Blood Knot by Athol Fugard – Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Kalungi Ssebandeke in BLOOD KNOT by Athol Fugard - Orange Tree Theatre - photo by Richard Hubert Smith.

Since it’s more than half a century since the first staging of this early Athol Fugard play, it has become something of an historical document as well as a continuingly relevant study of South African apartheid’s contamination of human relations. The relations in question here are close, even fraternal, as the plot concerns two adult … Read more

Party Time and Celebration – Pinter at the Pinter | Review

The Company in Pinter Six. Photo credit Marc Brenner

Watching these two late Pinter one-acters in the major season that bears his name, performed in the theatre that does likewise, I couldn’t help thinking of a remark made by his friend and fellow dramatist, albeit a very different one, Tom Stoppard. About ten years ago, when the theatre was still called the Comedy, there … Read more