The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster at The Almeida Theatre

Lydia Wilson and Jack Riddiford in ‘Duchess of Malfi’ at Almeida Theatre.

What has changed about the nature of violence against women since John Webster wrote his play in the 1600s? What, for that matter, have we learned since #MeToo about the nature of that violence against women? The Duchess of Malfi unpacks the lengths a few crazed men will go to in order to control and … Read moreThe Duchess of Malfi by John Webster at The Almeida Theatre

Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre | Review

When Ibsen wrote Rosmersholm in 1886, he looked to pit political and moral concerns of his day against each other – to engage in debate, on stage. He set his play in the midst of political upheaval; conservative politicians are being unseated, disrupted and challenged by radical and freethinking leftists. The question of equality, of … Read moreRosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre | Review

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre | Review

Simon Callow - A Christmas Carol - Arts Theatre - Photo By Laura Marie Linck

A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre brings to life this classic Christmas story, in a very likeable and entertaining production. Narrated and acted entirely by Simon Callow, it is a warm interpretation, delivered as a good story around a fireplace on a snowy evening. There is much to enjoy here, and you leave with … Read moreSimon Callow in A Christmas Carol at the Arts Theatre | Review

Review of Chivaree’s Crash at Camden Fringe Festival

Crash

Having reviewed Chivaree’s outstanding show Becoming Shades, expectations were high for this follow up, Crash. And I wasn’t disappointed. Created by Edward Gosling and Laurane Marchive, the show is truly a ‘celebration’ – of eccentricity, of pushing physical limits, and of the ability to carry on in cheerful spirits – perfect for the current state of … Read moreReview of Chivaree’s Crash at Camden Fringe Festival