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Blood Wedding

Young Vic Theatre, London ****
TICKETS: 020 7922 2922.
www.youngvictheatre.org
Runs: 1hrs 50 mins without interval

© Marc Brenner, Olwen Fouere foreground, as the unforgiving mother marrying off her only remaining son...land and bearing children are everything in this contract...

© Marc Brenner, Olwen Fouere foreground, as the unforgiving mother marrying off her only remaining son…land and bearing children are everything in this contract…

Review of perf seen Sept 27, 2019:

In 2005, after seeing Rufus Norris’ Almeida production of Blood Wedding, the Guardian’s esteemed critic, Michael Billington, echoing American critic, Harold Clurman. pondered whether Lorca’s tragedy could ever be successfully staged by English actors. Continue reading

Les Blancs

Olivier, National Theatre, London (*****)

© Johan Persson, Danny Sapani (Tshembe Matoseh) and Matriarch singers

© Johan Persson,
Danny Sapani (Tshembe Matoseh) and Matriarch singers

A landmark production in a National Theatre repertoire increasingly spreading its wings, Lorraine Hansberry’s rarely seen Les Blancs is more incendiary even than her A Raisin in the Sun, now regarded as an American classic, but radically breaking the mould despite its Broadway success. Continue reading