An always fascinating piece, Wild Goose Dreams detours constantly down different alleys to tell its story and gets overwhelmed by all the work’s devices.
New docu-drama The King of Hell’s Palace about the Chinese blood-contamination scandal of 1990s is about corruption and cover-up.
The King of Hell’s Palace is a play brimful of good intentions but with virtually no artistry or dramatic tension.
Ahead of Hamstead Theatre’s 60th birthday next year, new artistic director Roxana Silbert recently announced her inaugural season at the north London venue, including six premiere plays written by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Jordan Tannahill, Tom Morton-Smith, Al Blyth, Ruby Thomas and Chinonyerem Odimba.
Tamburlaine at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon brings the wonder and the terror of Marlowe’s shepherd emperor to life in a production that gives an almost faultless account of a defective but fascinating play.
With this production of The Cherry Orchard, the Royal Exchange once again takes an important classic and makes it wonderfully accessible and relevant to the modern age. It is highly recommended.
This Cherry Orchard is a production that showcases Michael Boyd, his ensemble, Chekhov and Bristol Old Vic at its very best. I love the theatre when it’s this good.
I caught up actor Julius D’Silva one lunchtime at Bristol Old Vic on a break from rehearsal to discuss his work on The Cherry Orchard, reuniting with director Michael Boyd
The Open House comes to The Print Room, Notting Hill, from a successful premiere at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio and it is an engrossing character study of family life, post-The American Dream.
Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Pulitzer prize winning Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, directed by Olivier award winning Michael Boyd, which runs 15 October to 26 November 2016, with a press night on 24 October. Tamsin Greig will play the role of Empty having last been seen …
Hampstead Theatre announces its autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage, which will include new plays by Michael Frayn, Tony Kushner and Beth Steel.
Discombobulating: Taut, hilarious and shocking, Right Now – at Edinburgh’s Traverse following its run at London’s Bush Theatre – plays with farce and comedy before finding a dark corner of the psyche in which to settle.
You know you’ve seen something good at the theatre when you’re still thinking about it 24 hours later. Catherine-Anne Toupin’s darkly comic drama Right Now is as unsettling as it is often hilarious, with a plot that twists and turns until we (quite literally) have no idea where we are, and a conclusion that leaves a lasting impression and sends its audience away with just as many questions as answers.
Quebec drama about a young mother’s disintegrating sense of self is brilliantly strange and inspiring.