Nicholas Hytner finally directs a play by a woman but Lucinda Coxon’s adaptation of novel Alys, Always is a disappointment for me at the Bridge Theatre.
Final casting details have been announced for the premiere of Lucinda Coxon’s Alys, Always, directed by Nicholas Hytner and based on the novel by Harriet Lane, starring Joanne Froggatt and Robert Glenister.
In some ways, Allelujah! is perfectly symptomatic of the problem I have with the Bridge Theatre. Does London really need any new theatres, no matter how much people think they want interval madeleines?
A love letter to the NHS, masterfully written by Alan Bennett with lots of lovely touches – the 25-strong cast is impressive and really brings the play to life.
Alan Bennett has perhaps by chance hit two topical news hot-potatoes – barely a week old – even while deliberately tackling more obvious fave targets like NHS cuts and the Thatcher legacy.
In David Storey’s The March of Russia, Up in Arms find a source of such acutely observed family, domestic pain and political pertinence as to set the heart racing afresh.
David Storey’s family celebration drama of 1989 is typically natural, subtle and poignant, but also retro
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I’m not one to blow my trumpet too much, honestly, but it was nice to discover that my blog has been named one of Feedspot’s Top 50 Drama Blogs and Websites.