Afterglow is ‘The little play that could’. After its impressive Off-Broadway run of 14 months and 467 performances, it has made its way across the pond to the Southwark Playhouse, a theatre synonymous with fantastic shows.
S. Asher Gelman’s play Afterglow offers an insight into how complicated modern relationships can get – but doesn’t feel as convincing as it could do in this production.
Afterglow at Southwark Playhouse is a classy production but still slow, and because every scene change is like cleaning up after a particularly acrobatic shag, there are more pauses and longeurs than you might wish.
Full cast and creatives have been announced for S Asher Gelman’s Afterglow, the provocative polyamorous New York hit which gets its UK premiere next month at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Its strictly limited season runs from 5 June to 20 July 2019, with a press night on 11 June.
Headed up with an engaging performance from RSC stalwart David Troughton as the frail but somehow still intimidating Titus Andronicus, the play is quite the ride with humour kept firmly at the forefront even as Titus finds himself losing a limb, very slowly.
Blanche McIntyre strives to give an aura of political correctness to her take on the bloodiest of Shakespeare’s plays – but she misses the point. Titus Andronicus is always going to be more about its final act’s Imperial Bake-Off than it will ever be about the failings of society.
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