REVIEW: Taken At Midnight, Minerva Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Penelope Wilton in Taken At Midnight

This is a terrific piece of new writing; spare, engaging, brimming with interest and history. It does what all great plays about actual historical events do: takes you to the time and lets you experience that time through the souls of the characters who propel the narrative, but in a way that is modern, fresh and zinging with power.

REVIEW: Miss Julie, Minerva Theatre ✭✭

Miss Julie review Minerva Theatre

Somewhat incredulously, the companion piece in this double bill, Black Comedy, an entertainment written purely for pleasure, really tells us more about sexual politics in the modern world than this take on Strindberg, whose own views have long been filed in the Male Supremacist file.

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