Laura De Lisle

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Reviews (13)
The Arts Desk

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

The Arts Desk

for a previous production In The Wife of Willesden, [Zadie Smith's] debut play, a modern version of one of the Canterbury Tales, Smith’s talent for mixing high and low is at full power. Full Review

The Arts Desk

It’s verbatim theatre, but it leaves you speechless...It feels like we’re witnessing the Inquiry as it happened. At times, it’s painful to watch, and rightly so. Full Review

The Arts Desk

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

Anna X
West End
The Arts Desk

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

The Arts Desk

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

The Rubenstein Kiss
Elephant and Castle
The Arts Desk

Slick spy drama doesn't quite come together. Excellent performances aren't enough to cover the holes in this fictionalised account of the Rosenbergs.' Full Review

The Arts Desk

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

The Arts Desk

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

Rice
Richmond
The Arts Desk

This is the first time Lee’s work has been produced in the UK, but her sharp humour’s survived the trip from the other side of the globe intact. Full Review

The Arts Desk

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

Last Easter
Richmond
The Arts Desk

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

The Arts Desk

Nicholas Hytner makes the familiar gloriously strange in this slippery, sumptuous show Full Review