberry, @Pamelanomvete & Nathan Wiley #TeddyFerrara #DonmarSeason http://bit.ly/1Jk4WrV
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3 giu Elsewhere, @PhyllidaLloyd’s acclaimed HENRY IV transfers to St Ann’s Warehouse, NY http://bit.ly/1IfyYwL  #HenryIV
3 giu Finally @josierourke directs LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES by Christopher Hampton #LesLiaisonsDangereuses #DonmarSeason
3 giu Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer & Dominic West star in @josierourke’s revival of #LesLiaisonsDangereuses #DonmarSeason http://bit.ly/1IbLfzu
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3 giu Public booking for the new #DonmarSeason opens on Tuesday 16 June http://www.donmarwarehouse.com