Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award

The nominees for this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards have been announced. The shortlist was a big cause for celebration for Sheffield Crucible, which picked up two nominations for its productions of the WhatsOnStage Award-winning Life of Pi, directed by Max Webster, as well as Standing at the Sky’s Edge, directed by Robert Hastie with music by Richard Hawley. Another WhatsOnStage Award-winner, Miriam-Teak Lee (& Juliet), … Continue reading Life of Pi, adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti, nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award

Edward Hall’s Blithe Spirit to be released on January 15, 2021 in cinemas and on Sky Cinema

Blithe Spirit, starring Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann, Isla Fisher and Dame Judi Dench will now be available simultaneously on Sky Cinema and NOW TV alongside its big screen release. The adaptation of the classic Noël Coward play was due to hit cinemas in the UK on Boxing Day, but has now been pushed back to January 15, when it will also drop on the home service. … Continue reading Edward Hall’s Blithe Spirit to be released on January 15, 2021 in cinemas and on Sky Cinema

World Premiere of Hymn, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti, part of re-opening season at The Almeida Theatre

“Man, sometimes it takes a long time to sound like yourself” Miles Davis Two men meet at a funeral. Gil knew the deceased. Benny did not. Before long their families are close. Soon they’ll be singing the same tune. Benny is a loner anchored by his wife and children. Gil longs to fulfil his potential. They form a deep bond but as cracks appear in … Continue reading World Premiere of Hymn, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti, part of re-opening season at The Almeida Theatre

Netflix has confirmed Selena: The Series, starring Ricardo Chavira, to premiere 4 December 2020

Almost two years after announcing that a scripted series was on the way, Netflix officially unveiled the release date, new trailer, and key art for the highly anticipated Selena: The Series. Part one of the two-part series, which was developed and executive produced by the Quintanilla family alongside Netflix, will premiere on Dec. 4, 2020. Starring Christian Serratos as the late Mexican-American singer, the series is … Continue reading Netflix has confirmed Selena: The Series, starring Ricardo Chavira, to premiere 4 December 2020

Adrian Lester made CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Actor and director Adrian Lester has been made a CBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The list, which is normally announced at the time of the Queen’s official birthday in June, has been delayed this year due to Covid-19, with 28% of all recipients now awarded honours for their efforts during the pandemic. Adrian said “I’m very pleased to receive this honour. When I … Continue reading Adrian Lester made CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours List