The 90-minute run offers a breathless battle of wit and conviction between Flynn and Aloysius, tautly directed by Ché Walker.
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Kathryn Hunter is a magnificent lead, and manages to add gravitas to this breezy production. Having played Lear and Richard III, she can transcend gender with ease and masters Cyrano’s debonair masculinity.
Janis Joplin: Full Tilt Theatre Royal Stratford East 3 Stars Book Tickets This Edinburgh Fringe sell out is the closest thing you will get to watching Janis Joplin in concert. A hybrid of live gig and monologue, the play gives voice to both the talent and the trauma that led Janis into a life of […]
There is promise in this piece. The hallucinatory nature of exhaustion allows the tired pair to swerve through time and space, offering a great basis for metaphysical conversation. Much similar yet not as gripping as Duncan MacMillan’s LUNGS, Segal poses the question: ‘Should they ever have brought this child into such a wounded world?’
As the lives from one carriage merge with the other, the play descends into farce and the promise to bring new understanding is lost.
Her characters are abundantly flawed while still empathetic, and their relationship with the modern world is a marriage of dark comedy and struggle. Her plays are hugely important. See for yourself.
For as long as there are families, this poignant script will resonate with them. The music plays somewhat apologetically from offstage, but despite that, it is a near perfect restoration that does justice to its stunning location at The Print Room Coronet.
The Picture Of Dorian Gray Trafalgar Studios 2 20 January 2016 2 Stars Buy Tickets This adaptation restores passages from Wilde’s original manuscript, which were censored from the novel as a result of scandal amongst his contemporaries. Rather than a daring display of unbarred moral putrefaction, however, this production offers a tame and uninspiring taste […]