Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
The enduring presence of the gods in this modern reading of Electra is a circle that is never squared, the potential intrigue of its revolutionary politics are hampered by the reliance on a hero (fresh from the fight), and not even the raucous live music can stop the storytelling from dragging.
Lydia Larson is set to star as the title role in Electra until 24 March as part of The Bunker Theatre’s spring season. She spoke to Love London Love Culture about what people can expect from this modern retelling of the Greek myth.
Enjoyable performances, but I really do wish there had been less words in Electra at the Bunker Theatre, and more music and sharper storytelling.
Ancient Greece & punk collide to make an inspiring piece of theatre in Electra, performed with heart and spirit – a real call to arms.
Lots of different things opening across the country in March. In London there are a lot of Fringe and Off West End productions coming your way.
There’s this terrible balance between keeping the list short enough to hold attention but making sure great shows get shared. Hence why I’ve been defeated here, yet again, and we have a top twelve.
The Bunker’s Spring 2018 season sees the venue truly celebrate its place as a playground for ambitious artists and adventurous audiences, just over a year after it first opened its doors. The bold season, including works by Terry Johnson and Izzy Tennyson, highlights the venue’s commitment to work with exciting playwrights, both established and emerging.