London Theatre Company and King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) have announced their joint venture for a brand new 600 theatre in King’s Cross.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
When Maggie Smith heads to the stage it is undoubtedly a big draw but I think the play, A German Life, is equally worthy of the attention, subtly asking important questions about culpability and responsibility.
Carrying on her new series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out five of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (8-14 April 2019).
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jonathan Kent’s production of A German Life starring Maggie Smith.
Maggie Smith is absolutely triumphant in this memoir of a Berlin secretary in the Nazi era, A German Life at the Bridge Theatre.
Couldn’t miss Nicholas Hytner’s bit of mischief: after his years of being being alternately feted and rubbished in print, he displays directorial glee in sending up the noisome denizens of a broadsheet arts desk thanks to Lucinda Coxon’s black-hearted comedy of modern media manners, Alys, Always at the Bridge Theatre.
Alys, Always, a adaptation of Harriet Lane’s psychological and satirical bestseller, is neither vital, nor convincing.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Nicholas Hytner’s production of Alys Always based on Harriet Lane’s novel.
Look, as a piece of drama Alys, Always isn’t the best thing you’ll ever see. It’s unlikely to be troubling the Olivier nominations next year I wouldn’t think. But, actually, I sort of don’t care. It’s really good fun; sheer entertainment with a little bit of something to mentally chew over after the show.