Adrian Lester joins cast of National Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet

Further casting has been announced for Romeo and Juliet, the filmed version of Shakespeare’s play created at the National Theatre. Led by Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley, the tragedy is directed by Simon Godwin and adapted for the screen by Emily Burns – with the full set being completely Covid-compliant. Adrian Lester will play the Prince in the film. Also joining the cast is Lloyd Hutchinson … Continue reading Adrian Lester joins cast of National Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet

The Almeida announces live streamed performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn

The world premiere production which was originally due to play to socially distanced audiences will now be streamed live from the theatre for five performances from Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 February. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the play features Adrian Lester in the role of Gil and Danny Sapani as Benny. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said, “After being forced to cancel the run of Hymn, we’re so pleased to have still found a way to offer … Continue reading The Almeida announces live streamed performances of Lolita Chakrabarti’s Hymn

National Theatre launches streaming service featuring Adrian Lester’s Othello

The National Theatre is launching its own paid-for streaming service featuring an on-demand library of shows, which it is hoped will generate a new and crucial source of income as it emerges from the pandemic. National Theatre at Home, which goes live today (December 1), is intended as an “online streaming destination” for theatre audiences and is a longer term iteration of the theatre’s lockdown … Continue reading National Theatre launches streaming service featuring Adrian Lester’s Othello

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