Fanos Xenofós tours the UK with The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Fanos Xenofós tours the UK in The Beekeeper of Aleppo, produced by Nottingham Playhouse in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and UK Productions Ltd.

Adapted for the stage by Nesrin Alrefaai and Matthew Spangler, from the International No.1 Bestseller by Christy Lefteri. The production has been decribed as “essential viewing” by Broadway World.

“…there is a well-observed vignette of the desperate to be helpful, English volunteer Neil. Played exquisitely by Fanos Xenofos, he is helplessly apologetic that he and his clipboard cannot be of more service.”

Opening at the Nottingham Playhouse in February, the show tours the UK through to Summer 2023.

Five Actorum performers at the Edinburgh Fringe

Sara Hazemi appeared in three shows with Paines Plough in their Roundabout season at Summerhall: A Sudden Violent Burst of Rain, Half-Empty Glasses and The Ultimate Pickle.

Ewa Dina played Abidemi in the world premier of Silkworm.

Ben Galpin returned to play Dave the Hero Trainer in the Olivier Award nominated puppetry show Dragons and Mythical Beasts.

Kate Spiro and Chris Porter appeared a rehearsed reading of The Rainbow.

Peter Losasso in Fighting Irish for Coventry’s City of Culture finale

Peter Losasso has been at the Belgrade Theatre playing irreverent youngest brother, Jimmy McGough in Fighting Irish; a show that marks a climactic finale to Coventry’s year as City of Culture.

The debut play from Coventry writer Jamie McGough tells the story of his own family’s struggle for identity in and out of the boxing ring. ‘I’m Irish in England and I’m English in Ireland, who am I?’.

Directed by newly appointed Creative Director at the Belgrade, Corey Campbell, the production used dynamic physical sequences and live music to weave family drama, sporting scandal and the political minefield of the Troubles into a show with all the buzz of a live boxing match!

★★★ “Fabulously Inventive… The real thing…” BehindTheArras

★★★ “An Absolutely Knock Out” WarrickshireWhat’sOn

★★★ WestEndBestFriend

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ EastMidlandsTheatre

Annette Flynn in world premiere of Gravity (A Love Story)

Annette Flynn performed in the world premiere of Gravity (A Love Story) at the Belltable, Limerick.

This new play by Neil Flynn and directed by Conall Morrison is a stirring multi-dimensional drama inspired by the tidal wave of forces, earthly and cosmic, that shape our lives knowingly and unknowingly, and with myriad life-altering effects.

Annette joined a stellar cast of four as they play dozens of characters crossing centuries and continents, culminating in a fated union whose origin lies in a momentous cosmological event.

The show ran until 19th Feb 2022. Learn more about the show on the Lime Tree Theatre and Belltable website.

Jack Collard joins the Bridge Theatre’s The Book of Dust

Jack Collard will be bringing his puppetry, multi-rolling, accent, firearms and stage combat skills to the Bridge Theatre as he joins the company for The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage.

Director Nicholas Hytner returns to Philip Pullman’s parallel universe to direct a gripping adaptation of by Bryony Lavery, eighteen years after the National Theatre’s landmark production of His Dark Materials.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage runs at until 26 Feb 2022. For full details and booking information please visit the Bridge Theatre or view the trailer below:

Adam Fitzgerald makes his TV debut in The Crown

Adam Fitzgerald makes his TV debut in Season 4 of the Netflix hit series The Crown. Adam plays Graham Evans, Chief of Staff to Australian PM, Bob Hawke, in the sixth episode – Terra Nullius – where Prince Charles and Princess Diana visit the country on a royal tour.

The Crown is available to watch on Netflix.

Adam Fitzgerald in The Crown