Wolf Hall, RSC – A worthy staging of Mantel’s much acclaimed novel

It is inevitable that an adaptation to the stage of a 672 page novel will leave out many details and nuances and such is the case in Wolf Hall, the first instalment of Hilary Mantel‘s prize-winning books which tries to rehabilitate Thomas Cromwell after nearly 500 years as one of England’s favourite villain.  Mike Poulton […]

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A View from the Bridge, Young Vic – A powerful revival of Miller’s classic where lust and betrayal lead to destruction.

This production of A View from the Bridge comes from the Belgian experimental director Ivo Van Hove and what a difference this makes.  In this pared down production, Arthur Miller‘s tragedy is played on an almost boxing-ring like set with no allowance for time and place.  This is the story of the Brooklyn longshoreman, Eddie Carbone […]

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Privacy, Donmar Warehouse – I’m watching you! Yes, you!

What is privacy in an age where we advertise our lives online to anyone and sundry? You might think that this does not concern you. After all, you’re no terrorist and (like my companion) you might not even have a Facebook account. But, if privacy means that you are not observed or disturbed by other […]

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