Author: Thomas Froy

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Piccadilly Theatre

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is kind of a big deal. Since its opening, 6 years ago, it has attracted audiences of all ages to watch what might very well be described as a revolutionary piece of theatre. Representation of disabled people in the media is scarce, and in West End theatres, even more so. Director Elliot’s decision to adapt Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel of the same name brings autism centre stage. …

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The National Youth Theatre: Macbeth

What a relief! A good Macbeth. Recent productions of the Scottish play haven’t fared particularly well. The Royal Shakespeare’s version (Barbican) being distinctly ‘ok’, and the Globe’s recent production having mixed reviews. How refreshing to see a young company rescue Macbeth from the talons of the Establishment. The opening scene of the Scottish Play is perhaps the most important, as it sets the tone of the production in more ways than one. If the Weird …

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The End of History at St Giles-in-the-Fields – Soho Theatre

Wendy and Paul meet in a Church in Soho. A timeless introduction to a timeless tale for a timeless place. But The End of History, among other things, is essentially about time. Your time, my time, and the time we meet and separate. Wendy is a social worker, barely getting by, doing ‘the right thing’. Paul is a city slicker, earning more than he can spend, ‘doing the all the bad things’. And they meet …

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