Kimberley Sykes puts her Forest of Arden in a theatre – but it’s hard to fall in love with this production which lacks any real sparkle.
David Dawson shines in this interesting but ultimately uninspiring retelling of Friel’s imperfect work, which only occasionally glimmers with beauty.Read more "Aristocrats, Donmar Warehouse 2018 – Review"
Alan Bennett’s new play is set in a hospital – and it seems that, in surgery, the heart has been ripped out, and what we’re left with is a cold, empty play, devoid of life and laughter.Read more "Allelujah, Bridge Theatre 2018 – Review"
Eyam should tell a story of unity, but bogged down in a running time of 3 hours, baffling excuses for comedy, and misguided writing, Eyam doesn’t work – despite glimmers of beauty.Read more "Eyam, Globe Theatre 2018 – Review"
Where a lesser production may choose to make Tamburlaine’s story savage, masculine, coarse, Boyd’s production shows us Godliness at its most violent.Read more "Tamburlaine, RSC 2018 – Review"
The meeting of Patricia Highsmith and this young stranger seems to dance around the violent, skirt around disaster.Read more "Switzerland, Theatre Royal Bath 2018 – Review"
The Macbeths are gritty, sexy and steely, but one is left with the feeling that star casting fails to dazzle.Read more "Macbeth, RSC 2018 – Review"