Ah, Wilderness! Young Vic – Not a Coming of Age Tragedy by Eugene O’neil

As a definite groupie of Eugene O’Neil, I was very much looking forward to the one and only humorous work written by the great American playwright and found that while I did enjoy the evening, I would most definitely not call this a comedy as it was a little short of laughs. Set in a […]

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 […]

My Night with Reg , Donmar Warehouse – Or Reg’s nights with all his friends

It’s been twenty years since My Night with Reg was first produced at the Royal Court Theatre but the drama remains touching and funny in equal measure. The play explores the lives of a group of gay men in the mid-80s as they navigated the early years of the AIDS epidemic. The men meet in Guy’s […]

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 […]