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Beckett Triple Bill

Jermyn Street Theatre, London  ****
www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk
Review: of perf seen January 17, 2020:

© Robert Workman, James Hayes in Krapp’s Last Tape, recalling a moment of bliss on a tape thirty years ago…another haunting…

Krapp’s Last Tape/Eh Joe/The Old Tune
By Samuel Beckett

Memories, decay and the voices that play in our heads. Beckett, the master of the interior monologue, that voice that never lets you still, waking or even sleeping. Continue reading

Wars of the Roses/Pure Imagination

Rose Theatre, Kingston/St James Theatre, London (****/***)

© Mark Douet

© Mark Douet

 

Peter Hall and John Barton’s The Wars of the Roses in 1963 was a defining moment, one of many for the RSC in the 1960s. Peter Brook’s Marat/Sade and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cherry Orchard with Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud and a young Judi Dench – these were just some of the highlights during a first decade of the company’s life when productions at the RSC were indeed events and happenings putting them at the forefront of British cultural life. Continue reading