A second, transatlantic viewing proves just how thoroughly the production theatricalises addicts’ experiences in order to generate audience empathy with the struggle to overcome addiction.
Emma is a role to stand shoulder to shoulder with Rooster from Jerusalem. It wouldn’t surprise me in years to come if female actors mention the role in conversations about dream roles in the same way their male counterparts do Hamlet. It is, in short, a gift.
Denise Gough and Matt Henry will announce the nominees for this year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard this Monday 6 March 2017. The announcement will be broadcast here live at noon.