Exploitation can take many forms and sometimes it even begins with a creative opportunity. Sonali Bhattacharyya’s lead character in new play Chasing Hares at the Young Vic takes a while to find themselves confronting a major moral dilemma but the road to it begins with storytelling, imagination and character creation.
Duchess Theatre, London – 13 June 2021 As theatres reopen, the long influence of digital forms is already making itself felt. Jack Holden’s new play Cruise premiered online last month via Stream Theatre and last week stole a march on its digital equivalents by becoming one of the first shows to open in the West End. The opportunities afforded by …
Writer/performer Jack Holden’s full on powerhouse performance in Cruise will hold you in awe for 90 minutes.
Capturing much of the whimsy and regret of David Greig’s 1999 play for young people, the younger of the Lyceum’s Summer on Stage companies make a descent fist of Danny 306 + Me 4eva. More than that, they have found a fresh level of fun in the script, pointing up and finding proper laughs for Greig’s more punning moments – where an adult company might have simply gone for the wry smile.
Two parallel narratives, set ten years apart, introduce us to the anonymous siblings. We first meet the teenage Her and the ten-year-old Him.