Frankly, I had qualms about Hugh Bonneville in the role of CS Lewis in Shadowlands: too handsome, too familiar in his evocations of dullish decent steadiness, but before many minutes in the chaffing Common Room scenes which open the play, I could see the point.
Shadowlands isn’t an all-out weepie but there are a few who will find it hard to control their emotions. A well made and moving revival.
Shadowlands, the William Nicholson play that charts the story of C.S. Lewis’ correspondence-turned-relationship with the American poet Joy Gresham, is such a perfect fit for the Chichester audience it’s almost a surprise it isn’t a regular feature here.
The recent production of Jim Cartwrwight’s Road at the Royal Court made for unmissible viewing – a blindingly relevant show that gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain. After seeing John Tiffany’s production, I sat down with actors Mark Hadfield and Liz White to find out more about the process that went into creating the show.
Powerful revival of Jim Cartwright’s 1986 modern classic comes alive in all its noisy, vulgar and transcendent glory.
As somebody who grew up on the outskirts of a depressed Lancashire town in the 1980s, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Royal Court’s revival of Jim Cartwright’s seminal debut play Road.
Jim Cartwright’s script is atmospheric in itself, the personalities of each character who all represent a different failing of society are there in the text.
The Royal Court Theatre announces the cast for Road, written by Jim Cartwright and directed by John Tiffany. Cartwright’s seminal play gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.