Tag Archives: grief

The Height of the Storm

Wyndham’s Theatre, London *****
Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 9, 2018:

© Hugo Glendinning, Jonathan Pryce as Andre in Anthony Ward's handsome set, contemplating life, last night's storm, and the storm of his life with Amanda Drew as his daughter, Anne, beginning to sort through his many papers...

© Hugo Glendinning, Jonathan Pryce as Andre in Anthony Ward’s handsome set, contemplating life, last night’s storm, and the storm of his life with Amanda Drew as his daughter, Anne, beginning to sort through his many papers…

French playwright, Florian Zeller is definitely the playwright do nos jours. If Pinter at one time could do no wrong in certain eyes and in the autumn of his years, could expect several of his plays to be running somewhere simultaneously, Zeller too now carries a similar halo. After huge UK successes with The Father, The Mother, The Truth and The Lie, now comes The Height of the Storm, once again in the limpid, easy-on-the-ear translation of Christopher Hampton. Continue reading

Rabbit Hole

Hampstead Theatre, London (***)

© Manuel Harlan, Claire Skinner (Becca), Georgina Rich (Izz)

© Manuel Harlan, Claire Skinner (Becca), Georgina Rich (Izz)

Grief takes many forms and David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer prize-winner takes a delicate scalpel to the subject, tenderly peeling back each painful layer until the wound is revealed and the healing can begin. Continue reading