The production of A Clockwork Orange is a kind of Berkoff ballet, true to the spirit of the source material, but imprinted with an originality that will stay with you after the play ends. If you like your theatre muscular and direct, this is the show for you!
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Catch this extraordinary production on its tour; it has a quiet anger that says more than a hundred plays that shout for your attention.
With the epic Angels in America at the National on the horizon, this feels like a perfect curtain raiser, where HIV characters are centre stage, a hilarious and poignant play that deserves to be performed at festivals everywhere.
A thoroughly entertaining evening, blood-thirsty and hilarious, this production will appeal to the devil in you.
The major problem the production has is the work itself. Each photograph of Maier’s that is projected onto the screens tells a thousand stories, and here is where the play resides. Nothing on stage matches the snapshots of real life that were captured, and the play contains none of the emotional context that the photographs […]
The joy of this book is that it will make you return to Finney, possibly one of the most under-rated, (and certainly under-awarded), actors of his generation.
“If I was to stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork, I should still be regarded as a cuddly teddy bear”, says Alan Bennett of his ‘national treasure’ status.
That sound that you hear in the production is not frogs croaking. It’s the ghost of Joe Orton tutting with boredom that, in fifty years, his anarchic comedy has not been bettered.