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.
Cate Blanchett and Stephen Dillane will perform in the world premiere of Martin Crimp’s play When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other (Twelve Variations On Samuel Richardson’s Pamela), directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre in January 2019.
Lessons in Love & Violence is a deliciously cool, intellectually stimulating and tremendously suggestive reading of a brilliant piece about the politics of power, the confusion of desire and the horror of violence. If love can make us human, so can murder.
This play’s subject is alienation, at work and in the home. (But mainly at work.) In contemporary society, office work seems to symbolize a life of modern drudgery.
The Treatment has often been ignored, perhaps on account of its large cast, or because of its large scale. Now that the Almeida Theatre has decided to stage this story of how art cannibalises life we have the chance to judge its relevance some 25 years after its premiere.
The Almeida Theatre today announced the full cast of The Treatment, Martin Crimp’s new play, which runs from 24 April 2017 to 10 June 2017, with a press night on 24 April.
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