A rare foray into the world of podcasts sees Ian Foster listening to the Nina Sosanya-starring Seeds and getting properly freaked out by horror anthology At Your Peril.
In The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre Juliet Stevenson is mesmerising in a brilliantly written ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging.
Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal may be the story of one woman battling societal pressure but Natalie Abrahami’s production for the Almeida Theatre teases out a more elemental struggle, one which stretches over the majority of the 20th century and by extension, even further.
Thanks to two blisteringly good performances from Kae Alexander and Kirsty as the two sisters, the key themes of faith, loyalty, and the role of sacrifice and self-sacrifice for the ones we love, are dramatised beautifully by director Indu Rubasingham who builds up the tension wonderfully in The Great Wave.
Based on the eye-opening true stories of Japanese people abducted by the North Korean regime, in order for them to train spies and saboteurs, Great Wave expresses thrilling feelings of loss, guilt and partial redemption. The Great Wave really roars.