The Nether, Royal Court Theatre – Not utopia after all

Jennifer Haley’s new play The Nether takes us into a very believable future world where most people live online.  In the Nether, students attend classes online, people tend virtual gardens (I assume because we have killed all vegetation) and some have even elected to live on life support to remain permanently connected to their avatar […]

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Happy Days, Young Vic – What matter, that’s what I always say, it will have been a happy day.

Samuel Becket‘s 1960s play is a mountain of a challenge for any actress to take on and it must be said that Juliet Stevenson, as Winnie, the impossibly ebullient housewife, embodies the role perfectly.  Reminiscent of the seaside though completely surrealistic, we encounter Winnie asleep, buried in the earth, up to her waist. Winnie follows […]

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