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That would be me as I was able to make the trip down to Bristol this week to see John Heffernan as Richard II at the Tobacco Factory. Wow, what a performance! A very clear sighted king who seems to understand what he’s doing wrong even as he does it. Sadly, Richard won’t be transferring anywhere but luckily John will be appearing at the National Theatre in a new version of a very rarely performed Ibsen this June.

Regards Geraldine

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In an earlier blog, I indicated that I would write something about the production of Hamlet at the National Theatre. Here goes!

There are six RSC alumni involved including director Nicholas Hyntner and Fight Arranger Kate Waters (who has arranged the fights in our current ensemble’s King Lear ).On stage, you may see Rory Kinnear (Hamlet),Clare Higgins (Gertrude),David Calder (Polonius) and James Laurenson (Ghost and Player King).

There will be a live screening at the Picturehouse in Stratford-upon-Avon on Thursday  9th December. The performance commences at 6.45pm.

Such screenings are usually nationwide, so if you do not live in Stratford there should be a showing at a Picturehouse near you.

Definitely a case of “We’ll hear (and watch!) a play tonight  (or on Thursday!)”

 Tony Boyd -Williams

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News of another Histories girl:
 
Ann Ogbomo is listed as taking part in a conference being run by the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford on Saturday 11 – Sunday 12th September 2010 called “WRITING ABOUT WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARIAN PERFORMANCE”. Ann, of course played Lady Percy before moving on to various fiends and attendants, the Countess Auvergne and ending the cycle as Lady Grey and Queen Elizabeth.

Also scheduled to be taking part is Penny Downie, an unforgettable, if not definitive, Gertrude in David Tennant’s Hamlet.

Details and registration can be found by emailing education1@shakespeare.org.uk  or calling 01789 207131.

and Latest news about Geoff Streatfeld
 
Once Geoffrey has finished at Westminster Abbey he will be appearing in “Earthquakes in London” at the National Theatre from 28th July. Earthquakes is a new play by Mike Bartlett and will be directed by Rupert Goold, whose production of “Romeo and Juliet” is currently playing at the Courtyard Theatre. http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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                                      This news has been Jonathan Slinger as Richard IIin the public domain for a while but, in case you haven’t seen it elsewhere, some information about Jonathan Slinger and Chuk Iwuji.
 

Jon will be going to Chichester Festival Theatre, http://www.cft.org.uk once he finishes in “The Gods Weep”, to appear in “Yes, Prime Minister” with Henry Goodman and David Haigh from 15th May to 5th June.

While Chuk is back at the National Theatre, London http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ in “Welcome to Thebes” with David Harewood and Nikki Amuka-Bird, another “The Gods Weep” cast member, playing from 22nd June.

by Geraldine Caulfield, RSC Friends London

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Maureen Beattie will be appearing in Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh from 16th April to 8th May. More details can be found at http://www.lyceum.org.uk/. You will remember that Maureen moved effortlessly from playing the Duchess of York in Richard II, traded down to Mistress Quickly for the Henry IVs and V, was ennobled again as the Duchess of Gloucester in the Henry VIs and ended as another Duchess of York in Richard III.

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This news has been in the public domain for a while but, in case you haven’t seen it elsewhere, some information about Jonathan Slinger and Chuk Iwuji.
 
Jon will be going to Chichester Festival Theatre, once he finishes in “The Gods Weep”, to appear in “Yes, Prime Minister” with Henry Goodman and David Haigh from 15th May to 5th June http://www.cft.org.uk/cft-productions.asp .

While Chuk is back at the National Theatre http://www.nt-online.org/  in “Welcome to Thebes” with David Harewood and Nikki Amuka-Bird, another “The Gods Weep” cast member, playing from 22nd June.

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