Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

The Leopldstadt Company, photo credit Marc Brenner

The long timeline in Leopoldstadt allows for a comprehensive narrative, spanning from 1899 to 1955 in Vienna, Austria. A cast of forty-one, including fifteen children – this is an ambitious production. Come the interval, by which point the story has reached 1924, it is obvious to pretty much all and sundry that the good times … Read more

Review of The Time Of Our Lies at Park Theatre

Intellectually stimulating, an ethereal atmosphere is created that counterbalances the gravity of the narrative - food for thought in this persuasive and philosophical production.

There are lots of reasons not to go to war – the tools of negotiation not having been fully exhausted yet, the potential loss of life, the financial expenses incurred, and the psychological impact of battle on military personnel and civilians alike to name a few. The life of Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was not one … Read more

Review of The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum. Photo by Mark Douet

Just by googling Charles Darwin (1809-1882) – other search engines are available – the famous image of the scientist is evident: the sober look of a wise, bearded man with decades of accumulated knowledge. The Wider Earth could have chosen to capitalise on that familiar picture, and while some later arguments and counter-arguments about his … Read more