Mark Ludmon reviews Caroline, or Change at The Playhouse Theatre in London starring Sharon D Clarke
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Michael Longhurst has been appointed as new Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse with his first programming to begin in min 2019.
The Donmar is the perfect venue for a tense thriller like Belleville, a claustrophobic chamber piece of a thriller that delivers on so many levels.
Gloria is a gripping and darkly funny drama, confirming Branden Jacobs-Jenkins as one of America’s best and freshest writers in theatre.
Constellations is a 75 minute jewel of a play. It is a play about things that happen, might happen and could happen – just like life.
At just over 90 minutes, this is a theatrical spectacle and tapestry as ethereal and vital as it is strange and incomprehensible. Simon Stephens throws those elements such as the destruction of community, the isolation of individuals, the globalisation and sterilisation of culture, the power of money and capitalist dreams, the despair that comes from […]
Harmon writes vicious dialogue fearlessly and with potent froth. The characters are clearly defined by their speech and each seems real, accessible – possibly someone you might know. There are several real surprises along the way and not much ends up as it first seems. It is a sharp, clever piece of writing.
The acting is of the highest order. Every word, every pause, every gesture – all is precisely calibrated and thoughtfully designed to ensure maximum interest, a real involvement in the many disparate lives of these two intriguing characters. Jake Gyllenhaal proves to be entirely perfect as the ordinary bee-keeper, Roland. Ruth Wilson is very very […]