Faith Healer written by Brian Friel at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Faith Healer written by Brian Friel at Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Faith Healer – by the late Brendan Friel – was first performed on the 29th of November 1976 at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Afterwards, Friel reworked and expanded the script to what it is now, surely one of the finest plays of the twentieth century but which was, when premiered on Broadway…

Odyssey: A Heroic Pantomime at Jermyn Street Theatre

Odyssey: A Heroic Pantomime at Jermyn Street Theatre

For Christmas 2023, Jermyn Street Theatre “goes Greek” with Odyssey: A Heroic Pantomime, an all-female faithful adaptation – more or less – of Homer’s epic poem about the warrior Odysseus and his adventure-filled journey to the island of Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War. Drawing loosely on a range of other sources –…

Strategic Love Play at Soho Theatre | Review

Strategic Love Play at Soho Theatre | Review

One of the outstanding Edinburgh shows this year was Miriam Battye’s utterly brilliant Strategic Love Play, which pits two bruised but hopeful people together, “hoping to engineer a relationship out of talking shit”. With its cast unchanged, the play has transferred to the suitably intimate upstairs space at the Soho Theatre and from the audience…

ROBIN HOOD The Legend. Re-Written at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

ROBIN HOOD The Legend. Re-Written at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park glorious Open Air Theatre presents a bloody and fitfully amusing retelling of the Robin Hood legend that is absolutely not suitable for children of any age. Other than the gore, Carl Grose’s “thrilling new take” develops for the most part on familiar lines – the Sheriff of Nottingham and the nobles of England…