It takes a fair bit of courage to open a new London venue with a play about the honour of Russia given the current political situation; but that is what we have in Dmitry, currently playing at the Marylebone Theatre.
‘Celebrates those who get us through the worst of times’: NO PARTICULAR ORDER – Theatre503
Children’s TV performer Fred Rogers once said: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping’.” Though horrific events drive Joel Tan’s eon-spanning play No Particular Order celebrates those who get us through the worst of times.
’An acute emotional punch’: LIVING NEWSPAPER: A COUNTER NARRATIVE – Royal Court Theatre (Online review)
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.
‘The piece’s message is rather fuzzy’: PAH-LA – Royal Court Theatre
Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.
‘Absolutely a play for our times’: PAH-LA – Royal Court Theatre
It is a richly ironic title then. Pah-La takes aim at the social and emotional structures of patriarchal revenge, and explores a radically non-violent alternative.
‘It’s a tale that needs telling’: FORGOTTEN – Arcola Theatre
Forgotten at the ArcolaTheatre is a considered story serving an important function on the British stage, but the scope of this history is too big for the current length and structure.