We asked our reviewers to take a look at 2016 and to nominate some stand out productions for 2016. Mark Ludmon replied with the following:- In another wonderful year for British theatre, one of my highlights was Annie Baker’s The Flick at the Dorfman at the National Theatre, unfolding the quiet desperations and joys of […]
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The Children is a thought-provoking play that entertains while presenting us with a dilemma about the responsibilities we all have to face.
This production brings out Schiller’s themes in a compelling and lucid way while also being an exciting political thriller and a very personal drama about two women trapped by forces greater than themselves.
Despite the downbeat ending to Love’s Labour’s Lost and the troubles over Claudio and Hero’s wedding in Much Ado About Nothing, the two plays are very funny and thoroughly entertaining, whether enjoyed singly or, ideally, seen together.
While we may have no actual glass slippers or fairy godmother, this is a magical production full of laugh-out-loud humour and delightful songs – enough to satisfy the most demanding of the musical’s fans.
The joy of the play and the original text comes from the inverted morality of Screwtape’s world, where good is bad and sinning is applauded.
It cleverly blurs the line between reality and what we are seeing on stage in a way that is unsettling and leaves you questioning the theatrical experience itself.
This is an accomplished show, capturing the spirit and social comedy of Austen with added humour from the multiple casting. It has come to the Jermyn Street Theatre at the end of a successful UK tour.