This Doctor Faustus is absurdly showy, flamboyant, always daring itself on to do something even more outrageous. What a show to see if all you had on your agenda was popping down to see Kit Harington in his boxers.
I actually felt a bit bewildered by The Maids. It's about two maids who are obsessed with their employer to the extent that they will dress up in her clothes and pretend to be her, but also hate her so much that they want to poison her tea. I will no longer be drinking any more tea made for me by my co-workers.
I guess it comes down to how you like your Richard III. I prefer mine to be brooding with conspiracy and charisma, for me to be sickened and amused by him in equal measure.
Because it strikes me that we are reaching some sort of tipping point when it comes to gay issues: that on some fundamental level of global consciousness the final battle is being fought between progress and fear.
The cast, also including Mathew Horne as a range of supporting characters, is very strong. Each actor brings great poise and conviction to their performance, wonderfully dramatizing the internal conflicts within their character.
Is Jamie Lloyd's Trafalgar Transformed Season a New Model for Bringing Politically Charged Theatre to the West End?
The Trafalgar Transformed season shows that, if presented well, there is a big market for commercial theatre that still packs a powerful political and social edge, and that this along with commitment to inclusivity and reaching out to new audiences is something to be applauded.
Theatre rage - it happens to the best of us. You may not have experienced it in the stalls of your local ‘am-dram’, but we
Don't mention The Scottish Play. The theatrical superstition to never utter Shakespeare's Macbeth inside a theatre has been
It would be a cliché to say that James McAvoy inhabited the part; also inaccurate. It's much closer to the truth to say that he was possessed by it. Every beautifully rolled Scottish word, sounded like it had just occurred to him and issued forth that moment for the first time.