Roy Kinnear’s stage career took a significant step forward when he appeared in Joan Littlewoood’s acclaimed production of Sparrers Can’t Sing, written by Stephen Lewis.
The story features cockney sailor Charlie who comes home from a long voyage to find his house has been raised and his wife Maggie has gone missing. It turns out that she’s living with bus driver Bert and has a new baby, whose parentage is somewhat in doubt. Charlie’s friends won’t tell him where Maggie is because he’s well-known to have a foul temper. But he finally finds her and, after a fierce row with Bert, they’re reconciled. Continue reading “Sparrows Can’t Sing, First English Language Film to be Released in US with Subtitles”
In preparation for our latest production, STAGE DIRECTION, we were given unique access by Delfont-Mackintosh to the Noel Coward Theatre to film behind the scenes and gather some great background footage. Here’s a short compilation that visits the incredibly ornate auditorium and explores the extensive stage area. Continue reading “Filming behind the scenes of the magical Noel Coward Theatre”
IN 1984, ANTHONY QUAYLE AND ROY KINNEAR, two veterans of the stage and screen, came together in a prestigious London theatre for the launch of a new theatrical company and took the time to pass on their experiences to those in the acting profession coming up behind them.
Over thirty years later, a new documentary from RABBIT & SNAIL FILMS, STAGE DIRECTION sets out to revisit the theatre and asks what relevance their advice still has for actors today. Continue reading “New documentary to feature screen legends Anthony Quayle and Roy Kinnear”