The Inheritance at the Noel Coward Theatre has been rightly lauded as a major piece of 21st-century theatre and Lopez has a gift for crafting argument and dialogue with sensitivity and innate understanding.
It would be hard to imagine a play about young gay lives that speaks more eloquently to older gay men than the moving, informative and often hilarious The Inheritance at the Young Vic.
As well as being a damn clever meditation on the creative process, the writing in The Inheritance is also emotionally searing, nuanced and consistent, never glib or rushed.
A Passage to India opened its short national tour at Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatre last week and is now thrilling fans at Salisbury Playhouse.
Our age is beginning, once more, to appreciate EM Forster properly: the recent TV Howard’s End caught his wit as well as the social indignation and melancholy, and allowed something of the philosophical-mystical oddity of the man and his dream of “only connect”.
The first half of the 2018 programme at London’s Park Theatre, running from January to June, will feature five world, European, UK and London premiere productions.
A brief and splendid scuttle of bare-arsed embarrassment by three men enlivens Act 2, the eldest – Simon Jones as Mr Beebe – in nothing but his clerical collar. That’s our happy view.