REVIEW: (The Fall Of) The Master Builder, West Yorkshire Playhouse ✭✭✭✭

The Fall Of The Master Builder at West Yorkshire Playhouse

(the fall of) The Master Builder West Yorkshire Playhouse Four stars Book Tickets ‘The Master builder’, Henrik Ibsen’s play from 1893 is a masterly study of an ageing artist dealing with the loss of his powers as a result of various events in the past. Zinnie Harris’s reimagining of the story- a response to the original rather than a straight reworking of Ibsen’s text – presents Solness, the Master builder of the title, as a contemporary Northern architect again facing the unravelling of his status and power but for reasons far more focussed than those of the original. In these days of Murdoch and Trump where the power of business challenges and even supersedes the power of the state explorations in the first act of such themes as ruthlessness being an essential component of success and the tragic inevitability of youth triumphing over experience are both relevant and contemporary- however … Read more

The Absence Of War 2015 UK Tour

Reece Dinsdale in the 2015 Uk Tour of David Hare's The Absence Of War

CLICK FOR THE ABSENCE OF WAR TOUR DATES BELOW Headlong, The Rose Theatre Kingston and Sheffield Theatres have announced the 2015 UK tour of David Hare’s The Absence Of War. It’s now or never for George Jones. The heavy-smoking, Shakespeare-loving Labour leader needs to get out of opposition and into Number Ten. Plagued by a hostile media, beset by divisions in his party and haunted by his own demons, George has three weeks to convince the Great British Public that he’s their man. But how much compromise is he prepared to make? How can you truly appeal to the man in the street from the Palace of Westminster? And which tie should he wear for Prime Minister’s Questions? Reece Dinsdale will be joined by Theo Cowan, Ameira Darwish, Don Gallagher, James Harkness, Charlotte Lucas, Barry McCarthy, Maggie McCarthy, Cyril Nri, Ekow Quartey, Helen Ryan and Gyuri Sarossy in David Hare’s … Read more

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