Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon finds out what critics have had to say about the latest revival of Patrick Marber’s play Closer at Lyric Hammersmith.
‘Interesting exploration of relationships’: CLOSER – Lyric Hammersmith ★★★
I liked the tone of this production of Closer at the Lyric Hammersmith and the sense of sadness that underpinned it, even if I was glad to leave the characters behind. It is an interesting exploration of relationships with some nice production touches.
‘Still has a hold’: CLOSER – Lyric Hammersmith
Not quite a perfect version of Closer at Lyric Hammersmith but a compelling one. If the heart really just looks like a fist wrapped in blood then why, Lizzimore’s production asks, does it hurt so much?
‘It’s naughty & not always nice’: HABEAS CORPUS – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★
Joe Orton had been dead six years when Alan Bennett’s 1973 Habeas Corpus made its West End debut in a production starring Sir Alec Guinness.
‘Ruth Wilson is strong casting in the central role’: HEDDA GABLER – National Theatre At Home (Online review)
Ruth Wilson is strong casting in the central role with a, for once, restrained Ivo van Hove directing.
‘This revival can’t help but resemble a middling 1970s sitcom’: HABEAS CORPUS – Menier Chocolate Factory
Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus gets a belated revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Stuck in the past, should it have been left in the past too?
NEWS: Lyric Hammersmith announces 2022 season including Mike Bartlett premiere
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its 2022 Season, including work by Mike Bartlett, Roy Williams, Patrick Marber and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
NEWS: Leopoldstadt returns to the West End from August 2021
Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will return to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre for a 12-week run from 7 August to 30 October 2021.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Leopoldstadt at Wyndham’s Theatre
We round up the reviews for Tom Stoppard’s latest play Leopoldstadt, receiving its world premiere at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
‘Has feeling as well as intellect’: LEOPOLDSTADT – West End
Tom Stoppard’s personal story in Leopoldstadt sees the writer return to form as a commentator of cultural, social and historical patterns.
NEWS: Menier Chocolate Factory announces its spring season for 2020
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the forthcoming two productions – the European premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-winning play Indecent, directed by Rebecca Taichman; and Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus directed by Patrick Marber, who returns to the Menier following his hit production of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties.
NEWS: Full 41-strong cast announced for premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt
Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt.
NEWS: Casting is announced for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt
Initial casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, directed by Patrick Marber, along with a four-week extension to the run.
NEWS: Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt receives its world premiere at Wyndham’s, directed by Patrick Marber
Sonia Friedman Productions has announces the world premiere of Leopoldstadt, a new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber.
‘Even non-sports fans will love it’: THE RED LION – Touring ★★★★★
Rapture Theatre shoots, and scores, in Red Lion, a soccer drama by Patrick Marber that even non-sports fans will love.
‘Nothing less than astonishing’: Pinter At The Pinter Season – West End
In just six months, Jamie Lloyd’s creative team and ever-changing company of actors has utterly transformed our perspective on Harold Pinter.
‘The highlight of Pinter At The Pinter so far’: PINTER FIVE – West End
Pinter Five sees Patrick Marber, someone who could call Harold Pinter a friend and colleague, take the directorial wheel as he presents a triple-bill of The Room, Victoria Station and Family Voices, delving further into the wealth of short plays left behind by the playwright.
‘The theatre gift that keeps on giving’: PINTER FIVE – West End
The collective works that make-up Pinter 5 feel as insightful and meaningful as any of the Pinter at the Pinter anthologies that have come before.
’Its musings on death are emotionally affecting’: EXIT THE KING – National Theatre
Exit the King’s interest in the crumbling of a kingdom is relevant, and I found its musings on death – and Anthony Ward’s visual representation of this – emotionally affecting.