We’ve all got them: things we enjoy — sometimes mightily — that it’s just a little bit embarrassing to admit to liking. Like admitting, in my case, a massive passion for Selling Sunset, the real estate reality TV show set in the cramped offices of an LA boutique agency that sell houses to millionaires and billionaires. (But somehow seem to work cheek-by-jowl in a tiny office on Sunset Boulevard).
‘Utterly compelling storytelling’: THE CANE – Royal Court Theatre
A finely tuned, rapid fire and utterly compelling 100 minutes of theatre. The Cane challenges, provokes and entertains
‘Exactly what any radical playwright worth their salt should be doing’: THE CANE – Royal Court Theatre ★★★★
The Cane, Mark Ravenhill’s latest, represents an investigation that remarkably refuses to follow today’s tropes of outrage and counter-intuitively and presents a different kind of moral ethic.
‘Does a great job of really making you think’: THE CANE – Royal Court Theatre
Inspired by Mark Ravenhill’s realisation that some teachers retiring now would have been active when corporal punishment was outlawed in 1986, The Cane is his first new play for a goodly while.
‘Great writing, great production, great stuff’: THE CANE – Royal Court Theatre
Mark Ravenhill’s comeback play The Cane at the Royal Court Theatre is a brilliant, complex and mature account of the abuse of power.
‘Mischievously satirical & unsettling’: THE CANE – Royal Court Theatre ★★★
Can we, I wonder, ever learn to deplore past attitudes without being vengeful about it? The Cane is a mischievously satirical – and unsettling – imagination by Mark Ravenhill.
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & upcoming awards… in the West End, Broadway & beyond
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & upcoming awards… in the West End, Broadway & beyond.
NEWS: Alun Armstrong, Maggie Steed & Nicola Walker are cast in Mark Ravenhill’s The Cane at the Royal Court Theatre
Alun Armstrong, Maggie Steed and Nicola Walker have been cast in the world premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s play The Cane, directed by Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone.