Cush Jumbo is excellent, and there’s a great Ophelia, but do we really need another Hamlet? Three hours plus at the Young Vic will soon tell you
Inua Ellams’ relocation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters to the Biafran Civil War proves devastatingly effective at the National Theatre.
Strange Fruit is a complex, dense play that is beautifully played by a talented ensemble and thoughtfully directed by Nancy Medina.
This apt revival of Caryl Phillips’ first play, Strange Fruit, stirred up a maelstrom of memories for me, a second generation Caribbean immigrant, growing up in a city on the south coast of 1970s/1980s England.
Caryl Phillips’ 1980 Windrush classic Strange Fruit is a bit too masculinist and verbose, and poorly staged.
Strange Fruit is an exposing and painful play but it feels like it distracts itself from its otherwise powerful key theme.