One of the best things about Admissions at Trafalgar Studios is how far it will get up the noses of the ‘woke’ twitterati. I can think of a couple of agenda-toting print critics who’ll also be hammering their keyboards like warriors to be sneeringly unpleasant about the play.
Joshua Harmon doesn’t beat about the bush when tackling difficult questions about diversity and equality in Admissions, a biting new comedy that couldn’t be more relevant, especially to parents.
I’m genuinely not sure Admissions could be done much better than it’s done here. If you come expecting an entertaining comedy that will make you occasionally go ‘oh actually that’s a good point’ you won’t leave disappointed.
Ultimately, Stories might not necessarily be too profound or truly enlightening, but it does speak to the ways in which a plan for life can lead you most astray and I did find it entertaining and impeccably acted.
At the National Theatre, Stories – Nina Raine’s follow-up to her very big hit Consent – is emotionally intelligent and often funny but rarely deep.
It’s a sign of the sparky credibility of Nina Raine’s play about a woman desperate for a sperm donor – having broken with her younger, unwilling boyfriend – that half an hour in I started thinking “aren’t women hell!” But later that changes to “actually, it’s theatricals and intellectual creatives who are hell”. It is all very NW3.
Albion begins with Audrey, played with indefatigable energy by Victoria Hamilton, in the garden of her deceased uncle’s family home, deep in the English countryside. She has bought the property, which boasts a historic 1920s garden, now much overgrown, which a First World War veteran once formed into a pastoral paradise fit for heroes.
Uneasy lies the head that waits for the crown. Mike Barlett’s King Charles III was a deserved award-winning success when it took the Almeida by storm in 2014, transferring into the West End and then Broadway, later touring the UK and Australia too.
The Lyric Hammersmith has announces the cast of veteran stage actors who will take on the role of a group of teenagers in the European premiere of Australian hit play Seventeen, which runs from 5 March to 8 April 2017, with a press night on 14 March.
This is not so much a review, more a collection of Facebook updates. 15.25 Saturday: “I haven’t paid for a theatre ticket in quite a while, so why am I thinking “bugger me, £59.50 for KING CHARLES III” It sparked a lot of lively conversation about the rising price of West End theatre and some […]
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