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

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

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