What originally launched as Stage Sunday concludes today with all of Helen’s theatre performances ranging from 2000 to 2015. The past 15 years have included lots of classical roles for Mirren, ranging from Strindberg to O’Neill, Racine and Tennessee Williams. The theatre pages of the career section have been updated as well, so head over for lots of insightful information.
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2015 – The Audience (Broadway)
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2013 – The Audience
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2009 – Phedre
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2003 – Mourning Becomes Electra
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2001 – Dance of Death
Photo Gallery – Theater Productions – 2000 – Orpheus Descending
Today’s Stage Sunday spotlights four plays that Helen did with the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1968 and 1970. Three years after Cleopatra, Helen played Shakespeare’s Cressida in Troilus and Cressida for the RSC, followed by Lady Anne in Richard III, Ophelia in Hamlet and Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The galleries have been updated with production stills, rehearsals pictures, backstage pictures and original posters. As I’m going to focus on Helen’s stage performances in the coming weeks, your help is appreciated. Have you collected pictures of Helen on stage, or theater programs, reviews, or even saw some of them? Please drop me a line to make the archive on Helen’s theatre career as comprehensive as possible.
There hasn’t been a Stage Sunday in a long time, and with the current promotion on Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard bringing “Macbeth” to the screen, let’s have a look at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1974 production of the play, starring Nicol Williamson and Helen Mirren. To learn more about the play, visit the career page. Production stills and the theatrical programme have been added to the photo gallery.
Here’s the second entry for Stage Sunday – Helen’s performance in Tom Kempinski’s 1991 farce “Sex Please, We’re Italian”. I don’t mean to do a disaster weekend – but after reviewing “Caligula” on Friday, “Sex Please, We’re Italian” stands in line with projects gone bad. The New York Times called it “one of the most spectacularly unfunny evenings the London theater has seen in decades”. More information on the play and its background can be found on the career page, production stills, rehearsals pictures and the programme have been added to the gallery.
The first stage spotlight has been added. In 1994, Helen Mirren and John Hurt performed Turgenev’s “A Month in the Country” at the West End to critical acclaim. Helen reprised the role of Natalya Petrovna a year later as her Broadway debut. To learn more about the play and its history, visit the career page. Production stills, promotionals and rehearsal pictures have been added to the gallery.