The Wooster Group’s Town Hall Affair is a beautiful, dedicated piece of craftsmanship, highly technically and artistically accomplished but in comparison with material in earlier years, it seemed to me, less dangerous, more controlled.
Notes From the Field is an even more searing, brilliant, majestic account – an examination, profound in its detail and presentation by Anna Deavere Smith of disenfranchisement and the broken ‘soul’ of America.
Findlay’s finely tuned production is full of nuance and provides a singular, emotive finale in which responsibility, influence, life choices, aspiration and limitation are all beautifully conveyed within Miss Brodie herself and her relationship with her “gerls”.
In its incorporation of Howards End and the conversation between its fictional literary inspiration and its contemporary – Matthew Lopez – The Inheritance manages to create something wholly fresh and original about denial, truth and progress.
Victoria’s Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan Theatre’s joint production of Picnic at Hanging Rock does have its moments of scariness and there are fine, spirited performances from its quintet of female actors.