Tag Archives: Anne-Marie Duff

Sweet Charity

Donmar Warehouse, London ****

© Johan Persson; Anne-Marie Duff as Charity Hope Valentine, a sweet innocent in a dark world, always looking for something better and hoping to be loved...

© Johan Persson; Anne-Marie Duff as Charity Hope Valentine, a sweet innocent in a dark world, always looking for something better and hoping to be loved…

Runs: 2hrs 30 mins incl 15 min interval
Review of perf seen April 18, 2019:

`A sweet sexy fairy tale’ is how one critic described Sweet Charity on its opening in London in Oct 1967.

And Josie Rourke’s final production as the Donmar’s artistic director before handing over to Michael Longhurst certainly lives up to that description but also makes it something rather more and darker because of the unlikely casting of Anne-Marie Duff as Sweet Charity. Continue reading

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

Wyndham’s Theatre, London ****

© Brinkhoff/Mögenburg, Anne-Marie Duff as Georgie and Kenneth Cranham as Alex finally in harmony...

© Brinkhoff/Mögenburg, Anne-Marie Duff as Georgie and Kenneth Cranham as Alex finally in harmony…

I think I should start off by saying Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle that launches a brave new commercial venture in the West End by director Marianne Elliott and producer Chris Harper, had me hooked. Continue reading

Oil

Almeida Theatre, London (*****)

© Richard H Smith, Tom Mothersdale (Joss)

© Richard H Smith, Tom Mothersdale (Joss)

So the `new world order’ is upon us but maybe not quite as many of us might have expected or hoped for. And if the new order of things continues as recently indicated, Ella Hickson’s vision will surely turn out to be bleakly prophetic. Continue reading