Dear theatre friends,
If you, too, are looking for indoor activities on this frigid, snowy day– I have two ideas for you:
At 6pm, join Sir Tom Stoppard, Jack O’Brien, and the cast of “The Coast of Utopia,” including Ethan Hawke and Billy Crudup, for Lincoln Center’s Roundtable conversation. The best part? It’s free!
Also, time is running short for you to view “The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk”— Emma Rice’s voluptuous love letter to Chagall and his first wife, Bella. Until tomorrow, at 7 pm, you can enjoy this visual feast at a discount, use the code “flovfriends.”
From Jermyn Street Theatre, you can see the magnificent, original production of Beckett Double Bill- “Krapp’s Last Tape” and “The Old Tune”— filmed less than a year ago. I find it hard to believe
I saw Niall Buggy, David Threlfall and James Hayes in these plays, just last February!
For your listening pleasure, I discovered two very worthwhile plays, recorded by Audible. First, is “On Blueberry Hill,” with Niall Buggy and David Ganly reprising their exquisite performances, seen at 59 E 59 theatre in 2019.
Then, do find “Photograph 51” among Audible’s extensive recordings. At Ensemble Studio Theare, a decade ago, I saw Anna Ziegler’s brilliant play about Rosalind Franklin, a somewhat forgotten physicist, whose role in discovering DNA’s double helix structure is often overlokked. The play then went to London, starring Nicole Kidman, in 2015. This recording is from an L.A. production which followed.
I’ll be back shortly with more plays to get us through— until we can revel in the real thing, onstage once more, perhaps in 2021? Happy Christmas and New Year!
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!
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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.