A day or so after Theresa May’s keynote speech about Brexit the words Europe and European carry an electric charge. For Leavers, they represent the evil empire; for Remainers, a world we have lost. In this context, seeing a play by Germany’s most performed playwright feels more than usually significant.
Cast is announced for the world premiere of My Country; a work in progress, a verbatim Brexit response play.
Twentieth anniversary revival of Yasmina Reza’s contemporary classic is well acted, but conservative.
Modern-dress revival of wordy George Bernard Shaw classic is a tour de force for Gemma Arterton.
I’ve had double cause to reconsider what I’ve been missing at the National Theatre recently. First, a gushing round-up in the Evening Standard looking back; second, a reminder of five shows to look forward to 2017: Twelfth Night, Ugly Lies the Bone, My Country, Mosquitoes and Angels in America.
The National Theatre has today announced dates and further details for upcoming productions in its 2016-2017 winter season, including: Simon Godwin directs a cast including Tamsin Greig in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, opening in the Olivier Theatre on 22 February. Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino makes its European premiere in the Lyttelton Theatre in March 2017, with …
Great work from Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith saves a nostalgic drama from wallowing in its own Britishness.
New play about personal identity and the digital world is strongly felt, but a bit too short.
Revival of Sean O’Casey’s modern classic shows its continued relevance, but is a bit meticulously sombre.
New immersive experience tells its story of people trafficking with considerable power and imagination.
As new Prime Minister Theresa May forms her Brexit government, Sell a Door founders David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree have outlined their concerns about how Brexit impacts them as theatre producers of national and international tours including Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, James and the Giant Peach and Green Day’s American Idiot, now returned to London’s Arts Theatre for its second West End …
Revival of the late Brian Friel’s 1979 classic is brilliantly acted, beautifully directed and haunting in its ambiguity.