Twin sisterhood, space, and the uncertain near future are at play in Amy Berryman’s debut play, Walden, which recently enjoyed a run on stage as part of the Re:Emerge season at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Now, it resurfaces in a filmed version to be released in cinemas on Wednesday.
The great thing about Lucy Bailey’s 80-minute production of Oleanna is its sense of balance. And I have to say that it changed my mind about the power balance in the drama.
Amy Berryman’s ambitious debut play Walden about siblings, climate change and space travel is full of ideas, but what happened to the emotions?
If the West End has faced an existential crisis thanks to the pandemic, American playwright Amy Berryman’s debut play Walden portrays the entire world having one.
Amy Berryman’s Walden at the Harold Pinter Theatre is 90 minutes of proper stimulus, at times intensely moving, still haunting.
I really wanted to like Walden, it was my first trip to the theatre since they were last open in early December, but it just didn’t deliver the promised tension and drama.
Opening Sonia Friedman Productions’ RE:EMERGE season at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre will be Amy Berryman’s Walden (22 May-12 June 2021), followed by Yasmin Joseph’s J’Ouvert (16 Jun-3 Jul) and Joseph Charlton’s Anna X (10 July-4 Aug).
RE:EMERGE, a collection of new plays curated by Sonia Friedman Productions alongside Ian Rickson (artistic director for the season), is due to open to socially-distanced audiences from May at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre.