Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate is a brilliantly acute and entertaining, if a bit depressing, deconstruction of the great American family drama.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Ola Ince’s production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate.
Donmar Warehouse, London ***
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Appropriate isn’t my favourite Branden Jacobs-Jenkins play but it has enough in it of what I love about his writing to enjoy.
Jacobs-Jenkins explores how even fairly recent national history can be sanitised and reduced when examined from only one perspective in Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse.
Michael Longhurst has announced his first season as artistic director of London’s Donmar Warehouse, which will include one full-length world premiere, two UK premieres and two major revivals, the first helmed by Longhurst himself.
Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the Noel Coward Theatre to see Ivo van Hove’s production of All About Eve, based on the Oscar-winning film.
Fascinating All About Eve is, engaging perhaps not always. But anyone hoping for the same level of emotional payoff that Anderson’s other stage roles have demonstrated will likely end up frustrated with Eve.
Ivo van Hove’s take on All About Eve ticks all my boxes at the Noël Coward Theatre, great work from Gillian Anderson, Lily James and a stellar Monica Dolan.
This All About Eve is something quite different, same story deliberately new frame with staging that pushes at the boundaries of theatre and film.
Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve as West End rehearsals commence.
Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.
Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in a strictly limited run of Joseph L Mankiewicz’s All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre, adapted from the 1950 classic movie and directed for the stage by Olivier and Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove, playing from 2 February to 11 May 2019 (press night is 12 February).
In The B*easts, Monica Dolan conveys an intelligent coolness as she makes her feelings known about social issues such as the pernicious effects of women’s magazines. She also implies that if this is a story about breasts, it is also a story about beasts: the media, our preconceptions and our mistakes.
With Monica Dolan in scintillating form with her effortless naturalism, The B*easts at the Bush Theatre proves an intelligently provocative play.
The punches just keep coming in The B*easts. It’s one of those “grab a friend and discuss endlessly” productions, and the more we do chat with each other, hopefully the more we can avoid a future where children are so heavily sexualised.
Monica Dolan’s writing debut The B*easts at the Bush Theatre is a provocative monologue performed by Dolan herself, tackling the sexualisation of children and nudging us into a hypothetical future that feels all too possible.
The Bush Theatre has today announced its new 2018 season. Highlights include: Eight plays announced – including two new commissions, three world premieres and one UK premiere This season sees the launch of Passing the Baton –a three-year programming initiative dedicated to revivals of work by BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) artists beginning with Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking and including a …
Next up in our Spotlight feature is The B*easts, which plays Edinburgh Festival from 3 – 27 August 2017. I caught up with writer and actor Monica Dolan.
In Bechdel Testing Life, Bechdel Theatre presents four short plays by Isley Lynn, Rabiah Hussain, Guleraana Mir, and Lizzie Milton. Each play is inspired by a real-life conversation between women.
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