Tag Archives: George Turvey

Shook

Southwark Playhouse, London ****
Runs: 90 mins with no interval.
TICKETS: Box Office: 020 7407 0234
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Review: of perf seen Nov 1, 2019:

© The Other Richard, Josh Finan as Cain, Ivan Oyik as Riyad - Cain would get under anybody's skin but it's all show...

© The Other Richard, Josh Finan as Cain, Ivan Oyik as Riyad – Cain would get under anybody’s skin but it’s all show…

About ten years ago, the late, much loved and admired Philip Osment wrote a play called Inside. Developed with young male offenders in Rochester prison with Jim Pope’s Playing On company, Osment took the workshops and turned the accounts of the young men, all of them fathers, into a piercingly humane commentary on parenting and fatherhood. Continue reading

After Independence

Arcola Theatre, London (****)

© Richard Lakos, Peter Guinness (Guy)

© Richard Lakos, Peter Guinness (Guy)

If May Sumbwanyambe’s terrific debut and Papatango new playwriting prize-winner is anything to go by, the future is not looking good for Zimbabwe. Coupled with Mongiwekhaya’s post-apartheid I See You at the Royal Court earlier this year, the prospect racially for southern Africa doesn’t bode well. The scars of colonialism and freedom battles run too deep, the blood shed too great. Continue reading