LOVE IN IDLENESS – Menier Chocolate Factory

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

The rehabilitation of playwright Terence Rattigan has surpassed even the stage when not only are his best plays regularly revived, but also his less good work now reaches a large audience. So last year his masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea was at the National Theatre, while the enterprising Kenneth Branagh revived Harlequinade for the West End in November 2015.

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LOVE IN IDLENESS – Menier Chocolate Factory

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

The rehabilitation of playwright Terence Rattigan has surpassed even the stage when not only are his best plays regularly revived, but also his less good work now reaches a large audience. So last year his masterpiece The Deep Blue Sea was at the National Theatre, while the enterprising Kenneth Branagh revived Harlequinade for the West End in November 2015.

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AFTER MISS JULIE – Touring

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

Patrick Marber’s play is set in 1945 in an English Country House, the set of which rivalled downstairs at Downton Abbey! The play is inspired by Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Helen George plays Miss Julie, the only upstairs character we are introduced to in person, while Richard Flood plays John, her father’s Chauffeur and Amy Cudden plays Christine, the cook.