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KING LEAR – RSC, Barbican Centre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Matt MerrittLeave a Comment

For many actors Lear is the ultimate role, hence the proliferation of productions that appear every year. In 2016 alone we’ve had Timothy West, Don Warrington and Michael Pennington all pop up in the role and Glenda Jackson is currently giving us a female perspective over at the Old Vic. RSC stalwart Antony Sher’s take on the role has been something we’ve been waiting a few years for… so how does he do?

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KING LEAR – RSC, Stratford & London

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Jonathan BazLeave a Comment

William Shakespeare’s tragedy depicting the 17th Century King’s descent into madness has been given a pared down, modern retelling by director Gregory Doran in this new production at the RSC. The audience draw is clearly Antony Sher, taking on the eponymous role (the Stratford run is apparently returns only) but this production has much to commend it.

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Review: Meat (Theatre 503, London)

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In the pub below the theatre, the waitress apologized that they’d run out of tomato ketchup. Two minutes in to Graham Turner’s wholly authentic performance as slaughterhouse worker Vincent whose mantra is ‘you’ve got to cut the carotid artery’ as a means of dispatching an animal, we knew why. Vincent is struggling with the grinding […]

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Review: Meat (Theatre 503, London)

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

In the pub below the theatre, the waitress apologized that they’d run out of tomato ketchup. Two minutes in to Graham Turner’s wholly authentic performance as slaughterhouse worker Vincent whose mantra is ‘you’ve got to cut the carotid artery’ as a means of dispatching an animal, we knew why. Vincent is struggling with the grinding […]

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