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Pink Mist

Bush Theatre, London (****)

© Mark Douet, Alex Stedman, Phil Dunster, and Peter Edwrads in Pink Mist by Owen Sheers

© Mark Douet, Alex Stedman, Phil Dunster, and Peter Edwrads in Pink Mist by Owen Sheers

They call it the fog of war but Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist presents us with a modern contemporary version – `pink mist’, the moment when `one of your mates…goes in a flash, from being there to not…that’s all they are. A fine spray of pink…’. Continue reading

Jane Eyre

Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, London (****)

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

 

Sally Cookson’s much acclaimed Bristol Old Vic-National Theatre adaption of Charlotte Bronté’s Jane Eyre is a feast of fluidity and visual invention. First staged at the Bristol Old Vic last year in two parts, at the National it’s been honed down to just over three and a quarter hours – a long haul in normal circumstances but wholly justified. Cookson’s true-to-its-period but modernist version seldom flags and provides powerful arguments as to Charlotte Bronté’s pioneering spirit promoting the rights of women to a full exercise of their imaginative lives. Continue reading