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As You Like It

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

© Johan Persson

© Johan Persson

One normally imagines As You Like It as a rustic rom-com. Polly Findlay hasn’t exactly ignored its usual romantic setting so much as, taking her cue from the characters in the play – and one or two other hints such as comedy routines, a bit of a music hall, a bit of high tech there – has given it a transformative make-over. Continue reading


Unit 19, West 12 Centre, Shepherds Bush, London

A stone’s thrown down from The Bush theatre stands the West 12 Shopping Centre. Dwarfed by its pushy new arrival, Westfield, Unit 19 West 12 is now playing host to an unlikely nightly bombardment set in motion by the Bush’s enterprising Josie Rourke in collaboration with the National Theatre. Continue reading

People, Places & Things

Dorfman, National Theatre, London


© Johan Persson

© Johan Persson

Fantastic Duncan Macmillan! Along with Simon Stephens he has become one of British theatre’s most prized, sought-after playwrights. Compassionate, wide-ranging, his recent plays have included subjects on depression (Every Brilliant Thing), fertility (Lungs) climate change (2071) whilst his adaptation and co-direction with Robert Icke of George Orwell’s1984 for Headlong carried all before it. Continue reading