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SALOME – National Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Is God female? It says a lot about Yaël Farber’s pompous and overblown new version of this biblical tale at the National Theatre that, near the end of an almighty 110-minute extravaganza, all reason seemed to have vacated my brain, and its empty halls, battered by a frenzy of elevated music, heaven-sent lighting and wildly gesturing actors, were suddenly open to the oddest ideas.

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WICKED – Touring

In Musicals, Regional theatre, Reviews, Touring by Kristy StottLeave a Comment

With a focus on Glinda and Elphaba, Wicked inverts and twists the story about the witches of Oz and, in a spectacular and poignant way, reveals an alternative perspective to the characters and our perception of good and evil. Glinda, forever loveable but not always ‘good’, becomes a character who is redeemed through her experience and the ‘Wicked’ Elphaba, endearing and resolute, struggles in a society where she is perceived as different.