In my round-up of theatre in 2017, I warned 2018 that it had “big shoes to fill”. Not only did 2018 not need the door to be opened, but it also didn’t even need anyone to hold its coat.
‘A conscience-pricking, outrage-provoking piece of work’: EAR FOR EYE – Royal Court Theatre ★★★★
There is no one quite like debbie tucker green and her new play ear for eye, no one writing with the same urgency, disquiet and plain brilliance for adjusting and changing forms.
‘The starkest, most eloquent & humane warning to history’: NOTES FROM THE FIELD – Royal Court Theatre ★★★★★
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.
‘A masterclass in performance’: NOTES FROM THE FIELD – Royal Court Theatre
This is an extraordinary theatrical experience given in kindness, strength and bucket loads of humanity that provides a platform for change. Take it up. We need Notes From The Field now more than ever.