Little Revolution, Almeida Theatre – Race, Riots, Police and Tea.

When the first actor on stage claims that she is the playwright, I had to check my programme to make sure this wasn’t an actor portraying the writer. But, it wasn’t. In this new play by Alecky Bkythe, Alecky Blythe plays ALecky Blythe. And not only has she written another successful stage play (after her […]

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Medea, National theatre – Or when revenge is anything but sweet

Medea which combines both filicide and fratricide is not for the faint hearted. In this production of Euripides’ play, Helen McCrory is the spurned wife who will go to extreme lengths to avenge herself. Ben Power’s adaptation is set in today’s Greece and the dialogue is both precise and extremely moving. The play begins with […]

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