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The Seagull

Lyric Hammersmith, London ***

© Tristram Kenton, Adelayo Adedayo as Nina, Brien Vernel as Konstantin, two young creative souls destined to be crushed....

© Tristram Kenton, Adelayo Adedayo as Nina, Brien Vernel as Konstantin, two young creative souls destined to be crushed….

I couldn’t help wondering what the shoals of young college students who trooped into the Lyric last night were making of this latest version of Chekhov’s classic about innocence defiled, Art and ambition. Continue reading

City of Glass

Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London (***/*)

© Jonathan Keenan, L-R-Mark-Edel-Hunt-Daniel-Quinn-and-Jack-Tarlton-Stillman-

© Jonathan Keenan, L-R-Mark-Edel-Hunt-Daniel-Quinn-and-Jack-Tarlton-Stillman-

Well, this is a piece of work and for once, I truly don’t know where to start. First off, Paul Auster – shame on me – is not on my check list of much loved authors or cultural icons. That says more about me than him, a best-selling author with novels translated into 40 languages. Where have I been all my life – a rhetorical/metaphysical question that Auster’s own characters such as Paul Auster/Quinn, of City of Glass and his New York Trilogy would no doubt understand and appreciate! Continue reading