Writing down what I think about theatre I've seen in That London, whether I've been asked to or not.
Thursday, 28 February 2019
Theatre review: Come From Away
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Labels: Beowulf Boritt, Cat Simmons, Christopher Ashley, David Hein, David Shannon, Emma Salvo, Helen Hobson, Irene Sankoff, Jenna Boyd, Jonathan Andrew Hume, Rachel Tucker, Robert Hands, Toni-Leslie James
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Theatre review: Shipwreck
Mr Burns and The Twilight Zone (about to get a West End transfer) have taken well-known popular fiction and refashioned it into something different; the former in particular explored the blurring lines between made-up stories and what we believe is true, so it makes an inevitable kind of sense that Washburn would be at the front of the line of playwrights to tackle Donald Trump, whose reality is made up of confidently-asserted fictions. She does this in typically sideways fashion in Shipwreck by looking at the guilt and panic of a group of upper middle-class liberals wondering if there was more they could have done to prevent Trump’s election and the worst of what he did once in office. The Trump presidency always offers up new topics of conversation but in this instance the latest is former FBI director James Comey’s revelations about a private dinner between the two of them.
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Labels: Adam James, Anne Washburn, Elliot Cowan, Fisayo Akinade, Fly Davis, Justine Mitchell, Khalid Abdalla, Luke Halls, Miriam Buether, Raquel Cassidy, Risteárd Cooper, Rupert Goold, Tara Fitzgerald
Friday, 22 February 2019
Theatre review: Equus
Thursday, 21 February 2019
Theatre review: Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Theatre review: Gently Down the Stream
The Inheritance, but in a much more intimate way. The concerns are those of Beau (Jonathan Hyde,) originally from New Orleans but, having travelled the world accompanying torch song singers on the piano, now long since settled in London where he works as a lounge pianist in a restaurant.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Theatre review: All About Eve
Monday, 18 February 2019
Theatre review: Berberian Sound Studio
Saturday, 16 February 2019
Theatre review: Cougar
Friday, 15 February 2019
Theatre review: The American Clock
The Price in that it's once again a story of the 1929 Wall Street Crash and the resulting Depression. Except this is a much more on-the-nose approach, a sweeping review of the way people were affected throughout America, although it does have a single Jewish family at its heart, played in Rachel Chavkin's production by three sets of actors: We follow Moe Baum, initially played by James Garnon, his wife Rose (Clare Burt) and teenaged son Lee (Fred Haig - you know when you suddenly realise something like "oh he must be David Haig's son seeing as how they have the same last name and THE EXACT SAME FACE" and then feel stupid for not noticing it the first second you saw him? That.)
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Labels: Abdul Salis, Arthur Miller, Chloe Lamford, Clare Burt, Clarke Peters, Ewan Wardrop, Francesca Mills, Fred Haig, Golda Rosheuvel, James Garnon, Jyuddah Jaymes, Rachel Chavkin, Taheen Modak
Thursday, 14 February 2019
Theatre review: Edward II
on his current UK tour as the first English play with an openly gay protagonist. It’s something that productions in more prudish eras must have tried to downplay – I imagine the whole LOOK THEY JUST DON’T LIKE FLATTERERS, OK? thing would have been made a big deal of – but it must have been a stretch, because it’s hardly subtext. Nick Bagnall’s production certainly doesn’t leave much room for doubt as to why, as soon as Edward II (Tom Stuart) takes the throne, his lords and ministers immediately take so violently against him.
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Labels: Annette Badland, Beru Tessema, Bill Barclay, Christopher Marlowe, Colin Ryan, Jonathan Livingstone, Katie West, Kevin McCurdy, Nick Bagnall, Richard Bremmer, Richard Cant, Tom Stuart
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Theatre review: The Price
Monday, 11 February 2019
Theatre review: Ian McKellen on Stage - With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others...and you!
Sunday, 10 February 2019
Theatre review: Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist
Bears in Space. In Tom DeTrinis’ production, writer Lane also plays Walt, who’s reacting badly to a breakup, and when his hamburger is delivered with pickles he didn’t ask for it’s the final straw that leads him to attempt suicide. It’s only the fact that he’s tried to overdose on hair-restoration pills that means he fails, and is alive to discover that when his ex-boyfriend moved out, he advertised the spare room on Craigslist.
Friday, 8 February 2019
Theatre review: Wild East
Thursday, 7 February 2019
Theatre review: Pinter Seven - A Slight Ache /
The Dumb Waiter
one of Dyer’s ancestors. Although I don’t suppose Dyer brings that royal connection up much. As well as the casting, two of Pinter’s more accessible short works have to be part of the draw; although given who we’re talking about “accessible” still means a lot of very dark humour and an almost indescribable sense of existential menace. This menace gets personified in A Slight Ache, the 1957 radio play which forms the first act you slaag.
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Theatre review: Superhoe
Monday, 4 February 2019
Theatre review: Cost of Living
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