Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 19 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s view that the new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre is marching on to victory.
New blood courses through the veins of the West End’s longest-running musical Les Misérables.
The pleasures of The Girl with Glitter in Her Eye — its acting, music and shadow images especially — do make up for some of the banality of the writing.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 5 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s mixed feelings about Snowflake at the Kiln Theatre.
Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at the Park Theatre is a lively revival of Charlotte Jones’ quirky and hugely enjoyable 1999 play about parenting and life on immoral earnings.
Mike Bartlett’s Christmas cracker Snowflake goes out with a bang, but it really takes a long and clumsy time to do it.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre including Love London Love Culture’s delight at watching Jamie Lloyd’s razor sharp West End production of Cyrano de Bergerac.
The family tragedy at the heart of A Kind Of People is emotionally powerful but also oddly incomplete and unsatisfying.
James McAvoy triumphs in Martin Crimp’s magnificent makeover of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac: a jaw-dropping success.
Ravens: Spassky Vs Fischer, an intriguing documentary drama about the chess match of the century, gets bogged down in its final half hour.
I wanted to love this Midnight Movie, but — like almost any screen experience — I couldn’t quite connect with it. Despite some disturbing passages, it feels like less than the sum of its parts.
Originally produced in association with Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, director Raz Shaw’s production of The Greatest Play in the History of the World is one of the most charming and dopamine-rich shows you could ever hope to see.