Author Archive | Stephen Collins

Waste at the National Theatre

REVIEW: Waste, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Barker’s play is extraordinary, especially given that it was written over a century ago and revised by him in the late 20’s, the original having been banned from performance. The notions and complex philosophies which underline the narrative are as fresh, vital and important now as then. The need to invest in the future, to […]

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Harlequinade at the Garrick Theatre starring Zoe Wanamaker and Kenneth Branagh

REVIEW: All On Her Own – Harlequinade, Garrick Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

The revival of Harlequinade, directed by Branagh and Ashford, now playing at the Garrick Theatre (in a 100 minute experience that includes All On Her Own and no intervals) is something of a revelation. Mostly, Harlequinade is seen in conjunction with The Browning Version, one of Rattigan’s masterpieces, usually as a curtain raiser. To my […]

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