#AdventwithClowns Day 22 – Anna X (Sky Arts / Now)

Emma Corrin and Nabhaan Rizwan star in the sparky Anna X, filmed this summer at the Harold Pinter Theatre

“Everyone is queer”

I didn’t make it to Anna X in the West End, self-isolation putting the kibosh on my plans but perhaps cognisant that many of us could be in the same situation (or not even willing to risk going to the theatre), Sonia Friedman Productions got the play filmed for inclusion in Sky Arts on Stage, a season celebrating the channel’s first anniversary of being free-to-air.

The show was programmed as part of the RE:EMERGE season – upcoming theatremakers given the West End treatment, indeed Joseph Charlton’s play was first seen at the fringe VAULT festival in 2019. And it makes the leap most successfully – courtesy of Tal Yarden and Mikaela Liakata’s video-centric design and assured direction from Daniel Raggett and Marcus Viner. Continue reading “#AdventwithClowns Day 22 – Anna X (Sky Arts / Now)”

News: RE:EMERGE season announced for the Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a year of extraordinary challenges, and as British theatre begins to find ways to re-emerge from the devastating impact of the enforced shutdown, SFP today announces a season of new plays for a new world. The RE:EMERGE season will create a space for vital, new voices and fresh talent in the West End and beyond, working alongside some of the industry’s greatest theatremakers and artists. The extraordinary collection of plays curated by SFP alongside Ian Rickson – who becomes Artistic Director for the season – tackles urgent issues integral to rebuilding our society, including structural inequality, climate change and the economics of truth in an internet age. Supported by Arts Council England, RE:EMERGE will support the theatre-makers of the future, provide vital work for the freelance community and celebrate the live experience as we begin to build back to the full reopening of British Theatre.

The RE:EMERGE season intends to open to socially-distanced audiences from May to help re-open and re-energise our theatres, and will be staged in a Covid safe environment following government advice and adhering to social distancing guidelines; and in line with Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s See It Safely campaign. Alongside the season, SFP also intends for the comedy The Comeback to return to the West End following its enforced shutdown in December. Continue reading “News: RE:EMERGE season announced for the Harold Pinter Theatre”