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What a shame that the National Theatre at Home series had to end, not with a bang or a whimper, but with an excruciating 3-hour screaming match, void of emotion, interesting characters, or subtlety. I struggle to know where to begin with a play that has more similarities to a train wreck than a pieceContinue reading “Amadeus by National Theatre at Home”
Helen McCrory delivers a masterclass in emotional vulnerability in this heart-breaking tale of mismatched love, loneliness and desire. Content warning: suicide Picture the scene: it’s the end of Act 1 and I’m on my third or fourth cry, furiously dabbing my eyes with a tissue that’s disintegrating about as quickly as the relationships on stage.Continue reading “The Deep Blue Sea by National Theatre at Home”
Nicholas Hytner’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a riotous, unorthodox, and – most crucially – utterly hilarious retelling of one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies. We will never know exactly how Shakespeare envisaged his plays, but I’m pretty sure that Oberon grinding against Bottom to ‘Love on Top’ by Beyoncé in all ofContinue reading “A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bridge Theatre”
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