Tag: Massinger

  • The Sea Voyage (American Shakespeare Center) @ The Blackfriars Playhouse

    The Sea Voyage (American Shakespeare Center) @ The Blackfriars Playhouse

    I think I may be the first person to see two separate productions of Fletcher and Massinger’s The Sea Voyage within a couple of months of one another, and I was delighted to see that the play continues to hold up in performance. The American Shakespeare Center’s production was part of the annual Actors’ Renaissance Season, in […]

  • The Sea Voyage: dress rehearsal (British American Drama Academy) @ The Oval House Theatre

    The Sea Voyage: dress rehearsal (British American Drama Academy) @ The Oval House Theatre

    I was privileged to be invited along to a dress rehearsal this week of one of this year’s British American Drama Academy productions, the rarely-staged The Sea Voyage. This is a brilliant scheme, in which troupes of young American actors work with professional directors and designers to create full productions, staged in the Oval House Theatre. […]

  • The City Madam (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

    It’s so wonderful to have the Swan back in action. Not only is the space itself one of my favourite places to see theatre, but its fundamental artistic remit offers so much scope for invention and discovery. How often does one get to see a full-scale production of a play like Philip Massinger’s The City Madam, […]

  • The Honest Man’s Fortune @ Canterbury Christ Church University

    I’ve remarked before now on a show I’ve been involved in behind the scenes, but never before on something in which I’ve acted. I use “acting” in the loosest possible sense, and the less said about my board-treading the better, but it was a pleasure this weekend to be involved in a staged reading of The Honest […]