Hayley Atwell stars in this new production of Sarah Burgess’ play exploring the vulnerability and vilification of those in charge of the economy. Here’s what critics made of the play.
My verdict? A smart new play that’s about people as much as profits, some very funny moments as well as thought-provoking ones – an excellent production all round.
Sarah Burgess’ slyly wicked comedy – she’s a rising US writer – is indeed a porthole into a murky parallel world whose doings, though legal, make McMafia look like Little Women.
Hampstead Theatre has announced its first two productions for 2018: the UK premiere of Sarah Burgess’ “high finance comedy” Dry Powder and the Chichester Festival transfer of Tony Kushner’s and Jeanine Tesori’s celebrated musical Caroline, or Change, with Sharon D Clarke reprising her title role,
The 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Lynn Nottage (pictured above) for her play Sweat, a searing drama about the ravages of America’s industrial decline. The announcement was made at the National Theatre in London on Monday 22 February, as the transatlantic theatre community gathered to honour Ms. Nottage and nine finalists for the annually awarded prize …