Unsuccessful West End outing for Dawn King’s intriguing and evocative 2011 dystopian chiller.
This year variety has been the thing (though I’ve still managed to stack up certain repeat attendances), so that means I’ve seen a serious amount of performers – some even two or three times!
Sizzling with eroticism, this provocative, highly seductive two-hander sees Natalie Dormer and David Oakes exquisitely deliver pleasure & pain.
In a swanky London theatre probably more suited to an M&S crowd, Venus In Fur seems an odd choice for a plot which evocatively explores the very origins of S&M.
In Natalie Dormer and David Oakes’ hands, directed by Patrick Marber, the continual fluctuations in the relationship between actor and director, man and woman, sub and dom, are gripping throughout.
Natalie Dormer shines in this gripping and intense play by David Ives that examines power and desire.
Over in Canary Wharf, The Space Theatre might not necessarily be one that is on the radar of many London theatregoers but the announcement of their summer season ought to tempt the theatrically curious out East as it is full of goodies, not least a revival of Mike Bartlett’s excellent Contractions.
Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives’ hit Broadway play VENUS IN FUR for nine weeks at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.