After months of online speculation and Twitter theories, the rumour has finally been confirmed by Marvel Studios. Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch will be Doctor Strange in a movie adaption of the popular comic which is set to be released on November 4th, 2016.
A new novel by celebrated author Tony Morrison will make its way to bookstores in about six months. Her publisher announced her work God Help the Child will be about ‘the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult’.
British comedian and actor has officially outed on Twitter that he intends to sue the daily tabloid over front-page article accusing Brand that he has been paying a substantial sum for a luxury three-bedroom apartment in Hoxton to a firm referred to as a tax haven.
The Irish-born video artist was awarded Britain’s most publicised art award for his video It for Others, a segmented essay-film that examines the life, death and value of objects. The 50 minute film combines animation and archive footage, and was first shown at the Scottish pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2013. Campbell’s £25,000 award was a no surprise as it had been bookmakers’ favourite all along.
Probably the theatrical highlight of this Christmas season, Accolade is worth seeing.
Accolade is about promiscuous sex and scandal, and just a little bit about writing. Director Blanche McIntyre first revived the 1950 play at Finborough Theatre in 2011. Now, Emlyn Williams’ acclaimed work has a much larger audience at St. James, just to remind its public the tough truth that if you are a citizen of the society you have to conform, otherwise be exposed.
By Gergana Krasteva
Tricia Kelly is currently starring in the play ‘Man to Man’ in Park Theatre. I schedule an interview with her just before the last rehearsal to talk about the production and the struggles in a one-person show. I meet with Tricia in a rainy afternoon, so we grab a cup of coffee from the downstairs bar in Park Theatre and hide in the rehearsal room where I get a sneaky preview of the stage design.
Tricia is well known in the theatre circles, she has built an impressive and long portfolio. Nevertheless, I don’t feel intimidated by her royal presence. She welcomes me with a warm smile and answers my stammered questions with a childish laugh and kindling enthusiasm.
By Gergana Krasteva
‘No one knows how terrified I was by the fact of death…’
In 1987 Tilda Swinton launched her career at the Traverse Theatre with German playwright Manfred Karge’s one-woman play Man to Man. The piece was first performed in 1982, before the fall of the Berlin Wall and now, just in time for the 25th anniversary of this historical event, Man to Man is on stage again at Park Theatre, London. The play is set in Germany in 1920s and tells the story of Ella Gericke – a woman who loses her husband when she is in her early 20s. In order to save herself from the economic depression, she is forced to impersonate Max and take on his job as a crane operator.