REVIEW: Disco Pigs, Trafalgar Studios ✭✭✭✭

Evanna Lynch in Disco Pigs

  Disco Pigs Trafalgar Studios 18 July 2017 4 Stars Book Now The twentieth anniversary of Enda Walsh’s unique, hugely enjoyable and energetic play is given a high octane and loving production by Tara Finney Productions. Bonded as their mothers gave birth side by side, Sinead and Darren have renamed themselves Pig and Runt, and are desperate to escape their dull ‘Pork City’, have invented their own language and rituals and swagger round the stage and their environment. They live for nights out, the disco, the violence, they live for each other, but Runt’s wistfulness and dreams of escape are beginning to show up the cracks in their inter-dependent relationship. It culminates when they achieve entry into the best disco in town, and she catches a glimpse of a life she wants, one which doesn’t involve Pig and his violent jealousy. Here we have two wonderful performances. Colin Campbell is … Read more

REVIEW: To Kill A Mockingbird, Barbican Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Barbican Theatre

Timothy Sheader’s utterly astonishing, profoundly beautiful, and intensely gripping production of To Kill A Mockngbird, is now playing at the Barbican Theatre. It’s not practically perfect in every way – it is absolutely perfect in every way. In terms of glorious story-telling and superb ensemble acting rapturously telling a richly detailed and extraordinarily resonant – but sublimely simple – tale, there is nothing to touch this production (bar Gypsy) currently playing in London.