Tag Archives: Amelda Brown

Blue Heart

Orange Tree, Richmond, London (****)

© Richard Davenport for The Other Richard, Alex Beckett, Amelda Brown and Amanda Boxer Heart's Desire

© Richard Davenport for The Other Richard, Alex Beckett, Amelda Brown and Amanda Boxer Heart’s Desire

Comprising Heart’s Desire & Blue Kettle

This revival of Caryl Churchill’s 1997 Royal Court original is another grand example of the astuteness of Paul Miller. A co-production this time with Bristol’s acclaimed Tobacco Factory Theatre, such collaborations have allowed him to take many more risks than would probably have been the case going it alone. Continue reading

First Light

Minerva Theatre, Chichester (*****)

© Manuel Harlan, Kelly Price (Agnes Ingham), Phil Davis (George Ingham) and the Company `going over the top'

© Manuel Harlan, Kelly Price (Agnes Ingham), Phil Davis (George Ingham) and the Company `going over the top’

They must have a Drill sergeant on permanent staff at Chichester this season. After much fine regimentation in their previous production, `Ross’, Mark Hayhurst’s revisitation of World War One in First Light again requires – and gets – some of the finest drill that wouldn’t look out of place on Horse Guards Parade. Continue reading