Tag Archives: Simon Evans

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Donmar Warehouse, London (****)

© Helen Maybanks, Lenny Henry as Arturo Ui

© Helen Maybanks, Lenny Henry as Arturo Ui

Well, to start at the end, I can’t remember a more personally `engaged’ ending than Simon Evans manufactures for the climax of Brecht’s 1940s political satire on the rise of Hitler in an American gangland setting. 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