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 →

Hedda Gabler: Masterfully Intense

Thursday 22nd February 2018 at Grand Opera House York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In what is a truly riveting production, Lizzy Watts simmers, flares and spits as the seminal Henrik Ibsen character Hedda Gabler. This new version from Patrick Marber, directed by Ivo van Hove, is a heavily dramatic and masterfully intense staging of a classic text. Currently touring... Continue Reading →

Pinocchio: Scale and Spectacle Abound

Saturday 13th January, 2018 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The National Theatre’s production of Pinocchio, complete with selected songs from the Disney film (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J.Smith) features some wonderful puppetry, theatrical illusions and some sweet moments of heart and humour. While this is by no means a staging of the Disney... Continue Reading →

Follies: Escape to Another Time as Past & Present Collide

Saturday 9th December, 2017 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Follies is a towering musical of grandeur and escapism; a classic musical with book by James Goldman, music and lyrics from the great Stephen Sondheim and directed by Dominic Cooke, the National Theatre has brought Follies back to life in exquisite style. The opening sequence is... Continue Reading →

War Horse: Poignant Theatrical Brilliance

Saturday 18th November 2017 at Liverpool Empire Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ War Horse is the epitome of emotive puppetry; delicate, nuanced and full of character. The animals of this production are stunning. A National Theatre production which has seen enormous success since its conception, this play based on Michael Morpurgo's novel and adapted for the stage by... Continue Reading →

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