Both At Home With The Brontës and Wasted have their plus points and it is interesting to see how the same subject matter can be treated in radically different ways.
‘Definitely an interesting way to bring the Brontës to life’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse ★★★ (Online review)
Empowering in many aspects, somehow elements of the story feel as though they get lost in this ambitious new musical.
Debbie’s favourite female performances of 2018
Mind the Blog rounds up her favourite female performances in the theatre during 2018.
‘An explosion of feminist energy’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse
Wasted at the Southwark Playhouse is an explosion of feminist energy, a dark and angsty account of the lives of the four most famous Brontë siblings.
‘A defiant & intelligent display of strong womanhood’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★
Any musical can only be as good as its underlying book and Wasted, based upon the lives of the four Brontë siblings (three girls and a boy) is written around a very strong core.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Wasted at Southwark Playhouse
Adam Lenson directs Natasha Barnes in the new rock musical Wasted about the Brontës. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
‘Wonderful to see an experimental & new British musical’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse ★★★
With a cast of just four, Wasted tells the story of the Brontë siblings and their journeys to success, and questions (to an extent) what makes a legacy and how fulfillment is achieved.
ROMEO AND JULIET – Shakespeare’s Globe
The opening production in the ‘Summer of Love’ is Daniel Kramer’s Romeo and Juliet and following Rice’s lead, it is bold and brash, full of light and sound, and the kind of ferocious energy that you can easily imagine raising the hackles once again of those influential precious few.