The premiere of Ross Dunsmore’s Milk at the Traverse Theatre is well acted and carefully staged. However, it never overcomes an unsatisfactory construction.
Compelling: Epic in scope, huge in sweep and utterly human, The Iliad at Edinburgh’s Lyceum is a powerful production.
At the age of 32, at the very height of a superstardom today reserved for the Hollywood A-list, the great 18th Century castrato Farinelli turned his back on the stage, never to return, to sing for only one man – Philippe V, the King of Spain. The King, suffering from a madness brought on by depression, could only find solace and sanity in Farinelli’s heavenly tones.
✭✭✭✭✩ Love and regret:
Light Boxes is fascinating. Grid Iron Theatre Company has weaved a complex web, leaving the audience struggling to interpret what they are seeing.
Have I told you lately how much I love the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the beeswax-candle-lit trinket-box theatre that Shakespeare’s Globe carved out of its own foyer a year ago? It’s like you’re Queen Elizabeth – no, the Blackadder one – and have summoned top actors to come and perform in your living room. Which is surreal, because that’s what Farinelli […]
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