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...

September 7, 2017

Yerma is a true wonder to behold. Lorca's play from 1934 is brought crashing into present day, its central story as painful as ever. We peer into a glass box, examining the life of 'Her' - a young woman at the start, a successful blogger and lifestyle magazine editor....

August 23, 2017

I was enthralled to see the production billed as 'gender fluid', as Oscar Wilde's provocative, comedic and challenging play was the ideal springboard for questioning gender identity, and asking 'what is to be gay' (as is stated in the programme). Wilde's play is the id...

June 12, 2017

As Rupert Goold notes, Crimp's play has become even more relevant in its twenty four years than one could expect. The Treatment follows the story of Anne, a vulnerable young woman who sells the story of her complicated abusive relationship to film producers, to wh...

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 21, 2017

This is only the second time I have watched an NTLive screening, and this was the perfect production for screening. Much of the humour could only be truly enjoyed by seeing facial expressions, which would have been difficult unless you are willing to spend £90 a ticket...

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...

March 19, 2017

I adore Simon Stephens' storytelling. His ability to draw you in, navigating the anguish that these two characters inhabit, is astounding. It is brave of OVO Theatre Company to take on such a challenging, yet simple, production, and the pairing of these two monologues...

February 25, 2017

What draws us to prophetic stories that foresaw our current society and the possibilities it offers? Perhaps instilling fear in ourselves is the only drive to make any change.

This production of E.M Forster's short story from 1909 could be accused of being a cautionary...

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