Master Harold and the Boys: When the Relatively Ordinary Becomes Catastrophic

Saturday 2nd November 2019 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys is a pretty excellent creation. It’s fascinating in its approach to plucking the rotten fruit of history and placing it before us while simultaneously providing us with a very recognisable and relatable dynamic. In this instance however, the rather... Continue Reading →

The Son: The Complex Struggle of those who are Helpless

Wednesday 28th August 2019 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stories without neat and easy conclusions are often the most powerful and such is certainly the case with the Kiln Theatre’s production of Florian Zeller’s The Son. Translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Longhurst, this is an excellent drama but it also... Continue Reading →

Blues in the Night: A Golden Few Hours

Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Kiln Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Read the marketing for Blues in the Night and you’ll find the following promise: ‘...a scorching compilation of 26 hot and torchy blues numbers that frame the lives and loves of four residents of a downtown hotel.’ It certainly delivers all that is promised, and does... Continue Reading →

The Geminus: An Unexpected Love Affair

Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ross Dinwiddy’s The Geminus is a cleanly selective new work based on Joseph Conrad’s story of a ship captain who harbours a fugitive. In Dinwiddy’s story, the captain and an enigmatic sailor clambouring aboard his ship in the dead of night form a connection born... Continue Reading →

All the Little Lights: A Collision of Innocence & Brutality

Tuesday 13th August 2019 at the Tristan Bates Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Three girls meet to celebrate a birthday. What begins as a recognisable silent feud of one friend feeling replaced by another quickly begins to prove itself a much darker and more complex story. There’s a history here to unpack and a future to consider carefully.... Continue Reading →

White Nurse: Interesting Premise, Strong Cast

Sunday 11th August 2019 at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Abby Coppard’s White Nurse looks at the familiar territory of toxic relationships and considers the implications of an individual trying to extricate herself from one dependent relationship by experimenting with another. Joe is a classic controlling manipulator. Layla is the classic manipulated woman trapped... Continue Reading →

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