Tag Archives: Colin Tierney

The March on Russia

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

© Helen Maybanks, Ian Gelder as former miner, Mr Pasmore and politician daughter, Wendy (Sarah Belcher)

© Helen Maybanks, Ian Gelder’s wonderfully hollowed out former miner, Tommy Pasmore and politician daughter, Wendy (Sarah Belcher)

For several decades, David Storey was a titan of working class political realism, garlanded with awards for films such as This Sporting Life and The Changing Room. On stage, plays like The Contractor, In Celebration and for Storey, the unusually more abstract, Home with Sir John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, charted the dying chords of a post-war generation, family life and Britain’s changing industrial landscape. Continue reading

All Our Children

Jermyn Street Theatre (****)

© Camilla Greenwell, Colin Tierney as Victor Franz, Consultant Paediatrician of a euthanasia clinic...a doctor in distress...

© Camilla Greenwell, Colin Tierney as Victor Franz, Consultant Paediatrician at a children’s euthanasia clinic…a doctor in distress…

In a climate of rising harshness towards the most vulnerable in our society comes Stephen Unwin’s lucid, timely reminder from history about where regarding people as `productive tools’ leads. Continue reading