Review of Freud’s Last Session at the King’s Head Theatre

Review of Freud’s Last Session at the King’s Head Theatre

If Irish scholar and celebrated novelist CS Lewis were to pay a visit to Austrian neurologist and founding father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud what might the two men be keen to debate? And what significance would their discussion have when played out against the looming threat of Nazi invasion and the advent of the Second…

Cause Célèbre by Terence Rattigan at Hampton Hill Theatre | Review

Cause Célèbre by Terence Rattigan at Hampton Hill Theatre | Review

In the past couple of years, a spate of Terence Rattigan’s plays have been revived by drama schools and amateur theatre companies in the greater London area and further afield. I use the term ‘amateur’ quizzically as many of these low-scale undertakings embody the dignity of Rattigan’s intent more faithfully than big-budget productions in London’s…

The Weatherman By Eugene O’Hare at Park Theatre | Review

The Weatherman By Eugene O’Hare at Park Theatre | Review

Eugene O’Hare’s debut play, The Weatherman is not for the fainthearted. It’s a disturbing mix of brutality and indifference that casts a harsh floodlight on the sordid underbelly of British society. Its depiction of a hidden world we all know exists, sex trafficking of children in London, leaves us with a burgeoning message – it…

Cougar at the Orange Tree Theatre | Review

Cougar at the Orange Tree Theatre | Review

Rose Lewenstein’s Cougar is an engaging philosophical play about the ennui of human existence and the repetitive exercise of joyless living. It reveals itself through the actions of its two characters, Leila (Charlotte Randle) an investment strategist with a huckster’s sales pitch – that of reducing global carbon emissions while maximising corporate profits – and…

Losing Venice at The Orange Tree Theatre | Review

Losing Venice at The Orange Tree Theatre | Review

‘The marriage bed’s a trough of shit fit for pigs to lie in it,’ says Quevedo (Christopher Logan), a poet in 17th Century Spain and brutal cynic of all things associated with the human condition: love, passion, hunger and the quest for domination and power. He’s speaking as a subject of the Spanish Court, which…