Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate is a brilliantly acute and entertaining, if a bit depressing, deconstruction of the great American family drama.
Jacobs-Jenkins explores how even fairly recent national history can be sanitised and reduced when examined from only one perspective in Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse.
Robert Icke’s new production of The Wild Duck is bold and controversial but delivers an interpretation that strikes home very hard indeed.
Though Robert Icke’s didacticism can be irritating, this Wild Duck undoubtedly pulls its modern audience into Ibsen’s tense, spiralling emotions to powerful effect.
Robert Icke’s conversational, documentary production of The Wild Duck at the Almeida Theatre makes this complex morality play immediately accessible.
Director Robert Icke, most ingenious of re-framers and refreshers, presents Ibsen’s The Wild Duck, a classic of pain and lies, with a touch of meta-theatre at the Almeida Theatre.
The full cast for the Almeida Theatre production of The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version created by the venue’s associate director Robert Icke, is Nicholas Day, Grace Doherty, Nicholas Farrell, Andrea Hall, Kevin Harvey, Edward Hogg, Lyndsey Marshal, Clara Read and Rick Warden.
Shakespeare’s slight and silly comedy As You Like at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is just the thing for midsummer.
Overall, this is a lovely summer treat at the Open Air Theatre, working well in the context of its surroundings of Regent’s Park. Hilarious, touching and well worth a visit.
Olivia Vinall and Edward Hogg take the roles of Rosalind and Orlando in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s As You Like It, with Keziah Joseph and Beruce Khan in the roles of Celia and Oliver.
The show opens to the sound of children’s voices echoing dangerously throughout the theatre, whilst two characters give birth (and I mean this literally) to two black coffins, and therefore the story, beneath two giant bombs and a tattered black mezzanine hang from the ceiling.
The opening production in the ‘Summer of Love’ is Daniel Kramer’s Romeo and Juliet and following Rice’s lead, it is bold and brash, full of light and sound, and the kind of ferocious energy that you can easily imagine raising the hackles once again of those influential precious few.
Shakespeare’s Globe is has announced casting for Romeo and Juliet directed by Daniel Kramer, and Twelfth Night directed by Emma Rice. Emma’s 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marks the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967.