LAURENCE SPELLMAN ENTERS THE JUNGLE WITH TARZAN
We are enormously proud to announce that the brilliant Laurence Spellman will be joining a star-studded cast in David Yates’ new take on Tarzan. Set after his initial experiences of jungle living, Tarzan (to be played by Alexander Skarsgård) has acclimatised to life in London before he is called back to his former home to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Also starring such Hollywood greats as Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz, this has all the makings of a brilliant box office smash. 

Tarzan is due for worldwide release in 2016.

LAURENCE SPELLMAN ENTERS THE JUNGLE WITH TARZAN

We are enormously proud to announce that the brilliant Laurence Spellman will be joining a star-studded cast in David Yates’ new take on Tarzan. Set after his initial experiences of jungle living, Tarzan (to be played by Alexander Skarsgård) has acclimatised to life in London before he is called back to his former home to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. Also starring such Hollywood greats as Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz, this has all the makings of a brilliant box office smash.

Tarzan is due for worldwide release in 2016.

THEATRICAL PRESS NIGHTS FOR YOUR DELECTATION
With another week of summer press nights, another week of dazzling reviews. Here are this week’s highlights from the Scott Marshall office:
The Crucible opened at The Old Vic to enormous critical acclaim and five star reviews across the board. Arthur Miller’s account of the 17th-century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts originally paralleled the anti-communist fear instigated by Senator McCarthy in 1950s America. Yael Farber’s production however focusses on the present danger of religious-fundamentalism. Alongside Richard Armitage in the role of John Proctor, is our own brilliant Adrian Schiller playing Reverend Hale who has amassed equally glittering reviews. There is no doubt that this is an unmissable production. 
“There’s superb support. The standout is Adrian Schiller, who vividly reimagines the role of John Hale”, Henry Hitchings, EVENING STANDARD, *****
“Adrian Schiller movingly captures the crisis of conscience of the Rev John Hale.” Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH, *****

Beth Steel’s dramatic exploration of the miner’s strike and its shaping of modern Britain, Wonderland, also opened last week at the Hampstead Theatre. Focussing on the political and physical actions of those involved in the strike both below and above ground, Steel manages a level-headed 360 degree overview with a unique take on a story which many believe they know. Our own Andrew Havill plays Energy Secretary Peter Walker who, despite his seemingly uncompromising political stance, cuts a surprisingly sympathetic figure in this all-male ensemble. 
“This is a play and a production of rare power and theatrical flair.” Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH, ****
“… the performances, from an impeccably unified ensemble, are riveting… Wonderland is theatre of grit and guts.” Sam Marlowe, THE TIMES, ***

 And finally, The Glass Supper brought roars of laughter to Hampstead Downstairs when it opened last week. Martyn Hesford’s domestic drama cleverly paints a stylised portrait of an evening spent in the countryside, lubricated by alcohol and unsettled by each character’s inner demons. Colin and Marcus’ twenty year relationship and quiet lives are unexpectedly interrupted by Steven and his teenage lover Jamie, holiday acquaintances from the previous year, along with their loud-mouth friend Wendy. With Colin being played tremendously by our own Owen Sharpe, The Glass Supper is a cutting examination of “the chasm between public and private, the mask versus the reality”.
“Abbey Wright’s rich production…  is performed with lip smacking relish by a cast who are spiky and flamboyant, desperate and desirable.” Honour Bayes, THE STAGE, ****
“Good play, good cast [and] numerous laugh-out-loud moments.” Miriam Zendle, WHAT’S ON STAGE, ****

THEATRICAL PRESS NIGHTS FOR YOUR DELECTATION

With another week of summer press nights, another week of dazzling reviews. Here are this week’s highlights from the Scott Marshall office:

The Crucible opened at The Old Vic to enormous critical acclaim and five star reviews across the board. Arthur Miller’s account of the 17th-century witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts originally paralleled the anti-communist fear instigated by Senator McCarthy in 1950s America. Yael Farber’s production however focusses on the present danger of religious-fundamentalism. Alongside Richard Armitage in the role of John Proctor, is our own brilliant Adrian Schiller playing Reverend Hale who has amassed equally glittering reviews. There is no doubt that this is an unmissable production.

“There’s superb support. The standout is Adrian Schiller, who vividly reimagines the role of John Hale”, Henry Hitchings, EVENING STANDARD, *****

Adrian Schiller movingly captures the crisis of conscience of the Rev John Hale.” Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH, *****

Beth Steel’s dramatic exploration of the miner’s strike and its shaping of modern Britain, Wonderland, also opened last week at the Hampstead Theatre. Focussing on the political and physical actions of those involved in the strike both below and above ground, Steel manages a level-headed 360 degree overview with a unique take on a story which many believe they know. Our own Andrew Havill plays Energy Secretary Peter Walker who, despite his seemingly uncompromising political stance, cuts a surprisingly sympathetic figure in this all-male ensemble.

“This is a play and a production of rare power and theatrical flair.” Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH, ****

“… the performances, from an impeccably unified ensemble, are riveting… Wonderland is theatre of grit and guts.” Sam Marlowe, THE TIMES, ***

 And finally, The Glass Supper brought roars of laughter to Hampstead Downstairs when it opened last week. Martyn Hesford’s domestic drama cleverly paints a stylised portrait of an evening spent in the countryside, lubricated by alcohol and unsettled by each character’s inner demons. Colin and Marcus’ twenty year relationship and quiet lives are unexpectedly interrupted by Steven and his teenage lover Jamie, holiday acquaintances from the previous year, along with their loud-mouth friend Wendy. With Colin being played tremendously by our own Owen Sharpe, The Glass Supper is a cutting examination of “the chasm between public and private, the mask versus the reality”.

“Abbey Wright’s rich production…  is performed with lip smacking relish by a cast who are spiky and flamboyant, desperate and desirable.” Honour Bayes, THE STAGE, ****

“Good play, good cast [and] numerous laugh-out-loud moments.” Miriam Zendle, WHAT’S ON STAGE, ****

THIS WEEK’S PRESS NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS

The great theatre just keeps on coming this summer, with three more exciting press nights for Scott Marshall clients last week:

Presented by National Theatre Wales, Mametz is a promenade piece which leads its audiences through rural Monmouthshire, transporting them to the French Mametz Wood and one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Carried by the haunting words of the poets who witnessed this conflict which killed or wounded four thousand of the 38th Welsh Division, the brilliant Michael Elwyn plays an older Llewelyn Wyn Griffith, observing his younger self on the battlefield.  Mametz has received outstanding reviews for its fresh and visceral tribute, including The Telegraph’s Dominic Cavendish hailing it as, “the finest commemoration of the First World War centenary I’ve seen”.

Michael Elwyn’s elderly, reminiscing Griffith relives, with quiet eloquence, the horror..” Kate Bassett, THE TIMES

“The superb acting of the cast… makes this the most impressive, inspiring and deeply moving live performance I have ever witnessed. If you only take in one piece of WWI drama over these four years, this is it.” Jane Oriel, THE BIG ISSUE, *****

National Theatre Wales’ Mametz will be performed at Great Llancayo Upper Wood, Usk until 5 July 2014. 

Last week also saw the opening of The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Tricycle Theatre, starring the brilliant Ronke Adekoluejo as Heather. Following the lives of the privileged sisters and their movements in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, this is the premiere production of New York-based Canadian playwright Adam Bock’s epic family drama. It is another stand-out production at the Tricycle Theatre and one which is no doubt set for an excellent run.

“There’s nicely understated work from Ronke Adekoluejo as Gemma’s observant, unappreciated personal assistant.” Henry Hitchings, THE EVENING STANDARD

“Ronke Adekoluejo, as Gemma’s PA, does admirably” Kate Bassett, THE TIMES

“The quintet of actresses - with Ronke Adekuleujo as Heather, Gemma’s long-suffering PR - inhabit their roles with sparkling brio.” Jane Shilling, THE TELEGRAPH, ****

The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania plays at the Tricycle Theatre until 26 July.

And finally, fiery two-hander My Girl 2 opened at the Old Red Lion on Friday to a packed house. Having been rewritten by original writer Barrie Keeffe to reflect the current British socio-political landscape, My Girl 2 centres on the lives of Sam and Anita: a twenty-something couple with a screaming child, a rundown inner-city flat and a mountain of debt. Our very own Emily Plumtree, who received outstanding reviews, stars as the wife weighted down by the seemingly irrevocable changes in her marriage as well as her enormous pregnant belly.

Plumtree, a lovely actress, never falters in mixing open-faced yearning with the grittiness of her affection and determination to see things through”, Michael Coveney, WHAT’S ON STAGE, ****

 Emily Plumtree’s performance as Anita ensures the production stays vividly three dimensional. She finds the humour, heart and tragedy in the writing – utterly convincing as a woman trying to smile through her terror of potentially losing everything.” Tom Wicker, TIME OUT, ***

My Girl 2 plays at the Old Red Lion in Islington until 12 July 2014. 

TONY CURRAN : BACK AS DATAK
It was with great anticipation that Defiance returned to US channel Syfy for a second series last week, once again starring our very own Tony Curran as Datak Tarr. The American science fiction series, set on a futuristic Earth where various alien life forms have begun to thrive, was developed by Rockne S. O’Bannon and has been praised by US critics for its adventurous flavour and outstanding performances. The premiere episode received an extremely strong viewership which we’re sure will continue throughout the series.

Defiance: Series Two is set to debut on British screens in September on the Syfy UK channel. 

TONY CURRAN : BACK AS DATAK

It was with great anticipation that Defiance returned to US channel Syfy for a second series last week, once again starring our very own Tony Curran as Datak Tarr. The American science fiction series, set on a futuristic Earth where various alien life forms have begun to thrive, was developed by Rockne S. O’Bannon and has been praised by US critics for its adventurous flavour and outstanding performances. The premiere episode received an extremely strong viewership which we’re sure will continue throughout the series.

Defiance: Series Two is set to debut on British screens in September on the Syfy UK channel. 

BROWN HEADS TO THE COURT WITH ADLER AND GIBB
Last week saw the opening of Tim Crouch’s latest play, the curious and innovative Adler and Gibb, at the Royal Court. Crouch is known for portraying his frustration at theatre’s limitations in comparison to the visual arts on stage, and Adler and Gibb did not disappoint audiences in its ambitious tackling of the concept of “reality” in art. The brilliant Amelda Brown stars as Margaret Gibb, a conceptual artist whose house is broken into by an obsessive actress (played by Denise Gough), intent on depicting Gibb’s late lover Janet Adler in a new film about the pair. Both theatrically and intellectually stimulating, Adler and Gibb is another great example of the Royal Court’s brilliance in producing new writing.    
“… there are blazingly good performances from Gough and Brown.” Andrzej Lukowski, TIME OUT, ****

“This fascinating piece is delivered – Crouch sharing the directing credits with his long-time collaborators Karl James and Andy Smith – with typical theatricality” Aleks Sierz, THE STAGE, ****

BROWN HEADS TO THE COURT WITH ADLER AND GIBB

Last week saw the opening of Tim Crouch’s latest play, the curious and innovative Adler and Gibb, at the Royal Court. Crouch is known for portraying his frustration at theatre’s limitations in comparison to the visual arts on stage, and Adler and Gibb did not disappoint audiences in its ambitious tackling of the concept of “reality” in art. The brilliant Amelda Brown stars as Margaret Gibb, a conceptual artist whose house is broken into by an obsessive actress (played by Denise Gough), intent on depicting Gibb’s late lover Janet Adler in a new film about the pair. Both theatrically and intellectually stimulating, Adler and Gibb is another great example of the Royal Court’s brilliance in producing new writing.    

“… there are blazingly good performances from Gough and Brown.” Andrzej Lukowski, TIME OUT, ****

“This fascinating piece is delivered – Crouch sharing the directing credits with his long-time collaborators Karl James and Andy Smith – with typical theatricality” Aleks Sierz, THE STAGE, ****

SCOTT MARSHALL CLIENTS MINGLE WITH MR BURNS AND FATHERS AND SONS AT LONDON PRESS NIGHTS

Another week and another hoard of theatre press nights for the Scott Marshall office to gleefully attend.

Last week saw the official opening of Brian Friel’s Fathers and Sons at the Donmar Warehouse. Described as “after the novel by Ivan Turgenev” rather than a cut-and-paste version of the Russian epic, Fathers and Sons centres on the collision between the young anarchists of the period and the senior establishment. The brilliant Tim McMullan wowed critics as dandyish Pavel: a long-term lodger uncle with a melancholy reserve of honour and decency. With four stars across the board, there is no doubt that Lyndsey Turner’s excellent production is another must-see at the Donmar.  

“Tim McMullan gives one of the best displays I’ve ever seen of the superfluous man, a Europhile dandy who conceals his secret unhappiness through the perfect adjustment of his cravat and his obsessive devotion to the novels of Mrs Radcliffe.” Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN, ****

“Tim McMullan is exquisitely funny and ineffably sad as Pavel…”, Paul Taylor, THE INDEPENDENT, ****

“Mr McMullan has for some time been a reliable comedy turn but here he moves to another level portraying a stodgy, ultimately honourable sausage. Superb.” Quentin Letts, DAILY MAIL, ****

Fathers and Sons plays at the Donmar Warehouse until 26 July 2014.

The UK premiere of Mr Burns, Anne Washburn’s “post-electric”, Simpsons-infused apocalyptic saga, also opened last week to a packed Almeida Theatre. The inventive and innovative plot, perfectly described by Michael Coveney in his 5 star review for What’s On Stage, centres on a “futuristic cultural recovery in the wake of a nuclear plant disaster on the East coast of America, with songs”. Our own Wunmi Mosaku joins an outstanding ensemble of eight for Robert Icke’s unpredictable roller-coaster of a show which promises to be a unique theatrical experience for any audience member.

“The bold vistas of Washburn’s imagination are thrillingly provocative. Icke’s production fires on all cylinders.” Andrzej Lukowski, TIME OUT, ****

"This will be the wildest, wackiest show of the year, no contest; it’s also a brilliantly inventive and engaging production… the Almeida simply does not do anything safe (or) predictable.” Michael Coveney, WHAT’S ON STAGE, *****

Mr Burns runs at the Almeida Theatre until the 26 July.

FRANCIS MATTHEWS

It is with great sadness that we announce the death on the 14 June of our long-standing client Francis Matthews. A matinee idol, comic genius and a true gentleman, probably best known for playing the eponymous role in TV’s Paul Temple, we were really proud to represent him. The fact that he was a firm favourite of Morecambe and Wise, appearing in several of their comedy specials and in all of their films, we think speaks volumes. There are excellent obituaries to be found in the Guardian, The Times and the Yorkshire Evening Post. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.
If you would like to get in touch with us regarding the funeral, please feel free to do so. 

FRANCIS MATTHEWS

It is with great sadness that we announce the death on the 14 June of our long-standing client Francis Matthews. A matinee idol, comic genius and a true gentleman, probably best known for playing the eponymous role in TV’s Paul Temple, we were really proud to represent him. The fact that he was a firm favourite of Morecambe and Wise, appearing in several of their comedy specials and in all of their films, we think speaks volumes. There are excellent obituaries to be found in the Guardian, The Times and the Yorkshire Evening Post. We extend our condolences to his family and friends.

If you would like to get in touch with us regarding the funeral, please feel free to do so. 

FRUITY NEW CHANNEL 4 DRAMA, BANANA, GIVES HANNAH JOHN KAMEN AN A-PEELING ROLE

Last week, Channel 4 announced the cast for Russell T Davies’ new, hugely anticipated drama Banana for E4. With a focus on exciting and emerging talent from the fields of acting, writing and directing, we too are proud to announce that our own Hannah John-Kamen will play the role of Violet: a feisty explosion of positive energy in hot pursuit of fellow lesbian Sian. Banana is a series of eight witty, charming and unique stand-alone stories, offering an often outrageous peek into the lives, loves and losses of the contemporary LGBT community. Banana, alongside Cucumber and Tofu, is one of three interlinked programmes for E4 devised by Davies, the creator of landmark series Queer as Folk, and it seems this witty, ambitious project is once again set positively to shake up the Channel 4 network. 

FRUITY NEW CHANNEL 4 DRAMA, BANANA, GIVES HANNAH JOHN KAMEN AN A-PEELING ROLE

Last week, Channel 4 announced the cast for Russell T Davies’ new, hugely anticipated drama Banana for E4. With a focus on exciting and emerging talent from the fields of acting, writing and directing, we too are proud to announce that our own Hannah John-Kamen will play the role of Violet: a feisty explosion of positive energy in hot pursuit of fellow lesbian Sian. Banana is a series of eight witty, charming and unique stand-alone stories, offering an often outrageous peek into the lives, loves and losses of the contemporary LGBT community. Banana, alongside Cucumber and Tofu, is one of three interlinked programmes for E4 devised by Davies, the creator of landmark series Queer as Folk, and it seems this witty, ambitious project is once again set positively to shake up the Channel 4 network. 

JOE BLAKEMORE AND MATT WHITCHURCH

An enormous welcome to Joe Blakemore and Matt Whitchurch who have recently joined us from RADA. They can both currently be seen in their last RADA production, Carlo Goldoni’s There and Back, directed by Simona Gonella. We are really excited to start working with them both.

PRESS NIGHTS GALORE

It has been another extraordinary week for Scott Marshall clients with theatre press nights on both sides of the pond and some lovely reviews for all.

Pressure opened in at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester to some absolutely rave reviews. This new play, written by and starring David Haig, focuses on the debate between American and British meteorologists  during the days leading up to D-day: highlighting the passion, drive and immense pressure its characters were under at this crucial turning point in the Second World War. Appearing alongside Haig are our own Tim Beckmann and Gilly Gilchrist who are both immensely enjoying being part of this fantastic run.

“[Tim Beckmann gives] an entertainingly oleaginous performance… I cannot recommend Pressure too highly.”  Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH,*****

Tim Beckmann is excellent as the cocksure Krick… how refreshing to be reminded of the importance of meteorologists and other backroom staff – theirs is a story that’s often forgotten” Maxwell Cooter, WHAT’S ON STAGE, ****

Pressure plays at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester until 28th June 2014.

The National Theatre’s Shed space is currently the setting for Polly Stenham’s latest play, Hotel: a gripping, raw and powerful glimpse into the misfortunes of a privileged British family holidaying in a luxurious resort on an island off the coast of Kenya. Our own brilliant Susan Wokoma stars as hotel maid, Nala, who plays a pivotal role in the Stenham’s inevitably dramatic and shocking gear shift.

Susan Wokoma fascinatingly enigmatic hotel maid takes the play into furious and savage new territory.” Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH,****

“A thrilling production. This may well be the most powerful new play of the year.” Aleks Sierz, THE STAGE, ****

Hotel plays at the Shed, National Theatre until 2nd August 2014

And finally, Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth opened off-Broadway at the Park Avenue Armory, showcasing the work of a host of Scott Marshall clients. Hailed in Variety as “a muddy, bloody treat”, Branagh has created an action-packed spectacle for audiences and is joined on stage by Charlie Cameron as one of the Weird Sisters and Tom Godwin as the Porter, whose performance Ben Brantley of the New York Times particularly enjoyed. Christopher Shutt’s excellent sound design is also remarked upon in reviews for helping to create “the unnerving sounds of live battle”. There is no doubt that this is one hell of a show!

“This is the summer blockbuster that we wait for every year… one of those action-packed, spectacle-drenched shows that sweep you right into their fraught, churning worlds and refuse to release you until the lights come up — and maybe not even then.” Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Macbeth runs at the Park Avenue Armoury, New York until the 22nd June 2014.

BRIMMING WITH PRIDE AT CANNES
As Cannes Film Festival 2014 drew to a close on the 25th May, one of the British films screened which continued to be on everybody’s lips was Pride, the first produced feature script by actor Stephen Beresford. Set during the 1984 Miner’s Strike, Pride manages to winningly capture the inspirational story of how a London based group, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, helped a small Welsh community in their struggle within Margaret Thatcher’s Britain. Pride is tipped to follow in the footsteps of home-grown box office successes Billy Elliot and The Full Monty and we are immensely proud that five Scott Marshall clients (Sophie Evans, Neal Barry, Henry Garrett, Will Haddington and Tomos Eames) feature alongside the likes of Bill Nighy and Paddy Considine in this deft crowd-pleaser.

Pride is set for general release across the UK on 12th September 2014.

BRIMMING WITH PRIDE AT CANNES

As Cannes Film Festival 2014 drew to a close on the 25th May, one of the British films screened which continued to be on everybody’s lips was Pride, the first produced feature script by actor Stephen Beresford. Set during the 1984 Miner’s Strike, Pride manages to winningly capture the inspirational story of how a London based group, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, helped a small Welsh community in their struggle within Margaret Thatcher’s Britain. Pride is tipped to follow in the footsteps of home-grown box office successes Billy Elliot and The Full Monty and we are immensely proud that five Scott Marshall clients (Sophie Evans, Neal Barry, Henry Garrett, Will Haddington and Tomos Eames) feature alongside the likes of Bill Nighy and Paddy Considine in this deft crowd-pleaser.

Pride is set for general release across the UK on 12th September 2014.

 QUIETLY TAKES SOHO THEATRE BY STORM
Last week, Owen McCafferty’s Irish drama Quietly opened at Soho Theatre, starring the brilliant Patrick O’Kane. The production, which won the Fringe First Award at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, centres on the lives of two Northern Irishmen who, although total strangers, share a violent past. Ian (played by Declan Conlan) threw a bomb through a pub door when he was 16, the same age Jimmy (our own Patrick O’Kane) was when his father was killed in the blast. This powerful, intense look at The Troubles, is a story of grief and forgiveness which has once again been hailed by critics for facing issues of continuing importance in modern Northern Ireland.  
“It’s like watching an eggshell try to contain a landmine – a truly remarkable evening.” Rachel Halliburton, TIME OUT, ****
“Patrick O’Kane is riveting as Jimmy, glowering with pent-up rage: you flinch every time he moves… Quietly excellent drama.” Sarah Flemming, FINANCIAL TIMES, ****
“O’Kane bristles with explosive anger… the play shows - more powerfully than any other depiction I have seen - how the Troubles still dominate Belfast’s everyday life and is timely reminder that wounds that deep don’t heal so easily.” Anna McKie, THE GUARDIAN

Quietly plays at London’s Soho Theatre until the 22nd June 2014. 

 QUIETLY TAKES SOHO THEATRE BY STORM

Last week, Owen McCafferty’s Irish drama Quietly opened at Soho Theatre, starring the brilliant Patrick O’Kane. The production, which won the Fringe First Award at last year’s Edinburgh Festival, centres on the lives of two Northern Irishmen who, although total strangers, share a violent past. Ian (played by Declan Conlan) threw a bomb through a pub door when he was 16, the same age Jimmy (our own Patrick O’Kane) was when his father was killed in the blast. This powerful, intense look at The Troubles, is a story of grief and forgiveness which has once again been hailed by critics for facing issues of continuing importance in modern Northern Ireland.  

“It’s like watching an eggshell try to contain a landmine – a truly remarkable evening.” Rachel Halliburton, TIME OUT, ****

Patrick O’Kane is riveting as Jimmy, glowering with pent-up rage: you flinch every time he moves… Quietly excellent drama.” Sarah Flemming, FINANCIAL TIMES, ****

O’Kane bristles with explosive anger… the play shows - more powerfully than any other depiction I have seen - how the Troubles still dominate Belfast’s everyday life and is timely reminder that wounds that deep don’t heal so easily.” Anna McKie, THE GUARDIAN

Quietly plays at London’s Soho Theatre until the 22nd June 2014. 

LEWIS REEVES AND RICHARD CANT SPEND A NIGHT WITH REG
We are enormously proud to announce that Scott Marshall clients Lewis Reeves and Richard Cant will constitute a third of the cast in the Donmar Warehouse’s much anticipated revival of Kevin Elyot’s Award-Winning comedy, My Night with Reg. First produced in 1994 by the Royal Court Theatre and later transferring to the West End, My Night with Reg defined a moment in the lives of gay men and became an instant classic. Set in the mid-80s during the height of the mounting AIDS crisis, the play examines the fallout within a group of gay friends after the apparent promiscuity of Reg, a core member but who, interestingly, never appears on stage. With Richard playing Bernie and new poster boy Lewis in the role of Eric, My Night with Reg is set to beautifully capture the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

My Night with Reg runs at the Donmar Warehouse from the 31st July – 27th September 2014.

LEWIS REEVES AND RICHARD CANT SPEND A NIGHT WITH REG

We are enormously proud to announce that Scott Marshall clients Lewis Reeves and Richard Cant will constitute a third of the cast in the Donmar Warehouse’s much anticipated revival of Kevin Elyot’s Award-Winning comedy, My Night with Reg. First produced in 1994 by the Royal Court Theatre and later transferring to the West End, My Night with Reg defined a moment in the lives of gay men and became an instant classic. Set in the mid-80s during the height of the mounting AIDS crisis, the play examines the fallout within a group of gay friends after the apparent promiscuity of Reg, a core member but who, interestingly, never appears on stage. With Richard playing Bernie and new poster boy Lewis in the role of Eric, My Night with Reg is set to beautifully capture the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.

My Night with Reg runs at the Donmar Warehouse from the 31st July – 27th September 2014.

EVE MYLES JOINS THE CAST OF BROADCHURCH FOR ITS EPIC RETURN

It is with great excitement that we can finally announce the brilliant Eve Myles will be joining the multi-award winning cast of ITV’s Broadchurch for its hugely anticipated second series. Having scooped a whopping three BAFTAs at the weekend, including the award for Best Drama, the first series of the critically acclaimed crime thriller centred on the devastation caused in a small seaside community after the body of a young boy is discovered on the beach. Evewill be joining Olivia Colman and David Tennant, who are both set to return to the fictional Dorset village, for a series that will no doubt have everyone, once again, glued to their telly screens.

THE PAJAMA GAME PLAYS IN LONDON
After an incredibly successful run at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester in 2013, last week saw Joanna Riding reprise her role as Babe Williams at the press night of Richard Eyre’s The Pajama Game. As the feisty Union Rep at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, she falls for the new Superintendent, Sid Sorokin, played by Michael Xavier. With its refreshing fusion of toe-tapping musical numbers and passionate politics, if the outstanding reviews are anything to go by, The Pajama Gamewill no doubt boundlessly delight Shaftesbury audiences throughout the summer.
“Joanna Ridingis touching as the heroine who puts the interest of the union before the demands of her heart, and there is a real fizz in her relationship with Michael Xavier’s Sid” Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH, 5*
“Joanna Riding [shows a] mix of gritty determination and good nature as the passionate Babe.” Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN, 5*
“Joanna Riding is marvellous as Babe, with huge stage charisma and radiance: strong and vulnerable, a classic tough cookie with a tender heart.” Christopher Hart, THE TIMES, 3*
“Joanna Riding … brings a punchy zest and fire to the character” Mark Shenton, THE STAGE

The Pajama Game plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre for a limited run until the 13th September.

THE PAJAMA GAME PLAYS IN LONDON

After an incredibly successful run at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester in 2013, last week saw Joanna Riding reprise her role as Babe Williams at the press night of Richard Eyre’s The Pajama Game. As the feisty Union Rep at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, she falls for the new Superintendent, Sid Sorokin, played by Michael Xavier. With its refreshing fusion of toe-tapping musical numbers and passionate politics, if the outstanding reviews are anything to go by, The Pajama Gamewill no doubt boundlessly delight Shaftesbury audiences throughout the summer.

Joanna Ridingis touching as the heroine who puts the interest of the union before the demands of her heart, and there is a real fizz in her relationship with Michael Xavier’s Sid” Charles Spencer, THE TELEGRAPH, 5*

Joanna Riding [shows a] mix of gritty determination and good nature as the passionate Babe.” Michael Billington, THE GUARDIAN, 5*

Joanna Riding is marvellous as Babe, with huge stage charisma and radiance: strong and vulnerable, a classic tough cookie with a tender heart.” Christopher Hart, THE TIMES, 3*

Joanna Riding … brings a punchy zest and fire to the character” Mark Shenton, THE STAGE

The Pajama Game plays at the Shaftesbury Theatre for a limited run until the 13th September.