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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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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