Robert Icke’s final production for the Almeida, after spectacular successes including Mary Stuart, Andrew Scott’s Hamlet and The Wild Duck, is a complete reworking of a play by Arthur Schnitzler. He rips the original play, Professor Bernhardi, out of its turn-of-the-century Vienna setting, and drops it into the information age in The Doctor.
In The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre Juliet Stevenson is mesmerising in a brilliantly written ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging.
Phoebe Fox stars as the title role in the new thriller Anna, now playing at the National Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal may be the story of one woman battling societal pressure but Natalie Abrahami’s production for the Almeida Theatre teases out a more elemental struggle, one which stretches over the majority of the 20th century and by extension, even further.
“Labour is fucked!” roars Goodman-Hill’s Owen to open Limehouse. And the next hour and forty minutes watching the Gang of Four debate ideologies, divided loyalties and political contexts, including the hard-left’s anti-EU stance, leave you in no doubt just how relevant the play is to the party’s woefully position today.
Politics is a serious business, but it’s also a fun spectator sport. Think of the duels in Prime Minister’s Questions; or the marathon that is Brexit.
Roger Allam and Tom Goodman-Hill join the cast of Limehouse, Steve Waters’ new play about the 1981 Labour Party split, which premieres at the Donmar Warehouse in March.
New verbatim play about the terror state is worthy, but completely unenlightening and sadly undramatic.
NOW HERE’S THE ONE TO SEE. DON’T MIND THE LANGUAGE… If you worry about language, the clue’s in the title. More f’s and assholes than you can shake a reproving finger at. But don’t. Stephen Andy Guirgis’ play is about … Continue reading →