The Bridge Theatre’s most savvy decision is in teaming The Shrine with Bed Among the Lentils, placing together two of our finest actors who effortless and regularly transition between stage and screen – Monica Dolan and Lesley Manville.
Notwithstanding its flawed message, in these times of unparalleled political polarisation The Lehman Trilogy will be lapped up by eager audiences. And for sheer technical theatrical genius, the play is in a class of its own.
Local Hero, the Lyceum’s co-production with the Old Vic, has the authenticity and drive one would expect considering the source material, but fails to add much that is new.
The clarity and resonance of the writing turns the tale into art, and the quality of direction, design and, above all, the magnificence of the acting, make this one of the best theatre experiences of the entire year.
The Lehman Trilogy is an intelligent look behind the scenes of the American Dream and the smoke and mirrors of the corporate world, brought to light by Mendes’ astute direction and a stellar cast.
The Lehman Trilogy is a substantial achievement, a beautifully balanced depiction of the role of one family in a much wider history of America.
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.
Theatre increasingly uses digital delights to enhance audience enjoyment. And you can easily see why.
New epic about mothers and daughters in the age of oil is wonderfully ambitious, but deeply unhistorical.
Now in their 90th year, Rambert continue to lead the dance world with their exhilarating and innovative dance works. Back in 1966, the company changed their artistic focus from classical to contemporary.