Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Star director Yael Farber’s revival of a 1990s classic is surely atmospheric, but it lacks symbolic weight.
And what an excruciating, yet devastatingly brilliant, two hours they are. The play shows episodes from the life of the women of one family spread over three time periods: one starts in the 1970s, the next in the 1990s and the third in the 2030s.
Owen fields three characters: Paul, smarmy son of an industrialist, has invented a game, Killology, in which players torture their victims. Sounds gross enough, but Paul has given it an extra dimension: you score more points depending on how creative you are in your torturing.
Satirical rom-com show turns gender stereotypes upside down in a fresh and funny evening.
David Hare’s latest is a superb adaptation of a Simenon thriller that is set in the United States.
New one from Nick Payne explores brain science and female relationships, but is just a bit too superficial.
Monologue about an acute manic-depressive episode is both vividly experiential and unforgettably informative.
Quote of the day: “There is a lot of trauma in this story.”
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