Jan 23,2013

In rehearsals: “Macbeth”

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Just over two weeks remain before Scottish star James McAvoy takes to the stage in Jamie Lloyd’s highly anticipated production of Macbeth.

William Shakespeare’s dark and powerful tragedy, which will also see Claire Foy take on the role of the tyrannical leader’s ruthlessly ambitious wife, plays at the Trafalgar Studio 1 from 9 February.

But if you can’t wait until then, photographer Johan Persson snuck into rehearsals to give us a look behind the scenes.

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Jan 05,2013

More about the New West End Production of “Macbeth”

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Jamie Lloyd will direct Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy.

Jamie Lloyd said: “I am thrilled to announce the first production for Trafalgar Transformed – a season of politically-charged power plays on the doorstep of Whitehall, accompanied by a festival of platform events, discussions and readings.

“We hope to welcome new and diverse audiences to the West End and I am very excited to engage with schools and other groups via a series of bespoke workshops and master classes.”

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) CEO and creative director Howard Panter added: “As the first production in Jamie Lloyd’s season of work for Trafalgar Transformed, we are thrilled that this bold production of the Scottish play will blast the roof off Trafalgar Studios, bringing an electric energy to this theatre.

“It’s a great pleasure to be starting on this exciting journey with Jamie Lloyd, a truly talented director.”

The production is set in a dystopian Scotland brutalised by war, as Macbeth starts his struggle for power.

Performances will be on Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, and Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets are priced from £10 to £54.50, with all tickets £15 on Mondays – half of which are being made available to schools and first-time theatregoers and the other half released monthly on the first of each month.

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Jan 04,2013

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Jan 04,2013

Claire Foy to play Lady Macbeth opposite James McAvoy

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Claire Foy, who is best known for starring in TV series White Heat and The Promise, will star as Lady Macbeth as part of a season of work directed by Jamie Lloyd at London’s Trafalgar Studios this spring.

She joins previously announced James McAvoy, who will play the title role in the production of Macbeth.

Lisa Gardner, Allison McKenzie and Olivia Morgan will appear as the three witches.

Other cast members will include Jamie Ballard, Graeme Dalling, Kevin Guthrie and Richard Hansell. Forbes Masson, Catherine Murray, Callum O’Neill, Mark Quartley and Hugh Ross will join them.

The show will run from February 9 to April 27, with press night now on February 22. It was previously scheduled for February 19.

Macbeth is produced by Jamie Lloyd Productions, which is a partnership between Jamie Lloyd and Ambassador Theatre Group.

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Dec 04,2012

“Life Of Pi” – UK Premiere

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Ang Lee’s new film “Life of Pi” had its UK Premiere at Empire Leicester Square on Dec. 3, 2012 in London, England. The film stars stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain.

Gracing the red carpet premiere were Claire Foy, Stephen Campbell Moore and several other guests.

Life of Pi” is the story of an Indian boy named Pi. He is a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: “Life Of Pi” – UK Premiere

Thanks to Nicole for some of the HQs.



Nov 23,2012

“Constellations” Press Night

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Claire Foy attended the “Constellations” Press Night as the Nic Payne play transferred to the Duke of York’s as part of the Royal Court’s 2012 West End season with Sally Hawkins (Marianne) and Rafe Spall (Roland).

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: “Constellations” Press Night



Nov 04,2012

‘Ding Dong the Wicked’ – Head Shot & Production Shots

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GALLERY LINKS:
– Stage: Ding Dong the Wicked by Caryl Churchill – Head Shots
– Stage: Ding Dong the Wicked by Caryl Churchill – Production Shots

Thanks to Lorna for the heads-up.



Nov 04,2012

Theatre review: ‘Ding Dong the Wicked’ at the Royal Court Theatre

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The Royal Court Theatre is renowned for its dedication to new and exciting writing and performance which addresses the issues and complications relevant to the social climate in which we live. Its program of exciting and interesting plays held at the Jerwood downstairs theatre executes their mission statement wonderfully and Ding Dong the Wicked is no exception.

“A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother-in-law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war. And meanwhile in another country…”

Ding Dong the Wicked is a short play written by Caryl Churchill and currently being performed at the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square. A punchy and straight to the point piece of performance, the play effectively and efficiently portrays two sides of a scenario using the same dialogue twice and keeps the viewer hocked and intrigued throughout.

The play begins with a set of characters discussing and preparing for a member of the family to leave for war. A rich set of interactions between characters paint a vivid picture of the realities of family life whilst injecting glimmers of humour into the serious subject matter.

The scene appears black and the stage is reversed completely to mirror itself; the same actors then proceed to speak the same dialogue, albeit in an altered order, and act out a completely different set of characters in the same scenario.

The play is showing a direct comparison between the two sides of war. It brings humanity into the subject of war and addresses the one-sided approach people often take. Although different characters are present in the two halves of the performance, the actors, dialogue, props and scenario are all mirrored showing the similarities of opposing sides.

The play is an extremely intelligent piece of writing by Churchill, and is superbly performed by the small pool of company actors. Between the two halves of the performance, the characters are transformed and easily identifiable from their predecessors in the body language, tone and appearance of all the actors involved. A real stand-out performance was by that of Claire Foy who plays “young woman holding a flower” in the first scene and “young woman with a cigarette” in the second. Her transformation and mannerisms perfectly fit each character and lead the performance, guiding the audience through the increasingly similar narrative of the scenes.

An extremely intelligent and entertaining play, Ding Dong the Wicked is a definite must-see, showing at the Royal Court until 13th October. The short play poses a great social commentary and vivid acting all set within the wonderful theatre location which hosts an intimate bar and plenty of things to excite the mind.

Verdict: ••••

Ruth Page

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Sep 13,2012

‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Series 2 to Air in US

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The 2nd series of ‘Upstairs Downstairs‘ will finally air in the US on 6 consecutive Sundays, starting in October, on PBS Masterpiece:

October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4 & 11, 2012 at 9PM ET/CT



Sep 05,2012

New project: “Ding Dong the Wicked”

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Claire Foy is returning to the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs next month. She’ll co-star in the 30 minute play ‘Ding Dong the Wicked‘ by Caryl Churchill, directed by Dominic Cooke.

Ding Dong The Wicked, a new short play by Caryl Churchill will run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court between 1 and 13 October as an addition to the Royal Court’s autumn season.

The thirty minute play will be directed by Royal Court Artistic Director, Dominic Cooke and take place around the evening’s performance of Caryl Churchill’s main stage play Love and Information, with matinee and late night showings on certain days.

“There’s nothing I inherited except my father’s hair and his lefthandedness. Everything I got I earned.”

A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother in law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war.

And meanwhile in another country…

The cast includes Claire Foy, Daniel Kendrick, Stuart McQuarrie and Sophie Stanton.
• Source: The Royal Court Theatre Press Release

Visit the official site to book your tickets.



May 29,2012

Claire Foy – BAFTA Red Carpet

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Claire Foy speaks to Kate Thornton on the red carpet ahead of presenting the Single Drama award alongside Robert Sheehan.



May 28,2012

The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012

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Claire Foy and Robert Sheehan presented the award for best Single Drama. Polly Leys, Kate Norrish and Debbie Tucker Green won for Random.

GALLERY LINK:
– Events: The Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2012



May 03,2012

“Love, Love, Love” Play Press Night After Party & Production Shots

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GALLERY LINKS:
– Stage: Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett
– Events: “Love, Love, Love” Play Press Night After Party



Apr 30,2012

Sunday Times (2011) Outtakes

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GALLERY LINK:
– Photoshoots: Sunday Times (2011)



Apr 26,2012

“Love, Love, Love” Opens Tomorrow

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After four weeks of rehearsals Claire Foy’s new play Love, Love, Love will open with previews tomorrow at the Royal Court Theatre – Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in London. It’s been extended and now runs until June 9 (one week longer). If you’re in London during the coming weeks why not book a ticket to see Claire Foy perform live? Here’s the trailer (no Claire):

GALLERY LINK:
– Stage: Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett



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