POLLY FRAME & JONATHAN LIVINGSTONE AT THE GLOBE

A new play at Shakespeare’s Globe, After Edward, will feature a host of historical characters including Margaret Thatcher, Harvey Milk, Maria von Trapp, Quentin Crisp and Gertrude Stein.

The piece is a response to Marlowe’s Edward II, which is also being performed by the same cast.

Polly Frame will play Earl of Kent in Edward II and Harvey Milk in After Edward, Jonathan Livingstone Mortimer Junior in Edward II and Edward Alleyn in After Edward.

Edward II is directed by Nick Bagnall and runs from 7 February to 20 April, while After Edward is directed by Brendan O’Hea and runs from 21 March to 6 April.

NOAH JUPE NOMINATED FOR YOUNG PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

The London Critics’ Circle Nominations have been announced, with Noah Jupe picking up a nod for ‘Young British/Irish Performer of the Year’. The awards will take place in January 2019. Here is a full list of the nominees:

Young British/Irish Performer of the Year
Liv Hill, “Jellyfish,” “The Little Stranger”
Noah Jupe, “Holmes & Watson,” “A Quiet Place,” “That Good Night,” “The Titan”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “Glass,” “The Secret of Marrowbone,” “Thoroughbreds”
Fionn Whitehead, “The Children Act”
Molly Wright, “Apostasy”

JOHN NOBLE STARS IN MAESTRO

A new production about the legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini, will premiere at The Duke on 42nd Street, NYC, in January, starring John Noble

MAESTRO brings to life the story of Arturo and his brave opposition to Fascism. His refusal to perform in Italy and Germany, and his trips to Palestine to conduct an orchestra made up of Jewish refugees made headlines around the world. Drawing on his passionate letters to his lover, the young Italian pianist Ada Mainardi, along with music by his contemporaries, the play will show that even during one of the darkest chapters in human history, an artist’s voice can be heard.

DEAN ANDREWS IN TORVILL & DEAN

Dean Andrews will play Chris’s dad ‘Colin Dean’ in TORVILL & DEAN, which tells the story of the early years of skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, and is one of the highlights of ITV’s Christmas line-up.

The one-off explores their first meeting as teenagers in Nottingham in the 1970s right through to them winning Olympic Gold with Bolero in 1984.

It will air Christmas Day at 9.15pm on ITV.