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Maybe because of being (presumably) written in lockdown, it’s bursting with energy. The individuals are excellent – Lawrence’s heartbreaking reveal of Midnight’s childhood trauma is a standout – but the collective is what’s powerful, here. Full Review
Some of the elements don’t quite pull together...But Holmes’ production is so full of infectious joy that the idiosyncrasies are easy to forgive. But Holmes’ production is so full of infectious joy that the idiosyncrasies are easy to forgive. Full Review
There just isn’t enough there, with ANNA X...The graphic design – the brightly-striped faces of Corrin and her co-star, Nabhaan Rizwan, on a dark background – is impeccable. Joseph Charlton’s writing, not so much. Full Review
Constellations gives the feeling of an acting exercise where you’re thrown a line and told to deliver it as many different ways as you can...the play provides multiple answers to the same question: what happens when two people meet? Full Review
Rice’s anarchic adaptation preserves that feral quality, with the Moor itself telling the doomed love story of Cathy (Lucy McCormick) and Heathcliff (Ash Hunter), but doesn’t do enough to keep up its energy. Full Review
No other production I’ve seen has captured the experience of childhood, the terror and the beauty – not what actually happened, but what it felt like (which is also what adaptation is about). Full Review
All four are strong, but Karim (the lone newcomer to the cast) takes the production to new heights. His bombastic Bashir is likeable to the end – which makes him a great foil for Nick, who just doesn’t tug on the heartstrings in the same way. Full Review
The trouble is that Last Easter is about Theatre People, who, ironically, do not make good theatre subjects. Even if we leave aside the navel-gazing aspect of actors playing actors and playwrights writing plays about plays, it’s just irritating. Full Review