U.K. theater to check out in NYC


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Sabrina Varuolo, Staff Writer

After its hiatus due to COVID-19, theatre is making a comeback. Some of our favorite U.K. actors are taking the stage, and it is even more exciting to see the actors we know and love perform, quite literally in the same room as us! Whether you are meeting up with family or looking for a fun activity to do with friends, seeing a show in New York City is always a great option! 

Cyrano de Bergerac

Straight from the West End, Irish actor James McAvoy is starring in the Olivier nominated production and revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this spring. Written by Edmond Rostand and adapted by Martin Crimp, this production captures love and all the struggles that come with it. The New York Times states that James McAvoy’s portrayal of Cyrano is an “all-time crazy genius of the spoken word.” The play also features an enchanting ensemble and uses standing mics as a modern substitute for swords in the work’s intense battle scenes. The show will have a limited run from April 5 to May 22. 


English actor and most recent James Bond Daniel Craig lead the titular role in the 2022 Broadway revival of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedy. Acting alongside Craig is Ruth Negga as Lady Macbeth, an Ethiopian-Irish actress, best known for her role in Netflix’s “Passing.” This dark production tells the story of a couple who grapple with feelings of obsession and the guilt that follows. The show, set to open on April 28th, will have a limited 15-week run at the Longacre Theater. Tony-winning director Sam Gold tells Town and Country, ”I think that right now, as we come out of the extreme darkness of the last couple of years, there’s an instinct as you make it through the day to pretend life’s normal and just go about your lives in the face of something so enormous that we’ve all shared.”


After its highly acclaimed West End run, Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” is coming to Manhattan this summer. The play stars Alex Lawther as the Prince of Denmark, who is best known for playing James in “The End of the F**king World.” Director Robert Icke intends to present a controversial yet powerfully staged interpretation of a son and the events that occur after his father, the King of Denmark, dies. What makes this version unique is the use of digital media to convey the tone and emotion of the piece. You can catch this modern interpretation of the Shakespeare classic from May 31 to August 13 at Park Avenue Armory.