Demetrios Matheou

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Reviews (10)
The Arts Desk

"As the ensemble deliver a final carol, with bells, the feelgood factor has been well and truly earned." Full Review

The Arts Desk

"He’s shown a West End audience what we’ve been missing, a performer who can mix the light and the dark, the comic and searingly dramatic, with enormous skill, charisma and grace." Full Review

The Arts Desk

However, despite its solid foundation, and a typically muscular performance by Fiennes, this doesn’t soar, or probe as potently as it might. Indeed, it quickly becomes preachy and wearing. Full Review

The Chairs
Islington
The Arts Desk

Nevertheless, this really is a fantastically funny, bravura night out, with a double act in Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni that reminds me of another great pairing of theatrical old hands, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, in this play’s close relation, Beckett's Waiting for Godot. They’re that good. Full Review

Network (London)
Waterloo
The Hollywood Reporter

“The piece is ripe for revisiting. At the same time there's an immediate irony about this adaptation from cinema to stage...The resulting play feels more cinematic than its source...It’s bold, intelligent, funny, with a conceptual and technical swagger that is sometimes quite breathtaking...Such a sophisticated level of multimedia choreography on a stage is simply extraordinary...The result is thrilling, but also fuels the narrative...Cranston is a perfect fit for the role.” Full Review

The Arts Desk

"Lighting and sound come into play effectively for the characters’ climactic venture into a winter as cold as their hearts." Full Review

The Arts Desk

"If the play is guilty of trying too hard, and is a tad one-dimensional, it’s also fair to say that once it breaks through the clouds and we’ve taken our seat belts off, 'Jack Absolute Flies Again' does settle into a veritable hoot." Full Review

The Collaboration
Southwark
The Arts Desk

The leads are excellent, in challenging roles...As a whole, it’s entertaining when it might have been electrifying. Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

for a previous production "Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox are the men fighting over Zawe Ashton in the London revival of Harold Pinter's consummately structured love triangle." Full Review

Antigone (BAM)
Brooklyn
The Arts Desk

for a previous production "It’s elegantly staged, with a marvellous new translation by Anne Carson that crackles with canny colloquialism and insight, features one of the best, most robust Greek choruses I’ve encountered and makes the play feel almost shockingly relevant...At times, however, Binoche is too manic, too shouty, mincing her words, belying the clarity of the text. And then you feel the audience leaving her." Full Review