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Production photographs from “There Is A War”

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , , on 3 August, 2011 by ambarussa

You can now have a look at some pictures from “There Is A War”, part of “Double Feature 2”. Damian O’Hare is playing Luke.

The Paintframe looks absolutely fantastic!

How  those old garde frontière uniforms ended up at the National Theatre is a bit of a mystery, though…


Production photographs from “Edgar and Annabel”

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , on 29 July, 2011 by ambarussa

First pictures are up on the National Theatre’s “Double Feature” website.


The review post for both “Double Features” is


and it will be updated with comments /reviews as they come. Please keep in mind that the audience is currently commenting on the previews.

Reviews “Double Feature”, National Theatre Paintframe

Posted in double feature, reviews, theatre with tags , , , , , on 19 July, 2011 by ambarussa

You’ll find all reviews (or at least the ones I could find) for “Double Feature” in this entry. The list will be updated as reviews come.


Double Feature 1: “Edgar and Annabel” / “The Swan”

Double Feature 2: “Nightwatchman” / “There Is A War”


Interview: The NT’s exciting new Double Feature writers @ Run Riot!

The Paintframe: National Service @ The Independent

Interview with the “Double Feature” playwrights @

The National Theatre goes pop-up @ The Guardian


12 September 2011

zuberino @ twitter: Edgar and Annabel

Mark Tierney @ twitter: Double Feature 1 and 2

Fiona Mountford @ twitter: Edgar and Annabel

Sycophant @ blogspot: Double Feature 2

Annie Rowe @ twitter: Edgar and Annabel

Alex Packer @ twitter: Double Feature 1

Laura Schofield @ twitter: Double Feature 1

John Nathan @ Theater News Online: Double Feature 1

On “Edgar and Annabel”: (…) an example of get-in-quick and get-out-fast-drama, the kind that is over before you have time to ask awkward questions about the nuts and bolts of a story.

Ferdinand Kingsley @ twitter: Double Feature 2

Theo Bosanquet @ Whatsonstage: Double Feature 2

The air in the cavernous Paintframe is free from the stench of history that hangs heavy in the air of the Olivier, Lyttelton and Cottesloe.

Theo Bosanquet @ twitter: Double Feature 2

Simone @ twitter: There Is A War

Kate W. @ twitter: Double Feature 2

Anya Reiss @ twitter: There Is A War

Ben Smith @ twitter: Double Feature 2

Rajiv Nathwani @ twitter: Double Feature 1

Vicki Thomson @ twitter: Edgar and Annabel

Helen Mumby @ twitter: Double Feature 1

David Borwick @ twitter: Double Feature 1

Jen Smith @ twitter: Edgar and Annabel

Rosie Wyatt @ twitter: Double Feature 1

Gecko Sri Lanka: Nightwatchman

Margaret Ann Bain @ twitter: Double Feature 1 and 2

theatredeli @ twitter: Double Feature 1

Thomas Dillon @ twitter: Double Feature 1

Clare Nichols @ twitter: Double Feature 2  /  cont.

Julie Mayhew @ twitter: Double Feature 1

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“Double Feature” – Official Website

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , , on 12 July, 2011 by ambarussa

“Double Feature” at the National Theatre Paintframe has its own website now:

DOUBLE FEATURE (link fixed)

Information, rehearsal pictures, trailer and more. Watch The Paintframe being transformed for “Double Feature”!

In case you’re wondering: my guess is fifth from left, but I could be wrong – I don’t own a microscope.

Win Tickets for “Double Feature” at the National Theatre, Paintframe

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , , , on 2 July, 2011 by ambarussa

Exeunt Magazine is running a contest; you can win tickets for the upcoming “Double Feature” at the NT Paintframe.


Double Feature @ National Theatre (The Paintframe) – book your tickets now!

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , on 20 June, 2011 by ambarussa

Ticket sales for the general public will start tomorrow. However, I strongly suggest you subscribe to the NT newsletter, then you can book your tickets today. The shows are in great demand; looks like some of the dates are close to being sold-out to priority and advanced members of the National Theatre.


Also, please be aware that you’ll be seated on “cushioned benches”. If you should have trouble with your back or have specific seating needs, it might be better to call the Box Office on 020 7452 3000 first before booking your tickets.

Double Feature at the National Theatre, London: Ticket Sales

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , on 6 June, 2011 by ambarussa

Booking opens for this event as follows:

Supporting Cast: open
Priority Members: 9 June
Advance Members: 13 June
NT News subscribers: 20 June
General Public: 21 June

For prices, please see

“Double Feature” @ National Theatre

Double Feature at the National Theatre, London: dates, times, links

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , on 5 June, 2011 by ambarussa

I’ve uploaded a page for “Double Feature” to the website. Please click here for the dates (up to mid-August), times and links to more information, tickets etc.


I’ll add the dates to the calendar when I find the time. Done.

For direct access to the website of the National Theatre:

Double Feature 1: Edgar & Annabel / The Swan
(click for information, prices and tickets)

Double Feature 2: Nightwatchman / There Is A War
(click for information, prices and tickets)

I also finally fixed the broken links on the “Links” page.

Damian O’Hare back on Stage: National Theatre, London

Posted in double feature, theatre with tags , , , on 3 June, 2011 by ambarussa

Double Feature
National Theatre Paintframe
Opens 3rd & 4th August, previews from 18th July, playing until 10th September

For the first time ever the National will open up its backstage scenic studio for public performance. Four short plays by writers new to the National Theatre will be presented in the NT Paintframe. A single group of performers and theatre-makers will premiere the two double-bills, directed by Polly Findlay and Lyndsey Turner, designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Carolyn Downing, movement by Jack Murphy and fight direction by Bret Yount.

The cast includes Tom Basden, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Oliver Birch, Kirsty Bushell, Trevor Cooper, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Karina Fernandez, Phoebe Fox, Richard Goulding, Trystan Gravelle, Richard Hope, Nitin Kundra, Matthew Needham, Damian O’Hare and Stephanie Street.

The Plays:

Edgar & Annabel
By Sam Holcroft, directed by Lyndsey Turner

The Swan
By DC Moore, directed by Polly Findlay

By Prasanna Puwanarajah, directed by Polly Findlay

There Is a War
By Tom Basden, directed by Lyndsey Turner

More information can be found here and here.

Website of the National Theatre

Online programme for the July – November season

“The Grapes of Wrath” online gallery

Posted in grapes of wrath, theatre with tags , , , , , , , , on 1 April, 2011 by ambarussa

Have a look at the online photo gallery of  last year’s production of “The Grapes of Wrath” by photographer Geraint Lewis.  Damian O’Hare played Tom Joad in the co-production of Chichester Festival Theatre and the English Touring Theatre.


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