Dear theatre friends,
Now that Thanksgiving has been effectively cancelled, we need some good theatre to raise our spirits. I try to find plays which will have real substance– unlike a “Critic’s Pick” in today’s New York Times, which was described as “flimsy.” I hope my choices will be engaging and memorable– I do love getting your positive feedback!
I’ve investigated many resources, and Timeout has done much of my work for me Here’s a listing of plays, cabaret, even opera, which will lighten these gloomy days. Do look at “Emilia,” an Olivier Award winner– only on until December 2nd. Here’s a very favorable review.
If holiday frivolity is needed— one night only, on November 26th, you can see the extravaganza, An Evening at Joe’s, Part Three. For more toe-tapping song and dance, you can also see Parts One and Two on YouTube.
Trust PlayCo to bring us timely intelligent work, even in isolation, such as “This is Who I Am” by Amir Nizar Zuabi. About a separated father and son, it premieres December 5th and is broadcast live nightly.
If you missed any of the Old Vic In Camera plays: Stephen Beresford’s “Three Kings” with Andrew Scott; “Faith Healer” by Brian Friel; Duncan Macmillan’s “Lungs” with Claire Foy and Matt Smith– you have another chance to see them! Beginning Wednesday, the 25th, you can buy tickets at In Camera: Playback. Don’t miss these– and hurry; they were sold out when first broadcast.
Another not-to-be-missed opportunity– the National Theatre will offer “Official Death of England: Delroy” on YouTube, beginning in four days. The Guardian review calls it “brash and brilliant theatre.”
And to close– you may have missed my previous newsletter with the exciting announcement that my 2017 Best of Edinburgh Winner, “The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk” will be streamed December 11th- 18th. It is sheer joy! And to you, my readers, an extra incentive to book– a 50% discount with the code “flovfriends.”
That’s all for now!
Aren’t we fortunate to be living during this plague and not Sophocles’? Or, are you overwhelmed by choice?
Again, if you discover other theatre-related news– please get in touch: Carol@BestofEdinburgh.org.
And, need I reiterate? I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content!
Please send other theatre related information, or do try to recall a story you’d like me to post.
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.