View Post

‘Brings out the emotional heart of the piece’: ANTIGONE – Brave Mirror Productions (Online review)

In Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Louise PennLeave a Comment

For Bristol-based Brave Mirror Productions, Antigone is adapted and directed by Jamie Saul, performed on Zoom, and edited by Thomas Duggan. The ten-strong cast are led by Gemma Lee (a powerful and resolute Antigone) and Isobel Granger (giving Creon a heart of stone but a curious unease in assuming the crown).

View Post

#ReadaPlayaWeek: Texts from Tarell Alvin McCraney, Roy Williams, Olwen Wymark, Michaela Coel & Kenneth Lonergan

In Books, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Not Exactly BillingtonLeave a Comment

Not Exactly Billington has set themselves a challenge to read a new (to them) playtext every week. In May, their #ReadaPlayaWeek titles included Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, Roy Williams’ interpretation of Antigone, Olwen Wymark’s Find Me, Michaela Coel’s Chewing Gum Dreams, and Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth.

ANTIGONE Barbican, WC2

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

ANCIENT GRIEF, A TERRIBLE BEAUTY There are some trademarks here: shaven heads, bare feet, bleak staging, immense and timeless dooms and subtle, insistent soundscape. Ivo van Hove, the Belgian director from Toneelgroep Amsterdam, stunned us lately with Arthur Miller’s A … Continue reading →