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MonthJanuary 2019

‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’ review – Cate Blanchett shocks in Martin Crimp’s violent, confusing play

Blanchett makes a phenomenal National Theatre debut alongside co-star Stephen Dillane in this dark but disorientating production exploring gender roles – ★★★½ It’s understandable to see why the details of … Continue Reading ‘When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other’ review – Cate Blanchett shocks in Martin Crimp’s violent, confusing play

‘Matilda: The Musical’ review – a charming, magical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic

Playwright Dennis Kelly and comedian Tim Minchin perfectly capture the joy and wackiness of Dahl in this vibrant adaptation packed full of colour – ★★★★★ It’s no surprise that when … Continue Reading ‘Matilda: The Musical’ review – a charming, magical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic

‘Outlying Islands’ review – David Greig’s play gets a thought-provoking retelling in Atticist’s new production

The Scottish playwright’s island, imaginatively designed in the King’s Head Theatre by Anna Lewis, is an intriguing blank canvas for exploring social constructs – ★★★★ Avid birdwatchers may be left … Continue Reading ‘Outlying Islands’ review – David Greig’s play gets a thought-provoking retelling in Atticist’s new production