The Spoils is the razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring international film-star Jesse Eisenberg. The Spoils will run at Trafalgar Studios from 27 May until 13 August 2016. A cuttingly satirical glimpse of a lost soul searching to assent the reality of his situation. Perceptively disconcerting,The Spoils speaks to the exasperated, self-analysing millennial generation. […]
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Firebird deals with pertinent weighty issues of race, class and child exploitation, but the writing shines with Phil Davies’ dark humour. It is punchy and savage, it’s stark grimy set underscored with intrusive dubstep during the scene changes. See this play for the three performances of the small cast, who possess an unbridled and searing […]
In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasise about killing their employer, playing out dangerous and sadistic scenarios as they plan her violent death. An intense psychological thriller seething with unique theatricality and brimming with intrigue, The Maids is a vicious analysis of the class system, and a provocative exploration of gender and sexuality. Uzo Aduba […]
Shakespeare’s vision and insight into the psychology of schizophrenic megalomania was never more potent than it is in Richard III. Jamie Lloyd’s production demonstrates that with clarity and feeling.
This is a terrifically mature presentation of a difficult, but eminently attractive, and entertaining, piece of musical theatre. It is Keates’ best work to date and in Erivo he has a star of true power who delivers the goods in every way.
Herrin completely understands that and his production is in terrific synchronicity with Mitchell’s vision. A glorious revival of an under-rated masterpiece.
This is a powerful piece of theatre, a meditation on the state of the homosexual in the UK in the last 50 or so years. But it is wrapped up and delivered like a perfectly prepared confection, such is Baldwin’s sheer skill and dazzling ability.
Ella Hickson made her name at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 with her play Eight, picking up a Fringe First. Her second play transfers to London.