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London stage, 2016: a year for the women

Best female performances: Jade Anouka, Adelayo Adedayo It’s been a rich year for female roles. Denise Gough in People Places and Things (Wyndham, transferred from the National Theatre) as the lying, addicted anti-heroine deservedly got an Olivier,...
From: Parthenissa on 1 Jan 2017

Macbeth @ The Young Vic

The idea of a Macbeth co-directed by a director with classical experience (Carrie Cracknell) and a choreographer (Lucy Guerin) is an intriguing one, especially when this team has had prior success with a provocative Medea at the National. Yet the overall...
From: The Bardathon on 10 Dec 2015

Reinterpreting Shakespeare – again

Macbeth RSCAntony Sher Harriet Walter In 2013 Downton Abbey author Julian Fellowes was hauled over the coals for his film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, in which he rewrote large chunks of Shakespeare’s famous and much-loved play. His explanation...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Nov 2015

Measure for Measure @ The Young Vic

One key moment in Measure for Measure exemplified the difference between Dominic Dromgoole’s production at the Globe and this, Joe Hill-Gibbins’s very different take at the Young Vic. In Dromgoole’s production, when Mariah Gale’s...
From: The Bardathon on 14 Oct 2015

A View from the Bridge (Arthur Miller; dir. Ivo van Hove) Young Vic / Wyndham’s, Feb. 2015

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen as rigorous, as complete, and as compelling a piece of theatre on a UK stage as Ivo van Hove’s take on Arthur Miller’s View from the Bridge. What’s marvellous about the show is that it takes a...
From: dispositio on 15 Feb 2015

Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams / Benedict Andrews, Young Vic, London, August 2014)

I’m working on a longish thing about Jamie Lloyd’s quite brilliant Richard III and won’t have time for a proper write-up of this much-anticipated Streetcar Named Desire (starring Gillian Anderson). But here’s a brief run-down of...
From: dispositio on 10 Aug 2014

Happy Days, Young Vic

Happy Days begins with a klaxon that makes the entire audience jump. On stage, buried up to her waist in sand, Winnie (Juliet Stevenson) awakes with a start. For the next two hours she tries to engage her partially visible husband Willie (David Beames)...
From: Parthenissa on 2 Feb 2014

The Changeling @ The Young Vic

With the bulk of the audience divided from the main stage by a net barrier, it quickly became clear that Joe Hill-Gibbins’s celebrated production of Middleton and Rowley’s The Changeling was deeply concerned with the question of who, exactly,...
From: The Bardathon on 26 Nov 2012

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