Jessica Wretlind reviews Julie, a new adaptation of Miss Julie by Polly Stenham now playing at the National Theatre.
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It’s simply The Best success story of the most deserving kind. Tina the musical is a stunning show in all respects and likely to be a run away success throughout it’s year on London’s West End.
The 90-minute run offers a breathless battle of wit and conviction between Flynn and Aloysius, tautly directed by Ché Walker.
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.