The play All’s Well That Ends Well at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon provides a lot of food for thought, but under McIntyre’s eye it remains a humorous piece. This excellent adaptation is mesmerising from start to finish and is one of the best RSC productions I’ve seen.
This is a grand intellectual teaser of a show, and under Lucy Bailey’s almost mischievous direction does a good job of shaking up fashionable preconceptions about David Mamet’s 1992 play Oleanna.
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Jonathan Church Productions’ critically acclaimed production of David Mamet’s drama Oleanna, directed by Lucy Bailey, will tour the UK this summer from 8 June 2021, visiting Cambridge Arts Theatre (8 June-12 June), Theatre Royal Bath (14 June-3 July), MAST Mayflower Studio Southampton (5 July-10 July) and Malvern Theatres (12 July-17 July), before transferring to the West End’s Arts Theatre from 21 July to 23 October.
The National Theatre has announced its programme of productions between December 2019 and June 2020, including Simon Godwin directing Romeo & Juliet with Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley.
The RSC’s King John could work, and in the shorter, darker, more medieval part after the interval it begins to, with the actors at last allowed to stop yelling and clowning.
There’s much to delight in Sarah DeLappe’s punchy debut play, an American account of a group of teenage girl soccer players.
There’s a lot to process in The Whale, sometimes too much, but make no mistake – this is masterful modern drama.
Classic. Expressionist. Socialist. Eugene O’Neill. You could add to that depressing list ‘directed by Richard Jones’, the man who sucked all the life out of Annie Get Your Gun across the road at the Young Vic by staging it as seen through a letter box.