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A Life In The Theatre (2005)
Apollo Theatre - Shaftesbury Avenue / London
Producer: Clare Lawrence and Anna Waterhouse - Out of Blue - TheatreShare PLC
Playwright: David Mamet
Cast: Patrick Stewart, Joshua Jackson
A play about two actors, stage veteran 'Robert' and aspiring young newcomer 'John'. Set both on stage and behind the scenes in a fading small town rep, the piece follows their friendship and their rivalry as they battle with the cruel uncertainties of their profession.
Inspired by Mametís early backstage experiences and his own brief career as an actor, this acutely observed, bittersweet comedy delivers all the absurdity, larks and hardship associated with a life in the theatre.
The play first opened in 1977 and enjoyed a hugely successful New York run. A British version in 1988, directed by Bill Bryden and starring Denholm Elliott and Sam West, was equally well received when it opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. A subsequent 1994 US TV film of the show, starring Jack Lemmon and Matthew Broderick, was nominated for both Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.
The play begins previews 1/27/05 and opens on 2/2/05. The run ends on 4/30/05.
Run Time: 90 Minutes - No Interval
The Big Interview: Patrick Stewart (3/22/2005) From London Theatre Guide
Review (2/14/2005) From Telegraph
Review (2/14/2005) From New Statesmen
Review (2/10/2005) From Islington Gazette
Review (2/7/2005) From RainbowNetwork.com
Patrick's Really Good At Being A Really Bad Actor, Darling (2/6/2005) From Guardian
Review: Touching Letter to Luvviedom (2/5/2005) From Telegraph
Stars Turn Out For Patrick Stewart's Return to London Stage (2/3/2005) From Hello!
Review (2/3/2005) From Guardian
Review (2/3/2005) From London Times
Review (2/3/2005) From Independent
Review (2/3/2005) From WhatsOnStage.com
Were London Critics Kind to Jackson and Stewart in A Life in the Theatre? (2/3/2005) From Broadway.com
Review (2/3/2005) From Evening Standard
Jackson and Stewart Experience A Life in the Theatre, Opening Feb. 2 (2/2/2005) From Playbill
Tickets Are Now on Sale for A Life In The Theatre (11/9/2004) London Theatre Guide
Joshua Jackson To Co-Star With Patrick Stewart In London A Life in the Theatre (10/22/2004) Playbill.com
Official Play Website
To Purchase Play Book Amazon.com
Play Page - Link to Tickets WhatsOnStage.com
Tickets Available Online SeeTickets.com
Show Times and Seat Prices ThisIsTheatre.com
Apollo Theatre - Seating Plan LondonTheatre.co.uk
Stewart And Jackson embark on A Life In The Theatre OfficialLondonTheatre.co.uk
Apollo Theatre - Shaftesbury Avenue - Venue Details ThisIsTheatre.com