What’s next for the wonderful Oppenheimer cast


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What’s next for the wonderful Oppenheimer cast?

John Heffernan

– he’s on TV with the BBC series “Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell” playing Henry Lascelles in all the 7 episodes –> IMDb.com

– he made also the first episode of “Luther” season 4, unknown role –> IMDb.com

– 3 episodes of the TV Mini-Series “Sons of Liberty” as Governor’s Aide –> IMDb.com

– and he’s the incoming movie “Eye in the Sky” as Major Harold Webb –> IMDb.com

Update 14 August 2015: he’ll return on stage in the title role of Macbeth at the Young Vic in London 26 December 2015- 16 January 2016 and UK Tour –> youngvic.org

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Catherine Steadman and Jack Holden

– they are together in the incoming production of “She Stoops To Conquer” at the Theatre Royal Bath, 1-18 July 2015 –> site theatreroyal.org.uk

– Jack plays Roland Pemberton in BBC Radio4 “Home Front“, too –> site bbc.co.uk and page on his character Roland Pemberton

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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Oliver Johnstone

– takes part to the RADA London Festival with the play “Young Bloods” in the role of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Gielgud Theatre, 25-26 June and 2 July 2015 –> site rada.ac.uk

– Update Summer 2015: he reprised the role of Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” UK Tour by The Royal Shakespeare Company

– is in the cast of “Teddy Ferrara” at the Donmar Warehouse (role not known yet) 01 October – 05 December 2015 –> site donmarwarehouse.com

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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 Ben Allen

Not sure yet on his next steps. The 13rd of May the Propeller Theatre Co tweetedWe are bringing Pocket Merchant to @ElectricTheatre 17th Sept. Tix are on sale #GuildfordFringe #Guildford” and posted a picture with Ben, I wonder if he will be in the cast again?? –> site propeller.org.uk (he was in a previous production)

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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Sandy Foster

– I think she’s working on the production of a play she wrote, pity I didn’t get more information about it, but she tweeted: 3 June and 8 June

No news on screen roles for the moment.

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Please share other news about them with me if you have!

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!

(©Donmar Warehouse)

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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(then my favorite)

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

What I’m seeing in London 23-30 April 2015


OPPENHEIMER 23 April night
OPPENHEIMER 24 April night (following the suggestions and seeing it – at least – twice!)
HARVEY 25 April matinee
IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT 26 April matinee
THE GLASS PROTEGE 28 April night

I’ve great expectations on plays, cast and venues!

I will write down something on them!