At its best, the subjective and poetic image creation in Rockets and Blue Lights at the National Theatre is both audacious and striking. At its worst, it is over-complex, confusing and overly didactic.
The Almeida Theatre has announced a new season for 2021. Highlights include: The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Yaël Farber, featuring Olivier-nominated James McArdle and four-time Academy Award-nominated Saoirse Ronan, making her UK stage debut.
While it has taken a while for the winners of this years Olivier Awards to be announced, there was plenty to be celebrated – as well as a strong reminder of the power of theatre.
The winners of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard were announced in a special ITV programme filmed at The London Palladium, and on Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel.
Small Truth Theatre’s Digital Caravan Theatre 2 will be launched on 17 October 2020, its second collection of 15-minute audio plays, all available to download for free and BSL interpreted.
BBC Radio’s Lockdown Theatre Festival, curated by Bertie Carvel, highlights productions cut short by broadcasting them with the original casts, albeit in an audio format only.
This isn’t a ‘best of’ list it’s my best-of list, these are the plays that shaped me this decade and will stay with me well into the next.
Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell’s production of Death of a Salesman uncovers new layers to Arthur Miller’s intense and profound play.
The highly acclaimed, sold-out Young Vic production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre from 24 October 2019 to 4 January 2020, with a press night on 4 November 2019.
Directed by Marianne (actual genius) Elliott and Miranda Cromwell and featuring an African American Loman family, this Death of a Salesman is the clearest, most moving and profound vision of this play I’ve ever seen.
This production of Death of a Salesman will become the stuff of legend, hopefully setting a precedent for future ‘classic’ revivals.
For anyone who has been under a rock for the last couple of years in London theatre, this stripping back to the essence of a classic is one of Marianne Elliott’s (many) talents. And here with Death of a Salesman, with co-director Miranda Cromwell, the play is written again from the ground up. Without changing a word.
For Death of a Salesman, one of Arthur Miller’s greatest plays about the hollowness of the American Dream, Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell and their cast make it an impressive, even dynamic evening that lacks some subtleties but is never less than gripping.
We round up the reviews for the Young Vic’s production of Arthur Miller’s classic play Death of a Salesman.
It’s Marianne Elliott’s impressionistic approach that yields considerable insight into the themes of Death of a Salesman, the characters’ attachment to material possessions as indicators of success, and most especially to the physical home that contains their family history, which they have spent decades slowly paying-off.