The promise of being “urgent, responsive and fast” may not always be achieved, but at its very best the Royal Court’s Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative is both pertinent and full of joyous energy.
This production of Macbeth receives stunning direction from Christopher Haydon and, crucially, Lucy Ellinson is magnificent as Macbeth.
Fantastic collaboration between Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe results in the really amazing show The Shape of Pain at Wilton’s Music Hall.
As a show, The Shape Of The Pain is meticulously crafted, with Hannah McPake vividly conveying how fatiguing – mentally and emotionally – living with CRPS is.
Javaad Alipoor explores the dark world of lonely young men, seething with resentment, attracted by tech-savvy extremist groups, in The Believers Are But Brothers at the Bush Theatre.
Hoping to contribute to the ‘conversation’ about death in a time of rapid medical advancement, Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe’s Am I Dead Yet? will leave you asking yourself the same question.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Two walls of Marshall amps sit either side of gleaming trusses. A DJ booth manned by a black-clad figure sports a banner for a place called Heorot. Smoke seeps through vents in the floor and a woman in goth metal dress prowls the stage.
New two-hander is a highly stylised account of a positively Ballardian reality: contemporary nihilism rules.
What’s Going On? A key theme of Victory Condition is how disconnected human beings (in industrialised countries) have become.
Justin Audibert directs Debbie Korley as the brave, bold and charismatic Beowulf in Chris Thorpe’s searing new version of this ancient, epic masterpiece opening in October.