Old Vic, London
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Tuesday 20 July 2010
The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Vaudeville, London<br/>Aspects of Love, Menier Chocolate Factory, London<br/>The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound, Minerva, Chichester
Sunday 18 July 2010
Tuesday 13 July 2010
One of the most impressive "verbatim" dramas of the last few years was The Exonerated, which aired the plight of six people wrongfully convicted of murder, and made arguments against the death penalty sound irrefutable.
Sunday 27 June 2010
It was the interval of the distinguished As You Like It at the Old Vic last Wednesday afternoon and the audience was frantic to know the score. I legged it past the cafés and shops to the one place I knew wouldn't let me down.
As You Like It / The Tempest, Old Vic, London <br/>Welcome to Thebes, NT Olivier, London <br/>Sucker Punch, Royal Court Downstairs, London
Sunday 27 June 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
In a programme note for this second year of the Bridge Project, the British-American ensemble that tours the world with classical plays, director Sam Mendes reveals why he has paired As You Like It and Twelfth Night. Both plays deal with usurped and banished dukes and the bitterness of exile and he invokes Ted Hughes's suggestion that Prospero's Devil's Island can be seen as the post-tragic remnant of the Forest of Arden. In practice, though, these hit-and-miss productions do little to substantiate Mendes' claim that they form "a single gesture, a single journey". Handsomely designed and engagingly acted, they don't emerge as a joint revelation and fail to add up to more than the sum of their parts.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
The big news this week is Sam Mendes’ double bill of The Tempest and As You Like It at the Old Vic.
Friday 28 May 2010
Two minutes' walk from Waterloo Station and a little, graffiti-covered door in a side wall grants you access to a starkly different world. Cold, smelling of mould, and resounding to the thunder of the trains hurtling overhead, this massive underground labyrinth of high, vaulted brick tunnels forms a magical space that has been commandeered by the Old Vic's artistic director, Kevin Spacey, as a subterranean arena for non-profit theatre pieces and art works.
Yes, Prime Minister, Festival Theatre, Chichester<br/>Ditch, Old Vic Tunnels, London<br/>Peter Pan, Barbican Theatre, London
Sunday 23 May 2010
The Real Thing, Old Vic, London<br/>Counted?, County Hall, London<br/>Pressure Drop, Wellcome Collection, London
Sunday 25 April 2010
Saturday 24 April 2010
My parents were ... immigrants. My mum's from Jamaica, my dad's from Trinidad; they both moved here when very young. My mum's now a writer and my dad's a fashion designer.
Friday 23 April 2010
Owing as much, or as little, to Noël Coward's Private Lives and Harold Pinter's Betrayal, as it does to his own deliciously quirky and provisional temperament, Tom Stoppard's marvellous 1982 comedy is, above all, a play about the theatre; or a play about love in the theatre; or a play about expressing love in the theatre, as opposed to love of the theatre.
Posh, Royal Court Downstairs, London<br/>Hair, Gielgud, London<br/>The Empire, Royal Court Upstairs, London
Sunday 18 April 2010
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Friday 26 March 2010
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