Writing down what I think about theatre I've seen in That London, whether I've been asked to or not.
Sunday, 29 May 2022
Theatre review: Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare's Globe)
actively trying to kill them. Joanna Parker's design keeps the Italian setting and moves it to 1945; the company's regular singing of "Bella Ciao" reassures us the soldiers at the heart of the story were anti-fascist rebels (or just big Money Heist fans.) After their victory, Don Pedro's (Ferdy Roberts) battalion retire to the estate of Leonata (Katy Stephens,) where two of Pedro's soldiers will find romance with major obstacles: In Benedick's (Ralph Davis) case a classic love/hate rom-com, but in Claudio's (Patrick Osborne) something more sinister.
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Labels: Ferdy Roberts, George Fouracres, Joanna Parker, Joanne Howarth, Katy Stephens, Lucy Bailey, Lucy Phelps, Much Ado, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi, Patrick Osborne, Peter Bourke, Philip Cumbus, Rachel Hannah Clarke, Ralph Davis
Friday, 27 May 2022
Theatre review: Legally Blonde
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Labels: Alistair Toovey, Courtney Bowman, Dominic Lamb, Ellen Kane, Eugene McCoy, Heather Hach, Lauren Drew, Laurence O’Keefe, Lucy Moss, Michael Ahomka-Lindsay, Nadine Higgin, Nell Benjamin, Vanessa Fisher
Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Theatre review: The Father and the Assassin
Monday, 23 May 2022
Theatre review: The Breach
Saturday, 21 May 2022
Theatre review: Wars of the Roses (RSC / RST)
Rebellion, the gloves are off and so are any masks hiding who's behind the threats to Henry VI's reign. The Duke of York (Oliver Alvin-Wilson) makes his challenge known, and begins to muster forces, supported by his sons Edward, later Edward IV (Ashley D Gayle,) George (Ben Hall) and Richard (Arthur Hughes.) When the "kingmaker" Warwick (Nicholas Karimi) pledges his allegiance to the Yorkist cause as well, their victory seems assured.
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Labels: Aaron Sidwell, Arthur Hughes, Ashley D Gayle, Ben Hall, Henry VI, Mariah Gale, Mark Quartley, Nicholas Karimi, Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Owen Horsley, Peter Moreton, Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare
Thursday, 19 May 2022
Theatre review: The House of Shades
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Labels: Anna Fleischle, Anne-Marie Duff, Beatie Edney, Beth Steel, Blanche McIntyre, Carol Macready, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Emma Shipp, Gus Barry, Issie Riley, Kelly Gough, Mark Meadows, Michael Grady-Hall, Stuart McQuarrie
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Theatre review: House of Ife
Thursday, 12 May 2022
Theatre review: Two Palestinians Go Dogging
PREVIEW DISCLAIMER: Press Night for this is next week. This may mean the running time issue I mention later in this review may have been improved a bit by then.
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Theatre review: Oklahoma!
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Labels: Anoushka Lucas, Arthur Darvill, Daniel Fish, Grace Laubacher, James Davis, Jordan Fein, Laura Jellinek, Liza Sadovy, Marisha Wallace, Oscar Hammerstein II, Patrick Vaill, Richard Rodgers, Stavros Demetraki
Sunday, 8 May 2022
Theatre review: Age of Rage
what he deposited on the stage the last time he was here, that's not necessarily the most reassuring thought, but at least Age of Rage comes to the Barbican courtesy of van Hove's regular ensemble at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, with the promise of following in the footsteps of past epics like Roman Tragedies and Kings of War. In fact, now that Robert Icke has joined the company as a resident director, with shows like The Doctor joining their repertoire, it's surprising that this show was created instead of Icke's Oresteia doing likewise, because in terms of story if not style, Age of Rage follows the same cycle of Greek mythology: The Oresteia, but expanded to take in the beginning of the family feud with the sacrifice of Iphigenia in Aulis.
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Labels: Achraf Koutet, Aeschylus, An D'Huys, Chris Nietvelt, Euripides, Hans Kesting, Hélène Devos, Ivo van Hove, Jan Versweyveld, Janni Goslinga, Koen Tachelet, Maarten Heijmans, Maria Kraakman, Minne Koole
Friday, 6 May 2022
Theatre review: Jerusalem
Thursday, 5 May 2022
Theatre review: Middle
Beginning, the hit play about the first couple of hours of a brand-new relationship, was intended as a one-off, until writer David Eldridge decided during previews that it could in fact live up to its title, and begin a cycle of plays about relationships at different stages. So five years later we get a different couple whose marriage is, the title tells us, somewhere in the Middle. Although that's not how it initially feels when Maggie (Claire Rushbrook) gets up in the middle of the night to make herself a hot drink because she can't sleep, and husband Gary (Daniel Ryan) follows her downstairs, asking what's wrong. Her reply doesn't beat around the bush: "I'm not sure I love you any more."
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