Sunday, November 18, 2018

Review: ‘Machinal’ at George Mason University by David Siegel

Taunt and remarkable is the production of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionistic play Machinal (1928), performed by George Mason University School of Theater and Mason Players. A student p…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Melissa Firlit by Zack Calhoon

Melissa Firlit is a 2018 Alan Schneider Director Award and a Zelda Finchlander Award Nominee. She recently directed the Ireland National Tour of Misterman by Enda Walsh. Regional Credits: Se…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Full Casting Set for Mother of the Maid Starring Glenn Close; Production Extends Two Weeks by Andy Lefkowitz

Off-Broadway's Public Theater has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Mother of the Maid written by Jane Anderson and directed by Matthew Penn. Previews are schedul…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Almeida technical manager Jason Wescombe: ‘I never thought it would be a job. It was just a good Friday night out’ by Tim Bano

Having found his role in The Stage, technical manager Jason Wescombe has overseen 100 Almeida productions and is now working on Machinal.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Final Three Weeks to Catch Carey Mulligan in GIRLS & BOYS by BroadwayWorld

Three weeks remain to catch BAFTA Award winner and Academy amp Tony Award nominee Carey Mulligan Skylight, An Education on stage in Girls amp Boys, the shattering new play by Tony Award winn…

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‘Unafraid to reflect a cold & unfeeling world’: MACHINAL – Almeida Theatre by Ian Foster

Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal may be the story of one woman battling societal pressure but Natalie Abrahami’s production for the Almeida Theatre teases out a more elemental strug…

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Friday, June 22, 2018

‘Unequivocally powerful & searingly relevant’: MACHINAL – Almeida Theatre by Victoria Sadler

So, do I like Machinal? Yes, I do. I think it’s extraordinary (and depressing as hell) that such contemporary relevance can be found in a ninety-year-old text.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘A first-rate version of Treadwell’s finest work’: MACHINAL – Almeida Theatre by Maryam Philpott

Machinal is the type of production that only the Almeida seems able to produce, with an inventive vision that simultaneously draws you into the story while still keeping you at arm’s lengt…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

‘Takes no prisoners’: MACHINAL – Almeida Theatre ★★★★ by Michael Davis

Directed by Natalie Abrahami, Machinal is one of those rediscoveries that reflects the zeitgeist. Written in 1928 by Sophie Treadwell – eight years after all women in the US were allowed t…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Julie; Machinal – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar; Lyttelton; Almeida; all LondonLia Williams makes the role of Miss Jean Brodie her own, while Vanessa Kirby’s Julie is a wild party girl in Polly Stenham’s vicious, witty update o…

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‘A great, absorbing revival’: MACHINAL – Almeida Theatre ★★★★ by Carole Woddis

Natalie Abrahami has done Sophie Treadwell proud. A great, absorbing revival. Wouldn’t it be nice to see other Treadwell plays given a run?!

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Girls & Boys, Starring Carey Mulligan, Cancels Performances Following Injury by Andy Lefkowitz

Following the occurrence of a minor injury during a performance, a new schedule has been announced for Girls & Boys, the new play starring Oscar and Tony nominee Carey Mulligan (Skylight…

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GIRLS & BOYS Announces New Performance Schedule Following Minor Injury by BroadwayWorld

Following the occurrence of a minor injury during a performance of the show, a new playing schedule has been announced for Girls amp Boys, the new play starring BAFTA Award winner and Academ…

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Review: Machinal, Almeida Theatre by Dovydas Laurinaitis

Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, written in 1928, explores the entrapment of women in the societal systems they have (short of killing) The post Review: Machinal, Almeida Theatre appeared firs…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Machinal, Almeida Theatre, London — formal brilliance

A stylish staging of Sophie Treadwell’s groundbreaking 1928 play

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‘Excellent production that gives the writing the respect it deserves’: MACHINAL – Almeida Theatre by Tom Bolton

An entirely contemporary play, Machinal presents themes that are as current on the stage now as they were in Treadwell’s time. The Almeida’s excellent production should do a great deal t…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

REVIEW: Machinal, Almeida Theatre ✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Julian Eaves reviews Sophie Treadwell’s play Machinal now playing at the Almeida Theatre. This post REVIEW: Machinal, Almeida Theatre ✭✭✭ first appeared on Britis…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Machinal review – hellish vision of America as an assembly line by Michael Billington

Almeida, LondonNatalie Abrahami directs Sophie Treadwell’s unforgettable portrait of a young woman suffocating at home and workNow is obviously a good time to revive Sophie Treadwell’s 1…

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MACHINAL Almeida, N1 by Libby Purves and Friends

MICHAEL ADAIR SHUDDERS AT THE HARD OLD PATRIARCHY…   ‘These modern neurotic women, doctor. What are we going to do with them?’ says one exasperated male character to another.…

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Machinal, Almeida Theatre, London, review: Feels like it could have been written last week by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

The restlessness and desperation of a young woman forced into an unhappy marriage are superbly caught by Emily Berrington in this revival of Sophie Treadwell's Expressionist classic

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Review: Machinal at Almeida Theatre by Rosemary Waugh

Messy, flawed, slippery: Rosemary Waugh on an intriguing revival of Sophie Treadwell's 1928 play. The post Review: Machinal at Almeida Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Machinal review at Almeida Theatre, London – ‘captivating, intense and resonant’ by Natasha Tripney

Written in 1928 and inspired by the true story of the first woman to be executed by electric chair in New York,

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Machinal, Almeida Theatre review - descending into darkness by Matt Wolf

Lesser-known American classic exerts a clinical fascination The American playwright /journalist Sophie Treadwell's 1928 expressionist drama crops up every so often in order to allow a direct…

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BWW Review: MACHINAL, Almeida Theatre by Nicole Ackman

Machinal, written by Sophie Treadwell, is based on the sensational 1927 trial of Ruth Snyder, a housewife who murdered her husband. It is a play largely about a woman attempting to find her …

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Top 5 theatre shows to see this week (June 11-17) by Natasha Tripney

Machinal – Almeida Theatre, London The Almeida follows The Writer with a revival of Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play. Considered an expressionistic masterpiece, Machinal

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Machinal: how an execution gripped America and sparked a Broadway sensation by David Jays

When Rebecca Hall read it she couldn’t breathe. After Fiona Shaw played the role she got letters full of loneliness. This is the true story behind Sophie Treadwell’s trailblazing playIn …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

“Machinal” at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

“Machinal” will be on stage at Almeida Theatre, London.The play is by Sophie Treadwell and directed by Natalie Abrahami. An excerpt form the play reads, “Your skin oughtn't to curl - o…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for MACHINAL at Almeida by BroadwayWorld

The Almeida Theatre presents its revival of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, directed by Natalie Abrahami.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Almeida Theatre announces Machinal casting by Robin Johnson

The Almeida Theatre has revealed casting for Natalie Abrahami's reimagination of Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal. The post Almeida Theatre announces Machinal casting appeared first on Offic…

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Full Cast Announced For MACHINAL At Almeida Theatre by BroadwayWorld

The Almeida Theatre today announces the full cast for its revival of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, directed by Natalie Abrahami.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Theatre News: Almeida announces new season

Highlights include a new play by Ella Hickson and a revival of Machinal

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