There is a sadness behind the sitcom-like deadpan of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses that keeps its audience gripped while still holding it one step removed.
The portrayal of early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, touring to the King’s all week, will certainly resonate with many, thanks largely to Sharon Small’s magnetic central performance.
Still Alice is a sharply observed, bold and courageous portrait that captures the bravery of one woman’s battle against a malevolent and unrelenting disease.
Following a successful three-week run at West Yorkshire Playhouse earlier this year, Christine Mary Dunford’s newly adapted version of Lisa Genova’s best-selling novel, Still Alice, will tour the UK from September 2018, directed by David Grindley and starring Sharon Small as Alice.
On this week’s podcast, leading London theatre bloggers discuss views on three plays: The Trial, starring Rory Kinnear at the Young Vic, debbie tucker green’s hang at the Royal Court, and Luna Gale at Hampstead Theatre.