Runs: 2hrs 30 mins incl 15 min interval Review of perf seen Aug 23, 2019: Where would American theatre be without the family drama? It seems we have been watching them forever, from Arthur Miller to good old Tennessee, to latter day versions such as Bruce Norris and Tracey Letts. And not forgetting Lorraine Hansberry whose Raisin in the Sun begat August Wilson’s African-American decology of plays, all of them centred around a family. Continue reading →
One thing you can be sure of at Rupert Goold’s Almeida. You will be provoked. You may also be challenged and, at the end of the day, you will have to admire the sheer bravura of the production. Continue reading →
There are some mighty aspirations driving Tree. And, after all the controversy, it turns out to be a theatrical spectacle that only the most hard-nosed sceptic would be unable to completely resist. Continue reading →
There is much in Bianca Bagatourian’s The Time Of Our Lies that reminded me of George Brant’s Grounded, the play that told the story an American woman drone pilot and in so doing brought home the dehumanising effect of modern warfare on those shielded by distance but not by the after-effects of sensing the violence they were inflicting on other human beings. Continue reading →
Even the best of intentions can sometimes end up messily.
You’d think the combo of Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (Harry Potter and TheCursed Child and before that, Hope, and the brilliant adaptation of the Swedish gothic tale, let the right one in) would be a brilliant reunion. Continue reading →