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What If If Only

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs ****
Sloane Square
London SW1
Runs: 17 mins without interval
Review of perf seen Oct 1, 2021:

© Johan Persson. Linda Bassett as the ghost of things past and what is to come and John Heffernan, harrowed by grief…

WHAT IF IF ONLY – how many times must that have been said of a best beloved who has died. If only I had, what if this or that hadn’t happened? Continue reading

No’s Knife

Old Vic Theatre, London (***)

© Manuel Harlan, Lisa Dwan

© Manuel Harlan, Lisa Dwan

There is Beckett, and then there is Beckett. There is the Beckett of Waiting for Godot and there is the Beckett of Not I and Footfalls; the one accessible, the others increasingly abstract. I remember sitting through Endgame at the Aldwych many years ago and wondering, `will this ever end?’ – heresy now for a man revered, honoured and much loved.  Continue reading