The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Roman Theatre | Review

MERRY WIVES at Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival August 2020. Photo by Laura Harling

Panto season might be cancelled, but with its bright and colourful costumes, audience participation and pop songs galore, Adam Nichols’ wonderfully camp production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a real outdoor treat. As part of its double bill in OVO’s season, it’s playing back-to-back with Henry V, perhaps of note that that’s two … Read more The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Roman Theatre | Review

The Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival – Henry V at the Roman Theatre

HENRY V by Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival company. Photo credit lhphotos

I don’t think it would be right to start this review without acknowledging that OVO – as director Matthew Parker highlights in his programme note – is one of the first companies to be staging live theatre since lockdown. After nearly five months, audiences are once again coming together and partaking in the communal experience … Read more The Maltings Open Air Theatre Festival – Henry V at the Roman Theatre

Review of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic

Oberon K. A. Adjepong and Joplin Sibtain in Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson

Good versus evil. Truth versus lies. Free will versus actions determined by the circumstances of our existence. These are the dichotomies that Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train puts up against each other, whilst exploring the injustices and complexities of the American justice system. Whilst Angel Cruz (Ukweli Roach) is locked up in … Read more Review of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic