Dzifa Benson

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Reviews (13)
The Telegraph (UK)

"'Chasing Hares' is a convivial and enlightening night at the theatre despite its heartbreaking conclusion." Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

Casting Bea Segura, a Spanish actor in the role [of Catherine of Aragon] further renders the historical woman more real to us now. All the profound, well-wrought speeches are an actor’s dream. Henry VIII [is] a very clever, funny and absorbing two and a half hours of pure theatre magic. Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

[Day's] writing is excellent and in performance, her comic timing is spot-on. The play flounders a bit because the plotting of the story doesn’t feel like it has been teased out properly. Nevertheless, it’s a welcome addition ... to a theatre industry that is supporting young women’s voices Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

Having sat politely until the denouement on Redemption Song, the audience spontaneously jumped to its feet to dance in the aisles. A rousing, absorbing two hours-plus of joyful theatre that reanimates Marley’s genius. Full Review

Oleanna
West End
The Telegraph (UK)

In Bailey’s confident hands, 'Oleanna' is something of a Trojan horse. The billing might shout “sexual harassment”, but it’s the dismantling of the edifice of patriarchal intellectual assumptions that really packs its punch. Full Review

Extinct
Stratford
The Telegraph (UK)

There is a significant contribution that theatre can contribute to the discourse on climate change, but De Angelis’s brand of theatre-as-activism, in this specific instance, is unlikely to convert people and make them feel galvanised to act. Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

Lee-Jones is astonishingly adept at using coruscating humour to leaven her sombre themes...The ingenious aspect of this play is how Lee-Jones’s script and Milli Bhatia’s direction collapse the difference between the Twittersphere and Cleo’s real domestic life. Full Review

King Lear (London)
Southwark
The Telegraph (UK)

It’s [Hunter's] prodigiously powerful stage presence, masculine body language and stentorian voice ... that anchors this rendition ... Even so, the production that has been built around her is ... unfortunately patchy and thematically rudderless. Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

It’s an all female cast – note the plural “Marys”, an allusion to black nurses, mother/daughter relationships and the nature of care-giving – anchored by the utterly fantastic performance of Kayla Meikle playing Mary Seacole...Despite the frustratingly opaque storytelling, Marys Seacole is really worth a look. Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

This play ... is riveting, revolting and exhilarating as it traverses the push and pull between the sacred and the profane. Hanly’s superbly surefooted script and finely tuned performance does stumble a bit ... But it’s a minor quibble ... [it's] a short, sharp shock of essential theatre. Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

Its ambitious scope of ideas ensures that the play is funny, challenging, audacious and profoundly unsettling. Three hours seldom passed so quickly. Full Review

The Telegraph (UK)

[The Invisible Hand] really is edge-of-your-seat theatre that had me pondering the maxim ‘power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely’. Full Review

J'Ouvert
West End
The Telegraph (UK)

The real [Notting Hill] Carnival was last week cancelled for the second year in a row; J’Ouvert may be the closest we get to its exuberance this year. Full Review