Posts Tagged ‘ David Mamet ’

What’s On this Week

Love on the Dole, by Walter Greenwood and Ronald Gow, Finborough Theatre

Walter Greenwood’s tale of 1930s Salford in the midst of mass unemployment and poverty.

“With their father out of work, the burden of keeping the family together falls to Sally Hardcastle and her brother, Harry, as they desperately fight to break free from the shackles of poverty.”

Cosi fan Tutte, by Mozart, Royal Opera House

Jonathan Miller’s updated production of Mozart’s classic – if rather anti-feminist – tale of the fickle nature of women. This ultra-modern production apparently even involves iphones.

Blood and Gifts, by J T Rogers, National Theatre

Originally seen in a shorter version in The Tricycle Theatre’s The Great Game season.

“1981. As the Soviet army burns its way through Afghanistan and toward the critical Pakistani border, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try and halt its bloody progress. Joining forces with a larger than life Afghan warlord, and with the Pakistani and British secret services, Jim spearheads the covert struggle.”

House of Games, by David Mamet, adapted by Richard Bean, Almeida Theatre

David Mamet’s thriller about the con, high-stakes poker and gambling, adapted for the stage by Richard Bean.

“This is a confidence game, not because you give me your confidence, but because I give you mine.”

A Disappearing Number, by Complicite, Novello Theatre

A revival of Complicite’s 2007 play about mathematical patterns and puzzles and the men who spent their lives pondering them. This production will also be broadcast as part of the NT Live season on 14 October.