Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Rupert Goold’s production of The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre.
The Hunt, a striking stage version of Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm’s 2012 film, is full of intensity.
An imaginative adaptation of Zadie Smith’s 2000 contemporary classic White Teeth at the Kiln Theatre is let down by unnecessary music.
The result in Instructions for Correct Assembly at the Royal Court may be that we’re not as moved as we feel we ought to be, though there’s much dark wit here. Maybe we’re the problem.
In what has been a slightly over-earnest Winter season for the Royal Court, Instructions for Correct Assembly is their best show since Anatomy of a Suicide last summer, and both use a family structure as the basis for explaining the long-term effects of grief and loss.
The trouble with Instructions for Correct Assembly is that for a drama which depends on the contrast between humanoid robots and real flesh and blood, there are no sympathetic human beings.
The Lyric Hammersmith has announced further casting for Simon Stephens’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes.