The concept of the piece was fascinating, with the production beginning with an introduction of the actors in a travelling performance group tasked with telling the story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Ready, steady…go! 80 Days, a real-world adventure is an immersive and different treasure hunt by Fire Hazard Games, based on Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days.
More an avant-garde exercise on a theme than anything particularly ground-breaking, certainly, but enjoyable performances and affecting writing help to bring everything together into a consistently interesting, reflective evening of theatre.
Doubtless many might find it an acquired taste, but this version of An Enemy of the People remains a brave, praiseworthy effort to revitalise the original text, full of talent, provocative originality, and life.
Vincent River is a compelling drama not to be missed, and it is incredible to think that even though it was premiered almost 20 years ago, the message at its heart – hate crimes – is still so actual and relevant.
The setting was perfect – a café, a contemporary workplace where you find people milling around, procrastinating, filling gaps of time by taking a sneaky peek at what everyone else is doing on social media.
Sam Edmunds’ wonderfully observant, witty and incisive writing crackles with a macabre energy and pathos, filled with delightful wordplay and lyrical flourishes.
There is nothing about Gundog at the Royal Cout that will make you feel good about where we are today. It is a dark and disturbing tale about the state of play in modern rural Britain. That means it won’t be for everyone, but I was mesmerised.
Woman Before a Glass at Jermyn Street Theatre, London, places the focus on Peggy Guggenheim – a pivotal figure in the 20th century art scene – and is a hugely enjoyable show that demonstrates how a true passion can last a lifetime.