Tag Archives: Katie Mitchell

Anatomy of a Suicide

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London (****)

© Stephen Cummiskey, Hattie Morahan (Carol), Kate O'Flynn (Anna), Adelle Leonce (Bonnie)

© Stephen Cummiskey, Hattie Morahan (Carol), Kate O’Flynn (Anna), Adelle Leonce (Bonnie)

Love her or hate her, Katie Mitchell is surely our most bravely iconoclastic theatre director working in Britain today. If Robert Lepage is the magician who smoothes the cracks between technology and stagecraft, Katie Mitchell is the one who adds tough edginess. Almost nothing she does fails to carry a febrile sense of dramatic unease about it. Continue reading

The Forbidden Zone

Barbican Theatre, London (*****)

© Stephen Cummisky, Kate Duchene (Nurse/Scientist)

© Stephen Cummisky, Kate Duchene (Nurse/Scientist)

A soldier stands in uniform having his photo taken.
A voice-over instructs: `Look well at this man. Look!
He waits for death –
He knows – ….’  Continue reading