An enlightening production of a potentially troublesome play, fantastically well conceptualised and beautifully designed – complete with some memorable and scene-stealing performances.
As Black Friday and New Year bashes grow exponentially, child poverty in the UK is on the rise. The Little Match Girl may have her origins in the Victorian era and snow flecked tales of Hans Christian Andersen but that child can still be found today in most towns and cities across the country today.
Common, DC Moore’s paganistic tale of one woman’s desire to save the lady she loves from an oncoming darkness, is causing quite the stir – for all the wrong reasons.
In its depiction of two pawns caught up unwillingly in the machinations of the rich and powerful and its philosophical banter, Guards at the Taj reminds me a lot of Tom Stoppard‘s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Headlong will present a radical new version of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and the world premiere of Stephen Warbeck and Jack Thorne’s musical Junkyard in 2017.
Latest play by Wallace Shawn stars the playwright and is brilliantly satirical, but not much fun as an experience