Hermione and Polixenes are King Leontes’ puppets in a beautifully choreographed opening to Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale. The […]
Jez Butterworth’s brilliance is found somewhere in the way that he sets up conflict – a sense of […]
That the family business at the centre of this play is a rubber shop makes for some great gags […]
From a typically quizzical perspective, Tom Stoppard’s 1974 play Travesties presents the memories and fantasies of an amnesiac elderly man named Henry Carr. Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Rev) gives the lead character a soft-hearted and generous demeanour to match his risible love for a well-cut suit.
A hymn to the labors of sisterhood and the collective efforts of love, The Swarm sits somewhere between a choral concert with physical movement sequences, and a bare stage modern opera without a story but a clear emotional ark.
*Originally published by A Younger Theatre* School Play, by Alex Mackeith, is at its best when the dialogue […]
A farce on animal rights activists and cannabis set on a frog farm, Raising Martha lacks the through line to bring its grand themes together with the slapstick comedy. Features murderous human sized frogs and a Jeremy Corbyn look-a-like weed grower.
This short play feels fleeting in the way it handles a damaging relationship. But there’s something in its theme of salvation that I particularly enjoyed.
Ruth Wilson is electric in this sexy and witty version of Hedda Gabler at the National Theatre. But the anachronisms and some odd staging choices let the production down.
The audience at Shoreditch Town Hall were in stitches and I’m pretty certain this is the funniest Shakespearean show you’ll see anytime soon.