Sharon D Clarke announced for The Greatest Wealth new monologue first, do no harm, curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester

Sunday 5 July 2020 at 7pm, YouTube.com/OldVicTheatre One Voice: Monologues funded by the TS Eliot Estate ‘No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means’ Aneurin Bevan Today, The Old Vic announces casting for The Greatest Wealth’s newly commissioned monologue First, Do No Harm, written by Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo and presented as part of Your Old Vic. To complete the … Continue reading Sharon D Clarke announced for The Greatest Wealth new monologue first, do no harm, curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester

Calmer, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti will receive World Premier at Birmingham Rep in the Autumn, directed by Adrian Lester

Calmer, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti, will receive its world premiere in The STUDIO in October. Directed by Adrian Lester, it is a co-production with Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Who can we blame for our mistakes? Sometimes the simplest questions are the hardest to answer.  As eminent psychiatrist Nina’s life starts to unravel, she leans on her mother, Maya, a celebrated self-help guru but Maya’s only concern … Continue reading Calmer, a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti will receive World Premier at Birmingham Rep in the Autumn, directed by Adrian Lester

Adrian Lester joins all star cast for Children in Need album Got It Covered

The album, in aid of BBC Children in Need, is an exciting new venture for the charity this year and features a glittering line-up of some of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed actors from stage and screen who have banded together to help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. A special 90-minute programme showcasing the entire … Continue reading Adrian Lester joins all star cast for Children in Need album Got It Covered

Red Velvet in Guardian’s 50 best theatre shows of 21st Century

A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … The Guardian picks the finest new works of theatre since 2000 by Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand 31 Red Velvet (2012) Theatre history is a rich subject. Lolita Chakrabarti seized on the stunning story of the passions aroused by the London debut in 1833 of the African-American actor Ira Aldridge as Othello. His … Continue reading Red Velvet in Guardian’s 50 best theatre shows of 21st Century

Adrian Lester joins BBC One’s LIFE, an original drama from the team behind Doctor Foster

Adrian Lester will join Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Victoria Hamilton (Doctor Foster), Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle) and a host of British acting talent will star in LIFE, an enthralling new drama which has begun filming in Manchester.  Created and written by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic for BBC One, the six-part drama follows the stories of the … Continue reading Adrian Lester joins BBC One’s LIFE, an original drama from the team behind Doctor Foster