If you haven’t watched Andrew Scott in Sea Wall yet, you only have a few more hours before they stop streaming it on YouTube. It’s only 34 minutes, so it’s worth your time! There’s also an hour-long interview with AS and the writer of the play, which I haven’t watched yet.
Andrew Scott to star in Old Vic’s new live streamed play Three Kings
Andrew Scott will star in Three Kings, a new play by Stephen Beresford set to stream from The Old Vic theatre from 29 July.
The Fleabag actor will give five performances of Three Kings to an empty auditorium from 29 July to 1 August. The performances will stream directly to ticket holders.
The play, written for Scott by Beresford (Pride and The Last of the Haussmans), follows the story of eight-year-old Patrick and the events which ensue after his absent father unexpectedly returns.
Three Kings is billed as a “hilarious and heartbreaking” story exploring “fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships”. ... Tickets for Three Kings are priced between £10 and £40, with a limited number available...
The final performance of Three Kings on 1 August will be followed by a Q&A with Scott, hosted by television presenter Dermot O’Leary. Tickets for the Q&A will be sold at £20.
AS could get an Olivier award tonight. He was nominated as lead actor for Present Laughter and Toby Jones for Uncle Vanya.
The winners of this year’s Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard will be announced on Sunday 25 October in a special programme hosted by Jason Manford and broadcast on ITV and Magic Radio.
Following the cancellation, due to the pandemic, of the ceremony in April, we are delighted to be able to reveal this year’s winners in an innovative format to celebrate our globally renowned artists, both on stage and behind the scenes.
The awards show will be broadcast from different areas within the London Palladium and contain a mixture of the awards themselves, unique performances, interviews and some very special moments. Due to the ongoing situation, the majority of the show will be pre-filmed in the days leading up to the broadcasts. The main show will be broadcast on ITV, with additional awards being shown in a pre-show broadcast the same evening on Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel.
Listeners will be able to tune in to a show highlighting the winners and key moments on Magic Radio from 8pm until 10pm on Monday 26 October, with extended coverage across the week on digital radio station Magic at the Musicals. More details of performances and guests will be announced nearer the date.
I just watched his HBO’s film Oslo. I enjoyed it but it was a little corny and you can’t avoid to feel cynical about the sentimentality of the last scenes when you already know it was sadly a wasted opportunity that ended in tragedy. I actually think the story of that failed peace process should be told more often but preferably including the bitter ending because that it’s the relevant part that explain what it’s happening today: the extremists on both sides triumphing in creating divisions in their own sides and inciting the violence against moderates and those who really wanted the peace and were ready to make concessions for it.
It’s just a very tragic story that somehow ends in a positive note in the film!
There is a very good book about the failure of the peace process and what happened to Yitzhak Rabin called Killing a King.
I understand the movie is based on a play and it’s noticeable in the witty dialogue and sometimes comical scenes. Some of the characterization is slightly cartoonish but again it’s very enjoyable but yeah, it kind of cheats the audiences with the triumphalist ending. And yeah, they tell you at the end that everything went wrong but that’s not the tone of the scenes.