Chairing post-show talks and panel discussions that give unmissable insights to audiences is my favourite thing to do. I have a wide variety of events coming up for plays and musicals across London and beyond.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (cancelled)
26 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| £17.50 – £35
Two-time Olivier Award winner Janie Dee reprises her modern Chekhovian comic creation in the London premiere of the Tony Award-winning Best New Play, helmed by legendary Broadway director Walter Bobbie.
Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha (Janie Dee) escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star. Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something toyboy Spike, and so begins a very peculiar weekend.
Christopher Durang’s irresistible comedy is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, planetary upheaval and the troubling onset of middle age, into a beloved comedy.
“Wacky & ingenious” – The Stage
After initial runs at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre and Off-Broadway, the Broadway production, which starred David Hyde-Pierce and Sigourney Weaver, opened in 2013 and went on to win the Tony Award for Best New Play. The play had its UK premiere at Theatre Royal Bath last year, led by Janie Dee.
Dee is joined in the London run by Vincent Franklin, Rebecca Lacey, Michelle Asante, Charlie Maher and Lukwesa Mwamba. The production is directed by Walter Bobbie, whose myriad New York productions include Footloose, Twentieth Century, Sweet Charity, High Fidelity and the iconic Chicago.
Following the 7.30pm performance on Thursday 26 March 2020, I’ll talk to the Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike company. Any questions? Join us!