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.


To celebrate War Horse’s 2,000th West End performance, I decided to dig into my archives and find the review I wrote  when Handspring Puppet Company first staged its production at the Olivier theatre in 2007. War Horse has since won 24 awards, employed 850+ people and toured around the world.

Here, before the hype, before any of its five star reviews or Olivier awards, is a fourteen year old’s fledgling opinion of this production that has attained theatrical stardom…

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