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Against (2017-08-Almeida Theatre-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Almeida Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Saturday 12 August 2017Première : Saturday 12 August 2017Dernière : Saturday 30 September 2017Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Adelle Leonce, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Wirthner
Birthday Party (The) (2018-01-Harold Pinter Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 09 January 2018Première : Thursday 18 January 2018Dernière : Saturday 14 April 2018Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Toby Jones, Zoe Wanamaker, Stephen ManganCommentaires : Why Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party was cancelled after eight performances, but went on to become a classic?Commentaires longs: A new production of Harold Pinter’s play The Birthday Party opens this week – at the apt venue of the Harold Pinter Theatre, no less – with a crack cast featuring Zoe Wanamaker, Toby Jones and Stephen Mangan. It will open with the pomp and parade that most major West End plays do nowadays, especially as this is regarded as one of Pinter’s best work. But when the play premiered, it nearly halted the young Pinter’s career in its tracks.
The Birthday Party was Pinter’s second play, the follow-up to his debut, The Room. Pinter’s first work told the story of Rose and Bert Hudd, who live in a rooming house in an English seaside town, and are paid a visit by some unwelcome, unannounced visitors. When The Room was first performed at the University of Bristol in May 1957, local press described it as “a hit” while the Sunday Times’ critic Harold Hobson labelled the play a “revelation”.
He said: “The Room is an experience. I believe it was discovered, directly or indirectly, by the Department of Drama. It is a matter for them of pride.”
Cast of The Birthday Party
A promising start for a promising playwright, then, who would have entered the process of mounting his second play with some confidence. The Room and The Birthday Party bear striking similarities: both are set in bed and breakfast-style boarding houses run by a childless couple in nameless English seaside towns, when its lodgers are disturbed by visitors. In the latter play, the boarding house is inhabited by Stanley, an out-of-work piano player who is thrown a birthday party when his visitors arrive.
The play briefly toured parts of the UK in 1958, and it was warmly received on its pre-London tour of Cambridge, Oxford and Wolverhampton. In The Cambridge Review, it was reported by their critic that the play “is certainly the best acted and best directed piece seen at that address for many months” yet “the quality of The Birthday Party seems debatable”.
Producers Michael Codron and David Hall took the play to the Lyric Opera House in Hammersmith (now simply known as the Lyric Hammersmith) for its London premiere. They’d managed to sign up director Peter Wood, who had been the resident director at the Oxford Playhouse and later, the Arts Theatre in London.
Despite the promise, the reviews were damning. The Daily Telegraph’s WA Darlington wrote: “Oh well, I can give him one word of cheer. He might have been a dramatic critic, condemned to sit through plays like this.”
The morning after the first performance of the play (19th May 1958), Pinter sat down at a local café, and was devastated by what he read. He told Guardian critic and Pinter’s biographer Michael Billington: “I was shattered. I thought there and then that I'd give up writing plays and concentrate on novels and poetry. I came back to our flat and said to my wife, Vivien, 'I'm giving up the whole bloody business. What's the point?”
The Birthday Party closed the following Saturday, after just eight performances, and Pinter took a break in the Cotswolds with his wife. When he picked up a copy of the Sunday Times, he read what he described as an “extraordinarily appreciative review by Harold Hobson”, the same critic who heaped on praise for Pinter’s first work, The Room.
Hobson wrote: “Now I am well aware that Mr Pinter’s play received extremely bad notices last Tuesday morning… Deliberately, I am willing to risk whatever reputation I have as a judge of plays by saying that The Birthday Party is not a Fourth, not even a Second, but a First; and that Pinter, on the evidence of his work, possesses the most original, disturbing and arresting talent in theatrical London.”
Hobson’s review in The Times may well have had a big part in saving Pinter’s career. It’s believed that the context of the London theatre scene in the late fifties, which was sprinkled with comedies and thrillers, led to the bitterness The Birthday Party, and many other plays of the time that challenged the form, fell victim of. They were simply ahead of their time.
“Mr Pinter and The Birthday Party”, Hobson’s closing line reads, “despite their experiences last week, will be heard of again. Make a note of their names.” And that they were. The play was produced in New York in 1967, and received a 50th anniversary production at the Lyric Hammersmith – the now renovated home of its first run – on 19th May 2008, starring Sheila Hancock and attended by Pinter himself.
Sitting down to read the reviews in the morning papers would have been a thoroughly more positive experience for Pinter this time round, and those involved in the latest production, which begins previews tonight, will be hoping for a similar experience.
Day I stood still (The) (1998-01-Cottesloe Theatre-NT-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Dorfman TheatreDurée : 5 mois Nombre : 62 représentationsPremière Preview : InconnuPremière : Thursday 22 January 1998Dernière : Saturday 27 June 1998Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Daisy Beaumont, Geoffrey Church, Callum Dixon, Oliver Milburn, Catherine Russell, Adrian Scarborough, Joseph Swash , Jake Wood.Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH of the EVENING STANDARD says " Ian Rickson's superlatively cast production imposes just the right air of dreamy strangeness". BILL HAGERTY of THE NEWS OF THE WORLD was disappointed with the play, saying that Elyot had unintentionally explored the same theme as 'My night With Reg', but he still thought the play was "Witty" and "Splendidly acted". KATE STRATTEN of TIME OUT says, " It's an evening of distinctly qualified pleasures". BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE of THE TIMES describes it as "A most appealing play" and PETER HEPPLE of THE STAGE describes it has "Richly satisfying".
Electra (2014-09-Old Vic-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Old Vic (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Monday 22 September 2014Première : Wednesday 01 October 2014Dernière : Saturday 20 December 2014Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Kristin Scott Thomas (Electra), Liz White (Chrysothemis), Jack Lowden (Orestes), Diana Quick (Clytemnestra), Golda Rosheuvel (Chorus), Thalissa Teixeira (Chorus), Peter Wight (Servant), Julia Dearden (Chorus), Tyrone Huggins (Aegisthus)
Evening at the Talk House (2015-11-Dorfman Theatre-NT-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Dorfman TheatreDurée : 4 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 17 November 2015Première : Tuesday 24 November 2015Dernière : Wednesday 30 March 2016Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Anna Calder-Marshall, Josh Hamilton, Sinead Matthews, Stuart Milligan, Joseph Mydell, Wallace Shawn, Simon Shepherd, Naomi Wirthner
Jerusalem (2011-10-Apollo Theatre-London)Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Apollo Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 4 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Saturday 08 October 2011Première : Monday 17 October 2011Dernière : Saturday 14 January 2012Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Mackenzie Crook (Ginger), Mark Rylance (Johnny Byron), Max Baker (Wesley), Alan David (The Professor), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Phaedra), Johnny Flynn (Lee), Geraldine Hughes (Dawn), Danny Kirrane (Davey), Charlotte Mills (Tanya), Sarah Moyle (Ms Fawcett), Harvey Robinson (Mr Parsons), Johnny Flynn, Geraldine Hughes, Danny KirraneCommentaires : Jerusalem received its world premiere at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in July 2009, when the show received rapturous reviews, before transferring to both the West End and Broadway.
Jerusalem (2011-10-Apollo Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Apollo Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Thursday 28 January 2010Première : Wednesday 10 February 2010Dernière : Saturday 24 April 2010Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Mark Rylance (Johnny Byron), Mackenzie Crook (Ginger), Jessica Barden (Pea), Tom Brooke (Lee), Alan David (The Professor), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Phaedra), Lennie Harvey (Marky), Gerard Horan (Wesley), Danny Kirrane (Davey), Charlotte Mills (Tanya), Sarah Moyle (Ms Fawcett), Harvey Robinson (Mr Parsons), Barry Sloane (Troy Whitworth)Commentaires : Jerusalem received its world premiere at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in July 2009, when the show received rapturous reviews, before transferring to both the West End and Broadway.
Jerusalem (2022-04-Apollo Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Apollo Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Saturday 16 April 2022Première : Thursday 28 April 2022Dernière : Wednesday 10 August 2022Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Mark Rylance (Johnny Byron), Mackenzie Crook (Ginger), Kemi Awoderu, Alan David, Shane David-Joseph, Gerard Horan, Ed Kear, Charlotte O'Leary, Indra Ove, Jack Riddiford, Barry Sloane, Niky Wardley, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Kobe Champion-Norville, Jesse Manzi, Matteo Philbert, Abigail Green, Callum Sheridan-Lee, Greg Snowden, Anthony Taylor.
Mojo (2013-11-Harold Pinter Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Saturday 26 October 2013Première : Wednesday 13 November 2013Dernière : Saturday 25 January 2014Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Brendan Coyle (Mickey) , Rupert Grint (Sweets), Daniel Mays (Potts), Ben Whishaw (Baby) , Colin Morgan (Skinny), Tom Rhys Harries (Silver Johnny)
Nest (The) (2016-10-Young Vic-The Maria-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Young Vic Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : The MariaDurée : 4 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Friday 28 October 2016Première : Friday 28 October 2016Dernière : Saturday 26 November 2016Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Caoilfhionn Dunne, Laurence KinlanCommentaires : Conor McPherson has written a powerful new version of the German classic.
A fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, directed by Ian Rickson.Presse : ★★★★ “Stealthy, absorbing - Ian Rickson’s production throbs with tension and fear” The Times
★★★★ “A quiet and immensely touching production - Kinlan is tremendous” Financial Times
★★★★ “Tender, ominous and powerfully watchable” The Sunday Times
"A potent production with a brooding original score by PJ Harvey" Evening Standard
"Nuanced performances from Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan" The Telegraph
"The Nest’s environmental message couldn't be more topical" The Guardian
"Immaculately directed by Rickson” Time Out
“Kroetz is an exceptional dramatist” The Guardian
“Conor McPherson is the finest playwright of his generation" New York Times
Now We Are Here (2016-07-Young Vic-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Young Vic Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Main StageDurée : 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Wednesday 20 July 2016Première : Wednesday 20 July 2016Dernière : InconnuMise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Gary Beadle, Manish Gandhi, Jonathan Livingstone, Golda RosheuvelPresse : ★★★★ “This is seductive theatre, persuasive protest – the stories will haunt you” The Times
★★★★ “Ian Rickson directs this sensitive, compelling production which strips away everything but the bare minimum needed for these voices to be heard” The Independent
★★★★ “Simple but starkly affecting – anyone still in any doubt about theatre’s ability to tackle the pressing stories of the day should acquaint themselves sharpish with the Young Vic’s wholly admirable Horizons season” The Evening Standard
Rosmersholm (2019-05-Duke of Yorks Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Duke of Yorks Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Wednesday 24 April 2019Première : Thursday 02 May 2019Dernière : Saturday 20 July 2019Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Hayley Atwell, Tom Burke, Giles Terera, Lucy Briers, Jake Fairbrother, Peter Wight, Gavin Antony, Ebony Buckle, Piers Hampton, Maureen Hibbert, Robyn Lovell, Alice VilanculoCommentaires : First written in 1886, Rosmersholm is considered one of Ibsen's masterpieces. It centres around Johannes Rosmer and his free-spirited housekeeper, Rebecca West, who are both haunted by the spirit of Rosmer's wife, who committed one year before the play begins. This new version of the play by Duncan Macmillan sees an election looming, with John Rosmer faced with a choice between conservative traditions, or a new freedom.
The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia? (2017-04-Haymarket Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Haymarket Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Friday 24 March 2017Première : Wednesday 05 April 2017Dernière : Saturday 24 June 2017Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Damian LewisCommentaires : The original London production played at the Almeida Theatre in 2004 and was nominated for 3 Olivier Awards including Best New Play. Jonathan Pryce starred as Martin Gray, with Kate Fahy as Stevie and Eddie Redmayne as Billy.
Translations (2018-05-Olivier Theatre-National Theatre-London)Type de série:
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Olivier TheatreDurée : 2 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 22 May 2018Première : Wednesday 30 May 2018Dernière : Saturday 11 August 2018Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Colin Morga, Ciaran Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Aoife Duffin, Adetomiwa Edun, Michelle Fox, Laurence Kinlan, Seamus O'Hara, Judith Roddy, Rufus Wright
Translations (2019-10-Olivier Theatre-NT-London)Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Olivier TheatreDurée : 1 mois 4 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 15 October 2019Première : Monday 21 October 2019Dernière : Wednesday 18 December 2019Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Dermot Crowley, Ciarán Hinds, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy, Rufus Wright, Jack Bardoe, Liádan Dunlea, Fra Fee, Amy Molloy and Julian Moore-Cook.Commentaires : Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production returns. Ciarán Hinds reprises his critically acclaimed role of patriarch and school master, Hugh, whose livelihood and culture are at risk. He will be re-joined by Seamus O’Hara and Judith Roddy.Presse : ★★★★★ A flawless production. A culture-clash masterpiece.
★★★★★ A true modern classic. Directed with immense sensitivity.
★★★★★ A wild achievement. Tremendous production of a singular classic.
Uncle Vanya (2020-01-Harold Pinter Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Harold Pinter Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 14 January 2020Première : Thursday 23 January 2020Dernière : Saturday 02 May 2020Mise en scène : Ian Rickson • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Toby Jones (Vanya), Richard Armitage (Astrov), Dearbhla Molloy (Grandmaman), Anna Calder-Marshall (Nana), Ciaran Hinds (Professor Serebryakov), Aimee Lou Wood (Sonya), Rosalind Eleazar (Yelena), Peter Wight (Telegin).Commentaires : Toby Jones and Richard Armitage in a revival of Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The production will feature a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's original text by Conor McPherson.
"It's an honour to present a new translation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, Uncle Vanya, one of the most influential plays ever written. The river of classic plays which flow from its spring, acknowledged by Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller and Brian Friel to name a few, is a monumental testament to its enduring power. And it shows no sign of abating. Chekhov's portrayal of how the rituals of our daily existence can be blindsided by thwarted desire continues to fascinate playwrights and audiences alike. Touching off that energy has been a personal privilege and I'm hugely excited to see this production come to life." Conor McPherson