Sneaking in in the nick of time, I catch the delights of the second edition of the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper.
Alex Austin has been cast as Heathcliff opposite Rakhee Sharma as Cathy in the new stage adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights by Bruntwood Prize winning writer Andrew Sheridan at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre.
The End of Eddy, starring Alex Austin and Kwaku Mills (in his professional debut) star in this tale of growing up poor, an outsider in a rural France.
In the claustrophobic atmosphere of Chloe Lamford’s design, Vicky Featherstone’s production of Gundog provides too little variation of tone, especially as Simon Longman’s storytelling resists the propulsion of forward narrative.
Gundog at the Royal Court Theatre joins other plays in recent years about farming and rural life, standing out in its bleakness, thematic complexity and disarming poetry. This small play has the epic roar of modern canon.
New misery fest about the hard graft of rural life is symbolic, but it really lacks drama and resonance.
Arcola Theatre today announces its winter season for the remainder of 2016, with new plays by David Greig, Ron Hutchinson, Christina Lamb, Belarus Free Theatre, Christine Bacon, Sergio Blanco and Spitting Image’s Henry Naylor.
Powerful play about brothers comes storming into Sloane Square from Manchester, trailing tenderness and terror.