Miss Julie by August Strindberg at Theatro Technis | Review

Gabriel Puscas as Jean and Sarah Collins as Miss Julie

Scandi noir is all the rage on TV. Where does this Scandinavian love for all things dark, disturbing and dangerous come from? Geography would seem to be the most plausible explanation. Living in a part of the world where it’s dark for months on end has given the Scandinavians more than their fair share of … Read moreMiss Julie by August Strindberg at Theatro Technis | Review

A Visit from Miss Prothero and An Englishman Abroad – Hampton Hill Theatre

An Englishman Abroad

Any chance to see a play by Alan Bennett is always a shot in the arm and so the opportunity to see a double bill is doubly welcome. The determined and dedicated Teddington Theatre Club based in Hampton have put together an intriguing couple of one-act plays. A Visit from Miss Prothero and An Englishman … Read moreA Visit from Miss Prothero and An Englishman Abroad – Hampton Hill Theatre

The Phil Willmott Company’s Shakespeare’s Othello | Review

Carlotta De Gregori (Desdemona), Claire Lloyd (Emilia), Jerome Dowling (Cassio).

To mark the centenary of the Amritsar massacre (1919) director Phil Willmott has set Othello (1601) somewhere in India. For a British audience familiar with A Passage to India (1924) or The Raj Quartet (1975) or indeed the film Gandhi (1982) this works. We can more readily get to grips with racial, social and gender … Read moreThe Phil Willmott Company’s Shakespeare’s Othello | Review