Review of Strindberg’s Women at Jermyn Street Theatre

Strindberg’s Women, a presentation of two short plays by August Strindberg – Storm and The Stronger – allows us to revisit dramatic writings of such a sophisticated power as to cross the boundaries of time, race, social class and gender. One need only to bask in the philosophical musings of Storm which, at its core, … Read more

A Haunting by Nathan Lucky Wood – Review

Every once in awhile, the theatre produces a gemstone of such raw energy as to shake-up ancient truths about who we are and what it is that we fail to communicate. ‘A Haunting’, written by Nathan Lucky Wood, directed by Jennifer Davis and produced by Ellen Buckley, is such a play. Set on the night of … Read more

5-star Sunset Boulevard at The London Coliseum

Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard, the film, conjures up a close­up of Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, silent ­film star, eyes frightened and demonic – fingers semi­curled like lobster claws. Norma was once the brightest supernova in Hollywood, circa 1920 – until the advent of talking pictures snuffed out her desirability and her career. It wasn’t just that she lost favour with Paramount … Read more