Tag Archives: suicide

Anatomy of a Suicide

Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London (****)

© Stephen Cummiskey, Hattie Morahan (Carol), Kate O'Flynn (Anna), Adelle Leonce (Bonnie)

© Stephen Cummiskey, Hattie Morahan (Carol), Kate O’Flynn (Anna), Adelle Leonce (Bonnie)

Love her or hate her, Katie Mitchell is surely our most bravely iconoclastic theatre director working in Britain today. If Robert Lepage is the magician who smoothes the cracks between technology and stagecraft, Katie Mitchell is the one who adds tough edginess. Almost nothing she does fails to carry a febrile sense of dramatic unease about it. Continue reading

Teddy Ferrara

Donmar Warehouse, London (****)

© Manuel Harlan

© Manuel Harlan

Christopher Shinn always makes one think. The obvious is never quite it with the American playwright who has had five plays premiered in London, all at the Royal Court including Now or Later (2008) directed by this production’s director, Dominic Cooke whilst artistic director. Continue reading