Author: Angela Lord

Review of The Night Of The Iguana at the Noël Coward Theatre

The adjective “steamy” is often used to describe the plays of Tennessee Williams, as they lift the lid on simmering passions and heated exchanges in sub-tropical settings. The Night of the Iguana, set in a run-down coastal town in the Mexican rainforest, is no exception. It’s hard enough to keep your cool in such a climate, and with the arrival of Lawrence Shannon, played by Clive Owen, things soon start to get heated. This handsome …

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Betrayal by Harold Pinter at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Betrayal tells the tale of a covert romance from a reverse perspective. Rather than showing a couple falling in and out of love, it shows them falling out of love and back in again, charting the course of a seven-year affair from 1977 to 1968, with a backward glance at life’s little ironies. The casting of Tom Hiddleston as Robert is enough to guarantee a full house and the award-winning star’s charismatic presence illuminates, rather than …

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Pinter Three: Landscape – A Kind of Alaska – Monologue

A star-studded cast has been assembled for Pinter at the Pinter, a season of short plays which shows the work of the Nobel Prize-winning writer in a new light. If you haven’t seen Pinter before, this would be a good place to start, and if you have, this collection gives a fresh insight into the development of his work over the years. The essence of a style which coined the term “Pinteresque” is captured in …

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