There is a great depth of performance and artistic power that makes Salome a mesmerising, at times hypnotic, evening.
I’m delighted to say that I’m already booked to go back and have another session with Tick Tick BOOM!, and its fascinating aesthetic conundrums, later in the run. It is the kind of production that rewards such attention.
Amber Riley is nothing short of stunning as Effie White on this recording. Her interpretation of And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I Am Changing and One Night Only are nothing short of breathtaking.
Seeing Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of The Graduate, I find that thirty plus years have put me entirely on the side of Mrs. Robinson
Crisply directed by Scott Hurran, on a highly effective set, Hidden is a sharp 75 minutes and is a play of gentle revelations.
With Birds Of Paradise there is the sense that they (David Evans and Winnie Holzman) are trying out an ingenious idea, and nearly getting it right.
For anyone feeling exhausted and frustrated with the political status quo and the depressing direction of international politics as a whole, I urge you to go to The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui.
Shell Shock is a powerful depiction of the effects of combat on ordinary soldiers and the people around them.