JUST THEATRE AND A BIT OF CINEMA…
PLAYS IN UK
STARTS IN JANUARY
LONDON AND AROUND THE WORLD – THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME – Now Playing at the Gielgud Theatre London and on tour across UK & Ireland + Broadway production –> London and UK Tour site: curiousonstage.com – Facebook Page: curiousonstage – Twitter account: @curiousonstage — Broadway site: curiousonbroadway.com – Facebook Page: CuriousBroadway – Twitter account @CuriousBroadway — (curiosity: there has been a Mexican production, as well, at the Teatro Insurgentes, October 2013 tweet – and in Copenhagen I believe tweet – how far this novel went!). I saw it 18 August 2012 and 04 May 2013 plus with NT Live on 5 May 2015 already, but never say “enough”.
AROUND THE WORLD – WAR HORSE 2007-2016 schedule at the New London Theatre and in other theatres –> sites: nationaltheatre.org.uk and warhorseonstage.com I’ve seen it in London the 8th of August 2013 and the 17th of September 2015, courtesy of War Horse on Stage! Also Holland, Germany and South Africa got their own stage versions! I hope in an Italian version…one day…. West End Run ended the 12 March 2016.
READINGS & PERFORMANCES
UK – LONDON – Guildhall Art Gallery’s Basinghall Suite – GUILDHALL’S ‘OPEN MIC’ SHAKESPEARE DAY: a ‘drop in’ event to encourage people to perform their favourite piece from Shakespeare’s plays will be opened by recitals from actors Simon Russell Beale and John Heffernan, at
@GuildhallLondon on 10 May 2016. Here the information: http://news.cityoflondon.gov.uk/leading-actors-perform-at-guildhalls-open-mic-shakespeare-day/
CURIOUS THEATRES OF ITALY
ITALY – FLORENCE (Tuscany) – RETE DEI TEATRI DI PAGLIA aka STRAW THEATRE – “A theatre built entirely of straw bales: the idea comes from Italy, where in the year 2003, in the small Tuscan village of Rendola (50 km from Florence), the first straw theatre was built by Nicholas Bawtree, an environmental journalist. […]” Continue to read at the sites teatrodipaglia.wordpress.com and strawtheatre.wordpress.com – Twitter account: @teatrodipaglia
ITALY – COTIGNOLA (Emilia Romagna) – NELL’ARENA DELLE BALLE DI PAGLIA aka INTO STRAW BALES ARENA – “The straw bales arena, made up of blades of grass and amphora made of runners, is visited by artists, musicians, and poets.” (cit. emiliaromagnaturismo.com) –> site: primolacotignola.it and Facebook page
GERMANY – BERLIN – Berlinale – February, evey year –> official site: berlinale.de
FRANCE – CANNES – Festival De Cannes – May, every year –> official site: festival-cannes.com
ITALY – VENICE – Venice Film Festival – End of August> Early September every year –> official site: labiennale.org
(related to Performing Arts)
1916-2016 – This year is the 100th anniversary of the creation of Agatha Christie’s Belgian character ERCULE POIROT. I particularly love the TV series version with David Suchet.
1616-2016 – This year two important anniversaries take place: 400 years ago both the writers WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE and MIGUEL DE CERVANTES died, on the same day 23 April. There are several events around the world to celebrate them. Follow the hashtags #Shakespeare400, #ShakespeareLives and
#400Cervantes. A nice emoticon appears in automatic when you write the first two on Twitter, read why here: dailymail.co.uk
MISSED THEATRE IN LONDON?
WHO YOU CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH TO SEE PAST PRODUCTIONS:
National Theatre Live: the National Theatre’s exciting initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre direct to cinemas around the world. ntlive.com
Nexo Digital is the Italian distributor for the NTLive events nexodigital.it
(you can rent or buy the digital version from their sites)
Digital Theatre: the best of British theatre, ballet and opera – Watch online, join in cinemas, get app. digitaltheatre.com
The Globe Player: all the Shakespeare titles staged at The Globe of London available to rent or buy, or in some occasions for free, on globeplayer.tv!!!
Victoria & Albert Museum Archive – Blythe House in London: on previous appointment –> archive
WHAT ABOUT THE OLD NEWS?
You can still read the old news here –> Archive