Here's an interesting link from Whatsonstage: http://www.whatsonstage.com/index.php?pg=207&story=E8821172055492
Patrick Stewart in Shakespeare at Chichester, playing Malvolio in "Twelfth Night" and "Macbeth"
And Mark Rylance is also to be at Chichester, in the Minerva in a "play wot he's wrote" about Shakespeare and the Authorship question "The Big Secret Live "I Am Shakespeare" Webcam Daytime Chatroom Show". Has anyone seen Mark in "Boeing Boeing" yet? I am hoping to go in next couple of weeks, simply cos it sounds fun!
This was going to be a quick "heads-up" but I thought whilst I was on-line, I'd do you a catch-up!
Other Globe alumni:
Frances Barber is to be in the McKellen King Lear at the RSC;
Other ex-Globies including Hannah Barrie, Ann Ogbomo, Roger Watkins, Matt Costain, Patrice Naimambaya (sp?) (amongst others) continue to play in "Richard III " as part of the RSC's Wars of the Roses over the rest of this year.
Tony Bell and Simon Scardifield who have both worked with Globe Ed are touring with Propeller in "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Twelfth Night". They are taking the productions all over the globe (literally!) - no pun intended!
Eve Best is playing Rosalind in "As you like it" directed by Sam West in his last production as Artistic Director of the Sheffield Crucible
Liam Brennan is opening tonight (23 Feb) in a new play, "Strangers Babies" at the Traverse Theatre, in Edinburgh. Garry Collins ("Coriolanus" and "Under the Black Flag") is also in "Strangers Babies".
Immediately after "Strangers Babies" ends, Liam Brennan is in London at the Bush Theatre from March 28th - April 21st, in the Glasgow Citizens' production of "Tom Fool" This got 5 star reviews in the Scottish and National press when it opened last year, so it's a chance for us in the South East to see it.
Patrick Brennan (most recently at Globe in "Antony & Cleopatra" & "In Extremis") is at the National Theatre. Patrick is in "The Reporter".
Michael Gould (Edmund in the Globe's "King Lear", in 2001) and Liz Kettle (Bishop of Ely in "Richard III" and the false Vicentio in the "Taming of the Shew", 2003) are in "Attempts on her life", again at the NT
Alex Hassell (The Tempest", "Measure for Measure" and "The Storm" )is flirting with Liza Tarbuck on ITV1 in "Bonkers" on Thursday nights, while Sheila Reid (The Abbess in "In Extremis") is in "Benidorm" also on ITV1 immediately afterwards.
Douglas Hodge ("Titus Andronicus") is to play "The Doctor" in a stage adaptation of the Powelll & Pressburger film, "A matter of life and death" at the National Theatre. He is also playing Sir Thomas Bertram in "Mansfield Park" on tv, and is recording songs and performing his music most recently at the Trafalgar studios.
Colin Hurley ("In Extremis", Globe 2006), Tas Emiabata ("Antony & Cleopatra"), Tom Stuart ("In Extremis") and Jacqueline Defferary (Isabel in "Under the Black Flag" are in the Globe Education's Playing Shakespeare production of "Much Ado about Nothing" at the Globe in a couple of weeks.
Fred Ridgway (Enobarbus in last year's "Antony & Cleopatra", and Heloise's Uncle in "In Extremis" ) is playing Siscinius the Tribune in the RSC's "Coriolanus", in which William Huston is playing the title role. Darlene Johnson (The Nurse in "Titus Andronicus") is Valeria in this production.
Mo Sesay & Nicholas Tennant ("Under the black flag" ) are also at the NT in "The Caucasian Chalk Circle".
Zoe Wanamaker is in "The Rose Tattoo" at the NT and then this Christmas, she is playing Beatrice opposite Simon Russell Beale as Benedick in "Much Ado about Nothing" again at the NT.!
More news of the "Globe Family" !
Michael Brown was in "Summer & Smoke" in the West End but that closed early, I'm afraid!
Edward Hogg was a wow "off Broadway", just before Christmas in "Woyzeck" at the St Ann's Warehouse Theatre, Brooklyn, New York, ( where the "Measure for Measure" company played at New Year in 2006.)
Juliet Rylance & David Sturzaker have formed their own theatre company, Theatre of Memory and have just finished performing in "Bash", directed by Tamara Harvey at the Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall
Peter Shorey has just finished as "Widow Twankey" in Aladdin at Watford - I hear it was great fun!
Simon Trinder and Paul Chahidi were in "Merry Wives, the Musical" at the RSC but I don't think it's transferring, sadly.
Jodie Whittaker ("The Storm", Globe 2005) has just starred (as you all probably know!) in the film "Venus" opposite an Oscar-nominated Peter O'Toole.
Phew! Think that's everyone that I know of at the moment. Anyone else got any gossip (err I mean interesting news!).