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‘King Lear’ review – Ian McKellen plays the tragic role with blistering emotion and bravado

McKellen delivers a bold and striking performance as the ill-fated king in this epic Shakespearean tragedy – ★★★★☆ McKellen gazes out into the audience after an incredible three-hour performance at … Continue Reading ‘King Lear’ review – Ian McKellen plays the tragic role with blistering emotion and bravado

‘4.48 Psychosis’ review – Sarah Kane’s play gets a powerful retelling in this new bilingual production (AD – Gifted)

Combining spoken English with British Sign Language (BSL), Deafinitely Theatre add a new, expressive dimension to Kane’s emotive writing in this bold exploration of mental health – ★★★★☆. There’s an … Continue Reading ‘4.48 Psychosis’ review – Sarah Kane’s play gets a powerful retelling in this new bilingual production (AD – Gifted)

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ review – Sam Mendes directs this fast-moving and poetic tale of Western capitalism

Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale deliver phenomenal performances in this three hour-long epic exploring a detailed history of Western capitalism through the lens of one Bavarian family … Continue Reading ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ review – Sam Mendes directs this fast-moving and poetic tale of Western capitalism

‘Consent’ review – Nina Raine’s thought-provoking elaborate production raises many questions in a tense blend of love and justice

In a detailed exploration of love, justice and the law, Consent raises a lot of questions for the audience to ponder – both curious and confusing ones. One would think that … Continue Reading ‘Consent’ review – Nina Raine’s thought-provoking elaborate production raises many questions in a tense blend of love and justice

‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ review – Poldark’s Aidan Turner is hilarious in this bloody brilliant black comedy

Swapping the lovey-dovey vibes of Poldark for dark comedy, Aidan Turner’s latest performance is a surprising – but nonetheless refreshing – change from his role in the popular BBC period … Continue Reading ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ review – Poldark’s Aidan Turner is hilarious in this bloody brilliant black comedy

‘Quiz’ review – James Graham’s ‘coughing major’ play explores justice in a post-truth era

James Graham’s latest play Quiz is one of binary oppositions. At its heart, audience members tackle the question of whether ‘coughing major’ Charles Ingram was guilty or not guilty of cheating … Continue Reading ‘Quiz’ review – James Graham’s ‘coughing major’ play explores justice in a post-truth era

‘Network’ review: Bryan Cranston is sensational in this timely adaptation of Chayefsky’s classic

‘I’m mad as hell, as I’m not going to take this anymore’ is the chant at the centre of Paddy Chayefsky’s classic film, Network. In a time of post-truth and outrage, Lee … Continue Reading ‘Network’ review: Bryan Cranston is sensational in this timely adaptation of Chayefsky’s classic

Review: The National Theatre’s ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel explores the imaginative world of an extraordinary mind. In the National Theatre’s stage adaptation, the story is a beautifully translated performance. Even before the show starts, … Continue Reading Review: The National Theatre’s ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’