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Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando was an American screen and stage actor. He is widely regarded as having had a significant impact on the art of film acting. While he became notorious for his "mumbling" diction and exuding a raw animal magnetism, his mercurial performances were nonetheless highly regarded, and he is widely considered as one of the greatest and most influential actors of the 20th century. Director Martin Scorsese said of him, "He is the marker. There's 'before Brando' and 'after Brando'." Actor Jack Nicholson once said, "When Marlon dies, everybody moves up one." An enduring cultural icon, Brando became a box office star during the 1950s, during which time he racked up five Oscar nominations as Best Actor, along with three consecutive wins of the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He initially gained popularity for recreating the role as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, a Tennessee Williams play that had established him as a Broadway star during its 1947-49 stage run; and for his Academy Award-winning performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, as well as for his iconic portrayal of the rebel motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One, which is considered to be one of the most famous images in pop culture. Brando was also nominated for the Oscar for playing Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata!; Mark Antony in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1953 film adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar; and as Air Force Major Lloyd Gruver in Sayonara, Joshua Logan's adaption of James Michener's 1954 novel. Brando made the Top Ten Money Making Stars, as ranked by Quigley Publications' annual survey of movie exhibitors, three times in the decade, coming in at number 10 in 1954, number 6 in 1955, and number 4 in 1958.


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The Two Gentlemen of Verona - Proteus

20:00, Fri 15th November 2019 - Mon 18th November 2019 at Gielgud Theatre

The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1590 or 1591. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and tropes with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom "the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon" has been attributed.
Two Gentlemen has the smallest cast of any play by Shakespeare and is commonly regarded as one of his weakest plays.

Mary Poppins - Keys

20:00, Fri 15th November 2019 - Mon 18th November 2019 at London Palladium
19:45, Fri 22nd November 2019 - Mon 25th November 2019 at London Palladium
19:15, Fri 29th November 2019 - Mon 2nd December 2019 at London Palladium

Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes. The musical is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, and is a fusion of various elements from the two. Some elements from the books that had been omitted from the film were restored, such as the walking statue and the ladders rising to the stars. Others were removed, such as the scene in which Uncle Albert gets caught on the ceiling, laughing.
Produced by Walt Disney Theatrical and directed by Richard Eyre with co-direction from Matthew Bourne who also acted as co-choreographer with Stephen Mear, the original West End production opened in December 2004 and received two Olivier Awards, one for Best Actress in a Musical and the other for Best Theatre Choreography. A Broadway production with a near-identical creative team opened in November 2006, with only minor changes from the West End version. It received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, winning for Best Scenic Design.

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  • Chess - Oboe

    21:45, Sat 23rd November 2019 - Wed 27th November 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess players, an American and…

  • All My Sons - Technical Director

    20:45, Sat 21st December 2019 - Wed 25th December 2019 at Gielgud Theatre

    All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film; in 1948, and again in 1987. The play opened on Broadway at the Coronet Theatre in New York City on January 29, 1947, c…

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie - Miss Dorothy Brown, Lighting Designer

    19:15, Thu 30th January 2020 - Wed 5th February 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, Thoroughly Modern Millie …

  • Aida - Radames

    19:30, Sat 7th March 2020 - Tue 10th March 2020 at Adelphi Theatre

    Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical. Aida premiered on Broadway on…

  • Billy Elliot the Musical - Flute, Jackie Elliot

    20:45, Thu 16th July 2020 - Sun 19th July 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Billy Elliot the Musical is a musical based on the 2000 film Billy Elliot. The music is by Elton John, and book and lyrics are by Lee Hall, who wrote the film's screenplay. The plot revolves arou…

  • Three Sisters - Andrei Sergeyevich Prozorov

    15:15, Sat 7th November 2020 - Wed 11th November 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Three Sisters is a play by Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, perhaps partially inspired by the situation of the three Brontë sisters. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at t…

  • We Will Rock You - Cello

    19:30, Tue 1st December 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:00, Thu 3rd December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    19:30, Sat 5th December 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:45, Tue 8th December 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
    19:30, Thu 10th December 2020 at Barbican Centre
    10:30, Fri 11th December 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    We Will Rock You is a musical based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton. The musical tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, a…

  • Company - Susan

    20:00, Sat 5th December 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    19:30, Tue 8th December 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    19:15, Thu 10th December 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:15, Sun 13th December 2020 at Random Venue 15
    19:30, Mon 14th December 2020 at Random Venue 89
    20:00, Tue 15th December 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    11:15, Thu 17th December 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    19:45, Fri 18th December 2020 at Random Venue 72
    19:45, Sun 20th December 2020 at Globe Theatre, London

    Company is a musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Orig…

  • Rent - Angel Dumott Schunard

    19:45, Sat 12th December 2020 - Wed 16th December 2020 at Random Venue 37

    Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to…

  • The Phantom of the Opera - Sound Designer

    20:00, Sat 12th December 2020 - Tue 15th December 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe. Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe also wrote the musical's book toge…

  • 42nd Street - Peggy Sawyer

    20:00, Sat 9th January 2021 - Tue 12th January 2021 at Random Venue 100

    42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren. The 1980 Broadway production, directed by an ailing Gower Champion and orchestr…

  • Oliver! - Mr. Bumble

    17:00, Thu 25th March 2021 - Mon 29th March 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Oliver! is a British musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premièred in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a su…

  • South Pacific - Emile De Becque

    20:15, Thu 8th April 2021 - Wed 14th April 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:15, Thu 15th April 2021 - Wed 21st April 2021 at Adelphi Theatre
    22:00, Thu 22nd April 2021 - Wed 28th April 2021 at Adelphi Theatre

    South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate succes…

  • Henry IV, Part 1 - Owain Glyndŵr

    21:00, Thu 6th May 2021 - Tue 11th May 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second play in Shakespeare's tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of…

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