Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

The Leopldstadt Company, photo credit Marc Brenner

The long timeline in Leopoldstadt allows for a comprehensive narrative, spanning from 1899 to 1955 in Vienna, Austria. A cast of forty-one, including fifteen children – this is an ambitious production. Come the interval, by which point the story has reached 1924, it is obvious to pretty much all and sundry that the good times … Read more Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

Review of Tryst at Chiswick Playhouse

Tryst by Karoline Leach is a London-based psychological thriller patterned on real-life events between a serial fraudster and a vulnerable young woman at the tail end of the Edwardian era. The year is circa 1912 and George Love (Fred Perry), a penniless predator, sniffs out lonely young women who, if not wealthy, at least have … Read more Review of Tryst at Chiswick Playhouse

Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys & Jonathan Harvey

Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK

Whilst there are many examples of characters on TV and in the movies being spun-off into their own series, there aren’t that many (if any?) musicals that have gone through that process until it happened to fictional rock icon “Billie Trix”. Originally the narrator in the Pet Shop Boys 2001 musical “Closer To Heaven”, she … Read more Frances Barber as Billie Trix in MUSIK by Pet Shop Boys & Jonathan Harvey

Raskolnikova presented by Teatro Nómada at The Actors Centre

Raskolnikova presented by Teatro Nómada

Fernando Sakanassi’s production of David Gaitán’s 2009 play, that originally premiered in Mexico in Spanish, is described as a ‘work-in-progress’, but its modern telling of Dostoevsky’s 1866 novel feels tight, pacey and well-considered for its studio space and fringe limited run as part of the Actors’ Centre’s Latin American Season. With an ensemble cast of … Read more Raskolnikova presented by Teatro Nómada at The Actors Centre