September 2, 2018

The popularity of the recent The Handmaids Tale TV adaptation seems to have tainted Penelope Skinner's chance of success with Meek, as if critics feel two female-led dystopian dramas cannot exist independently. Although taking clear influence in its 'strictly chri...

October 6, 2017

Exposing and questioning young people's perceptions of immigration and Brexit in the microcosm of a brother and sister's relationship, Zest and Half Moon have developed a fantastic production that gets to the heart and soul of the issues for an audience of young people...

October 3, 2017

Adapting an Ancient Greek text for a contemporary audience is never easy. However, Actors of Dionysus' crisp new production cleverly maintains the heart and soul of Sophocle's tragedy, whilst bringing it an exciting, relevant edge. Despite a naturally repetitive origin...

April 24, 2017

Simon Stephens' newest work is his first experiment into contemporary dance  - and I desperately wish it had gone further into this field. The script is a relatively formless narrative that the director/choreographer may (or may not) use as they wish. To read, it feels...

April 19, 2017

This really is a luxurious affair. As I spend much of my theatre-going time at relatively small scale productions, I almost forget the wonder the National Theatre can bring.  The entire production is rich, filled with sumptuous costumes and high concept sets....

March 24, 2017

Abi Morgan's Splendour is an incredibly relevant character study, offering fragments of four women's life up to the lens of scrutiny: by the audience and each other. Four very different women - the wife of an unnamed dictator whom rules a war-torn country under a seemi...

April 10, 2016

X originally appealed to me as an avid fan of dystopian sci-fi, although I was also drawn by the excellent reviews for McDowell's Pomona. The play has all the elements of a good sci-fi thriller, with burning tension and characters for whom you...

July 25, 2015

Unbelievably, for the first time in my life, I find myself agreeing with Quentin Letts on something. For most of hang's opening dialogue, "its little feints and repetitions soon sound forced"1 - the 'why don't you... you could... ' is badly executed, and seems unnatura...

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