Love London Love Culture round up the reviews for Kae Tempest’s play Paradise, reimagining a Greek legend now playing at the National Theatre.
‘Strikes gold’: PARADISE – National Theatre
Kae Tempest makes a stirring National Theatre debut with Sophocles adaptation Paradise, starring a superb Lesley Sharp.
‘It feels like a real waste’: THE END OF HISTORY – Royal Court Theatre
The Harry Potter team presents a hyped up state-of-the-family play in The End Of History and it just falls flat on its face.
‘Absorbing family comedy’: THE END OF HISTORY – Royal Court Theatre
What’s so great about Jack Thorne’s play The End of History (as well as his consistently interesting use of stage directions) is that it has made me pause to think but is all wrapped up in this absorbing family comedy.
‘We believe in the individual reality of this family’: THE END OF HISTORY – Royal Court Theatre ★★★★
Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany are the Harry Potter team. They know how not to bore. But they’ve been here before too in a Royal Court state-of-the-nation mood, and they can make pieces like The End of History just as gripping.
‘Thorne’s writing is meaningful & engaging’: THE END OF HISTORY – Royal Court Theatre
In The End of History Thorne shuffles various perspectives within the family, examining their different experiences of the same events from multiple angles, and while these differences drive wedges between them, ultimately and with hope for the future, he explores the ties that keep people together.
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‘I just wish I could have felt more engaged’: THE WOODS – Royal Court Theatre ★★★
You enter dark places when you enter the Royal Court and sometimes that can be enthralling and exhilarating. But there needs to be some kind of uplift. Sadly this time, it wasn’t present.
‘A blazingly acted & triumphantly imagined piece of new writing’: THE WOODS – Royal Court Theatre
An overwhelmingly powerful new play about motherhood and psychological collapse: Lesley Sharp amazes in The Woods at the Royal Court Theatre.
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REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Seagull at the Lyric Hammersmith
Anton Chekhov’s classic play The Seagull is brought to modern life in a new version, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Sean Holmes. It’s running at London’s Lyric Hammersmith until 4 November 2017. Here’s what critics have been saying about it so far.
THE SEAGULL – Lyric Hammersmith ★★★
Simon Stephens’ version makes no bones about how an obsession for fame can lead to ruin, hell and damnation or all three. Adelayo Adedayo’s Nina is burning to be a ‘celebrity’, idolising Nicholas Gleaves’ driven novelist, Boris.
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