Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Jamie Lloyd’s stripped back but immensely enjoyable production of Cyrano de Bergerac highlights the power of language thanks to Martin Crimp’s engaging adaptation.
James McAvoy triumphs in Martin Crimp’s magnificent makeover of the French classic Cyrano de Bergerac: a jaw-dropping success.
The beauty and rawness of Cyrano de Bergerac pull you in and envelopes you and the performances combined with the tragedy of the story haunted me for days.
Full details of the 18-strong company joining James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End have been announced.
Ruby Thomas’ experimental debut play Either is an intriguing questioning of gender identity that retains an air of politeness.
New Israeli play Amsterdam about the effect of the past on the present is an open text which owes much too much to Martin Crimp.
Golden Globe and Olivier Award nominated James McAvoy is to lead the company of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, the first in a new Jamie Lloyd season at the Playhouse Theatre from November 2019 to August 2020.
Despite committed performances by Blanchett and Dillane, there is something cold and mechanical to what is going on in When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at the National Theatre.
Cougar, a new two-hander about an older woman and a younger man is a bit sketchy, but its theatre form is thrilling.
The publicity for Martin Crimp’s new play, gleefully stoked by the National Theatre, has been all about Cate Blanchett and ‘bondage’ scenes
Martin Crimp’s new play, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at the National Theatre, has been hyped because of its star, Cate Blanchett, and rightly so: it’s a five-star show.
While it may not necessarily live up to expectations, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other is a dark humoured, somewhat odd yet gripping production, and worth a watch for the performances alone. But if it’s the shock value you’re after, there is nothing here that you wouldn’t see on post-watershed television.
Strong performances from Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane make the challenging When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other worth the effort at the National Theatre.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk
Dealing With Clair at the Orange Tree Theatre is a brilliant revival of Martin Crimp’s savage satire on human greed and male attitudes to women.
Rufus Norris has unveiled the National Theatre’s plans for 2019 and beyond. Highlights include the world premiere of Small Island adapted by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy’s novel, directed by Rufus Norris.
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