Tag Archives: New York

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

The Dazzle

Found111, Charing Cross Road, London (****)

© Marc Brenner

© Marc Brenner

Anything these days involving Andrew Scott is bound to draw the crowds. Sherlock’s Moriarty on the BBC, Bond’s nemesis (one of them) in Spectre, ever since he first appeared in a clutch of fringe productions (my first viewing of him was around 2004 in the Royal Court’s A Girl in a Car with Man), he commands attention. There’s something dangerously unnerving about him, even in his vulnerable moments. Continue reading