The RSC, Young Vic and Theatre for a New Audience have a difficult but fascinating task ahead in re-creating lost work Swingin’ the Dream that honours the original while offering something new to modern audiences.
Misfits, from the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, comprises four excellent fractured monologues, written by Kenny Emson, Sadie Hasler, Guleraana Mir and Anne Odeke, which focus on Essex,
When the writing is tight, fresh and more character driven, Misfits is very much worth a watch.
Snow White & the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon is a great take on a classic Christmas show and despite a few narrative shortcomings, it charms, entertains and gently addresses some of the ills in our world today.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the works of Emlyn Williams, it’s that he writes a thriller or murder mystery, if you like, with a predictable culprit and lack of twist. However, it’s the path that leads you to learn the truth that you already suspected all along, that makes for interesting viewing.
The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams’ psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson. The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August 2016, with a national press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse.