Kae Tempest makes a stirring National Theatre debut with Sophocles adaptation Paradise, starring a superb Lesley Sharp.
The National Theatre has announces 15 productions of new plays and fresh adaptations by leading writers. Olivier Theatre My Brilliant Friend 12 November 2019 to 18 January 2020 (Press day is 26 November). Plays in rep, with further performances to be announced Following a sell-out run at Rose Theatre Kingston, the two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend by April De Angelis is reworked …
Hampstead Theatre has announced its first three productions of 2019. Highlights include: Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Cost of Living, making its UK premiere directed by Edward Hall on the Main Stage.
I don’t have much luck in this basement venue. I once saw a one-star one-man show here with an audience of seven, five of whom left part-way through. At a time when the political tussles over who should steer Scotland make Macbeth so ripe for contemporary contextualising, it seems something of a waste to set this three-handed version in an English young offenders’ institution.