Tag Archives: Rupert Goold

The Hunt

Almeida Theatre, London ****
Runs: 2hr 10 mins incl one interval
TICKETS 020 7359 4404 (24 hours)
In person: 10am-7.30pm (Mon-Sat)

© Marc Brenner, the `Lodge' and the community, close-knit bonds that snap when taboo lines seem to have been crossed.

© Marc Brenner, the `Lodge’ and the community, close-knit bonds that snap when taboo lines seem to have been crossed.

Review of perf seen July 2, 2019:

Like Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, The Hunt is based around a lie, a false accusation and sex.  Continue reading

Albion

Almeida Theatre, London *****

© Marc Brenner, Victoria Hamilton as Audrey battling to save a piece of old England - superb

© Marc Brenner, Victoria Hamilton as Audrey battling to save a piece of old England – superb

They do produce some crackers at Rupert Goold’s Almeida. Say what you like about the plays – and they’re mostly four/five stars in any case – they, the productions, nearly always pack a hefty punch. Continue reading

Ink

Almeida Theatre, London (****)

© Marc Brenner, Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb, newly recruited Sun editor and Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, plotting and setting his sights on winning...

© Marc Brenner, Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb, newly recruited Sun editor and Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch, plotting and setting his sights on winning…

He likes his politics and history does James Graham who has given us some cracking examples of the unholy alliances that pass for politics in this and probably every country, starting with Eden’s Empire a decade ago and leading up to the blissfully funny The Vote (Donmar) on Election Night 2015 and This House, now setting off on a national tour. Continue reading

Richard III

Almeida Theatre, London (****)

© Marc Brenner, Ralph Fiennes (Richard)

© Marc Brenner, Ralph Fiennes (Richard)

Like The Merchant of Venice and anti-semitism, staging Shakespeare’s Tudor propagandist Richard III, has become more problematic with our changing 21st century sensibilities towards disability. Continue reading