'MAGIC CIRCLE' TO PREVIEW AT THE HISTORIC HARROGATE THEATRE
James will be play the lead role of Inspector Nicholas Gammell in Brother Wolf's latest production 'Magic Circle', written for the stage by multi-award-winning novelist Kim Newman. Directed by acclaimed director Phil Lowe, the play will preview at Harrogate Theatre on Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th July followed by the West End premiere on Friday 4th August at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Tickets are on sale NOW!
'TRANSMISSION' TRAILER DEBUTS ONLINE
The new trailer for the film 'Transmission' has debuted online to critical acclaim. Set in the future state of Britannia, a political prisoner finds himself violently oscillating between death and delirium, whilst precariously tethered to a noose by his tormentor and only friend, Dr. Sam, played by James Hyland. You can watch the trailer here.
READ JAMES'S LATEST INTERVIEW FOR THE STAGE NEWSPAPER
James offers his tips for adapting a classic novel for the stage, based on his experiences with Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol', in the latest edition of The Stage. Read it here.
'FAGIN'S LAST HOUR' RECIEVES ITS 24TH EXCELLENT REVIEW
James Hyland's 5-star rated one-man show,'Fagin's Last Hour' has received its twenty-fifth excellent review. Described as "an amazing and engaging retelling of Oliver Twist" (Biggin Hill News), the general public have also been unanimous in their praise, reviewing the show as "the finest performance that myself and my husband have ever had the pleasure to witness. Incredible!" (Linzi Lee) and "One of the best shows I've ever seen." (Collywog). Officially Recognized by Her Majesty The Queen, 'Fagin's Last Hour' has proven itself a classic: "truly astonishing... unforgettable theatre at its best." (The Courier)
'A LESSON FROM AUSCHWITZ' RAISES £1565 FOR CHARITABLE CAUSES
To date, James's commemorative production of 'A Lesson from Auschwitz' has raised £1565 for charity. Described by London Theatre 1 as "superb... totally believable... it's important that plays like this are seen by as many people as possible", the historical drama will return to the stage in January 2017. For more information, please visit the official website here.
'CHRISTMAS CAROL' - RATED AS ONE OF "THE TOP CHRISTMAS SHOWS AROUND THE UK"
Along with the award for Best Performer in Theatre (Fringe Report Awards 2012) and Official Recognition from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II received at Buckingham Palace, 'A Christmas Carol - As told by Jacob Marley (deceased)' has been rated as one of the top Christmas shows in London and around the UK (High 50 Culture). Described by The Manx Independent as "a forcefully compelling masterpiece", the five-star rated one-man show has been classified as the "definitive telling of A Christmas Carol" (Redditch Standard) and continues to entertain and entrall audiences across the UK in its eighth consecutive year.
SONY'S NEW ACTION-PACKED PROMO BLASTS ON TO THE SMALL SCREEN
Bearded guy (James) + CGI + Green Screen + One Continuous Take + Stunts = The fantastic action-packed promo for Sony's 'Movies 4 Men' channel. Watch the promo here.
TWO BRITISH FEATURE FILMS NOMINATED FOR "BEST FILM"
James is currently appearing in the acclaimed feature films 'We Are Monster' (nominated for The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh Festival, 2014) and 'The Cake Maker' (nominated for Best Festival Film at The Birmingham Black International Film Festival, 2014) in which James plays the lead role of a gangster. 'We Are Monster' was released in cinemas on 1st May 2015. Watch the trailer here.
CHARITY PREMIERE OF 'THE ACCOUNTMENT OF LUKE' OPENS TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
Under the mantle of his award-winning production company, Brother Wolf, James Hyland staged an Easter reading of 'The Accountment of Luke', a new portrayal of the last days of Jesus. Presented for the very first time in public, this unique depiction received a terrific response from its audience members: "you can't help but engage all your senses and imagination... It becomes a real, lived experience and transports you back in time... I have never been to a play or reading that ends with such a sense of 'shared experience'" (Sarita Plowman), "The story was captivating and brought the last days of Jesus to life in a truly compelling and endearing way... A truly unforgettable experience." (Gabrielle Boyle) The production will return for one night only on Saturday 15th April 2017, 7.30pm, at Sheppey Little Theatre. Details can be found here.
NOW ON YOUTUBE - HYLAND'S LEAD PERFORMANCE IN KASKADE'S 'A LITTLE MORE'
Shot entirely on location in Iceland, the new music video for Grammy nominated Kaskade's collaboration with John Dahlbäck featuring Sansa, 'A Little More' is now live on YouTube. James plays the role of a lone but optimistic vacationer who mistakes Iceland for Hawaii. Reviewed as "upbeat and funny... a treat to the eyes and the ears" (Bangin Beats), "You’ll laugh your way from start to finish" (edmtunes.com). "Kaskade's new music video for his track 'A Little More' will remind you to always see the silver linings in life" (BroBible).
'STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE' RECEIVES 18 EXEMPLARY REVIEWS
"Hyland is a genius. He has to be... extraordinary" ★★★★★ (Everything Theatre)
"the outstandingly talented James Hyland" ★★★★★ (What's On Stage)
"outstanding and original... extremely impressive" ★★★★★ (What's Peen Seen)
"A fantastic actor... Go and see it wherever you can." ★★★★★ (Stafford Radio)
"Hyland triumphs... an enthralling performer." (Harrogate Advertiser)
"absolutely superb... Hyland is magnificent" (Loitering In the Theatre)
"powerful, intense, spellbinding and disturbing" (The Yorkshire Times)
"magnificently intense, riveting theatre from one man" (The York Press)
"gripping... terrifying... commanding performance" (The Public Reviews)
"astounding, faultless... do go and see this masterpiece" (Sue's Musings)
"chilling... impressive... Remarkable... nerve-jangling" (The Morning Star)
"worth seeing for his performance alone... a superb actor." (Frost Magazine)
"unmissable theatre for lovers of thrilling storytelling." (Behind The Footlights)
"breathtaking... incredible... a perfect piece of theatre." (Theatrical Eastbourne)
"Sophisticated and sharp... not a production to be missed." (A Younger Theatre)
"Hyland's thrilling solo drama... a veritable tour-de-force" (UK Theatre Network)
"Hyland’s performance is to be highly commended... exhilarating" (Plays To See)
"He had the audience spellbound... a master of the one-man shows" (Llanelli Star)
THE NEW PATRON OF SHEPPEY THEATRE
Sheppey Entertainment Association has appointed James as Patron of Sheppey Theatre.
"ONE OF THE BEST SHORT FILMS... EVER MADE"
James's award-winning performance as a corrupt cop in Tinie Tempah’s 'Disappoint You' continues to gain further accolades. Described by UK Hip Hop & Grime as "a NEXT LEVEL music video!!... one of the best short films, not to mention best music videos, ever made", this revolutionary film has gone on to achieve a rising cult status amongst its many fans.