Tag Archives: Anne-Louise Sarks

Avalanche

Barbican Theatre, London ****
Runs: 1hr 30mins without interval
Review of perf seen May 2, 2019

© The Other Richard, Maxine Peake as the woman - stubborn, determined to become a mother by IVF...

© The Other Richard, Maxine Peake as the woman – stubborn, determined to become a mother by IVF…

The desire to conceive, to be a mother. What a mighty force it is and how society has made it, in the West at least, one of its pre-eminent priorities. Millions has been spent on fertility research. And millions are now spent on treatment in ensuring that the desire to conceive is met. Continue reading

Medea – after Euripides

Gate, Notting Hill, London (****)

© Ikin Yum

© Ikin Yum

Two Medeas closely allied in time – the Almeida’s last month with Kate Fleetwood in Rachel Cusk’s über-feminist version, now the Australian Kate Mulvany with director Anne-Louise Sarks in another radical re-appraisal. Before that last year, we had Helen McCrory in Ben Power’s updated version at the National Theatre. Continue reading