Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

The Ferryman

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

© Johan Persson, Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney and Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney...

© Johan Persson, Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney and Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney…

Already sold out before it had even opened and announced to be transferring to the West End in June, the combination of Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, Mojo amongst others) and director Sam Mendes seems to have set the public imagination alight. Continue reading

The Beaux’ Stratagem

Olivier, National Theatre, London

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

A delicious melancholy hangs over Simon Godwin’s splendid new production of George Farquhar’s popular restoration comedy, The Beaux’ Stratagem fully justified in a play by a Northern Irishman exiled to England and a comedy that nonetheless has serious things to say about marriage, divorce and moral values. Continue reading