red velvet opens to critical acclaim

Adrian Lester is brilliant in this role.. he got a standing ovation and deserved it.  The Times **** A triumphant return for Adrian Lester as pioneering black actor Ira Aldridge. Time Out **** But he’s (Adrian Lester) never been better than as Ira Aldridge, the black American actor pelted with abuse when he appeared as Othello at Covent Garden in 1833.  Evening Standard **** Lester’s magnificent … Continue reading red velvet opens to critical acclaim

motherfucker with the hat wins best play

Motherfucker with the Hat, starring Ricardo Chavira and directed by Indhu Rubasingham was awarded the Best Play award at the prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which took place at the Old Vic Theatre on Sunday 22nd November 2015. A roll call of stars including Nicole Kidman, Adrian Lester, Ruth Wilson, Anne-Marie Duff and Dominic West stepped out to celebrate British theatre at the annual London Evening … Continue reading motherfucker with the hat wins best play

motherfucker with the hat starring ricardo chavira nominated for two evening standard theatre awards

The National Theatre’s production of Motherfucker with the Hat, which starred Ricardo Chavira, has been nominated for two Evening Standard Theatre Awards.. Best Play and Best Director. The 61st Evening Standard Theatre Awards are held in partnership with The Ivy. The winners will be announced at a ceremony presented by Rob Brydon and co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen. LONDON … Continue reading motherfucker with the hat starring ricardo chavira nominated for two evening standard theatre awards

red velvet comes to the west end

The Tricycle Theatre Production of Red Velvet Imagined experiences based on the true story of Ira Aldridge by LOLITA CHAKRABARTI Cast includes ADRIAN LESTER 23 JANUARY – 27 FEBRUARY 2016 Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the … Continue reading red velvet comes to the west end