Githa Sowerby used her own upbringing as the daughter of a Tyneside glass-making family for her breakthrough play, Rutherford and Son, but whether her father was as cold, insensitive and bullying as patriarch John Rutherford is open to speculation.
Back in 1982 Helen Gurley Brown, then editor of US Cosmopolitan, informed the world that women could “have it all”. As if, in an act of defiance, in the same year, writer Caryl Churchill replied with Top Girls, a quirky and off-beat play that shows the price women must pay in trying to combine being […]
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Denis O’Hare, making his National Theatre debut as Tartuffe, will be joined by Kevin Doyle as Orgon and Olivia Williams as Elmire in a new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece by John Donnelly. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the production will run in rep from 9 February to 30 April 2019 in the Lyttelton Theatre.
Casting has been announced for the new National Theatre season, with highlights include Colin Morgan and Ciarán Hinds in Brian Friel’s Translations.
Whoever decided to revive Chayefsky’s film via a stage production made an astute choice. Network could hardly be more topical or timely in an era that has become infamous for false truths, ‘fake news’ and where ideas have become truncated and traduced by social media.
As any story going behind-the-scenes of history, Oslo gives audiences a thrilling and enthralling sense of being, for once, on the ‘inside’ of events. And Rogers keeps personalities and the narrative rattling along.
Women and modern warfare. Women have fought to be treated as equals on the front line. A question of equality. The corollary to that is, they are open to being just as badly injured.
NOW HERE’S THE ONE TO SEE. DON’T MIND THE LANGUAGE… If you worry about language, the clue’s in the title. More f’s and assholes than you can shake a reproving finger at. But don’t. Stephen Andy Guirgis’ play is about … Continue reading →
BRAVADO, BRIGANDS, FABIANS, LIFE-FORCES….. It is a truth universally acknowledged that George Bernard Shaw was a bit of a windbag. At no point did the words “Less is more”, or “Show don’t tell” impinge on his exuberant, contrarian torrents of … Continue reading →