Inspirational British individuals who have made it to the very top of their professions are celebrated in a new display of recently acquired and previously un-exhibited photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. Achievement: New Photographs 2011-2013, is on display until 5 February 2014, and showcases portraits of figures who have gained recognition for being at the … [Read more...] about New exhibition of portrait photography at London’s NPG
A striking new portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III will be one of several new works by Jonathan Yeo to be included in a major display of the artist’s work at the National Portrait Gallery this September. The large painting shows Spacey in one of his most acclaimed roles during his tenure as artistic director of The Old Vic Theatre. Painted during the run of Sam Mendes’s … [Read more...] about Portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III goes on show in London
Well the critics loved much, if not all, of the Bridge Project's much anticipated swan song production of Richard III with Kevin Spacey. The production is now at London's Old Vic theatre before going on tour, finishing with two months at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from January 10, 2012. Spacey's performance above all wowed everyone: There have, it's true, been more creepily … [Read more...] about Critics round-up: Richard III with Kevin Spacey
As Shrek the Musical gets ready for its West End opening, The Times talks to Bill Damaschke, Jeffrey Katzenberg's right-hand man, about the idea, the realisation, and the flop on Broadway. The idea for a musical came from the respected British theatre and film director Sam Mendes, who had been working with Dreamworks on American Beauty and The Road to Perdition. Damaschke, a … [Read more...] about Shrek’s been tweaked and pruned since Broadway – can he woo the West End?