James Graham is turning into one of our most treasured stage political commentators. Having first emerged ten years ago with the small but perfectly formed (and award winning) Eden’s Empire at the Finborough, This House, which has taken on a life of its own since its first appearance at the National Theatre in 2012 in the Cottesloe Theatre is on a far grander scale. Continue reading →
Almost a year to the day since Roger Allam last appeared at Hampstead theatre in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, he’s returned in David Hare’s latest, a biographical portrait of the founders of Glyndebourne that suits him to a tee. Continue reading →
Fantastic Duncan Macmillan! Along with Simon Stephens he has become one of British theatre’s most prized, sought-after playwrights. Compassionate, wide-ranging, his recent plays have included subjects on depression (Every BrilliantThing), fertility (Lungs) climate change (2071) whilst his adaptation and co-direction with Robert Icke of George Orwell’s1984 for Headlong carried all before it. Continue reading →
It’s hardly surprising that Jennifer Haley’s The Nether has already acquired such acclaim (the Susan Smith Blackburn, a clutch of other American new writing awards as well as a Critics Circle award for its designer Es Devlin for last year’s British premiere at the Royal Court).