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 […]
This happened to me this week and it was FREAKY. A boy in a play looked exactly like this boy I dated at uni. It was basically like time travel.
I’ve been thinking about how little we take contemporary faith seriously on stage, whatever form of religion or spiritualism that takes. […]
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.
Well, that’s basically a list of do more of everything, isn’t it? I think essentially, I know how much I get from sitting down to write and think and contemplate and remember. Those will know me have to put up with my terrible memory and I really want this blog to be a place to collect all my experiences.
Apparently theatre bloggers don’t have any opinions any more. So I published a list of them.