Jessie Buckley is astonishing as the National Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet makes the jump from stage to screen to extraordinary effect.
A first-look image has today been released for the National Theatre’s Romeo & Juliet, a feature film for broadcast on Sky Arts and PBS this April.
Natalie Abrahami makes Ella Hickson’s text and Elizabeth’s story pulsate with the sound of a young woman for whom insecurity runs in every fibre of her being.
Tanika Gupta’s superb reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s modern classic A Doll’s House is both entertaining and deep.
In David Storey’s The March of Russia, Up in Arms find a source of such acutely observed family, domestic pain and political pertinence as to set the heart racing afresh.
David Storey’s family celebration drama of 1989 is typically natural, subtle and poignant, but also retro
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I’m not one to blow my trumpet too much, honestly, but it was nice to discover that my blog has been named one of Feedspot’s Top 50 Drama Blogs and Websites.
Interesting that two new plays in recent weeks have referred back to Nazi Germany and indirectly to the Holocaust. Whereas Cordelia O’Neill’s fine No Place for a Woman (Theatre503) looks at relativism and the chance accidents of life that can turn one middle class woman into being on the `winning’ side, and the other, by virtue of her Jewish birth, on another, Unwin looks directly at the Nazis’ policy of eugenics.
Stephen Unwin is a name I am familiar with as a director, and in my experience he’s an incredibly talented director. His debut play, All Our Children is set in 1941 and throws a spotlight onto the true story of the cruel and senseless murders of disabled children in Nazi Germany.