Review added of the Box Clever production of Romeo and Juliet. (SEE LINK) This athletic and inventive mix of Shakespeare lines and modern English, played by a cast of three plus a sound mixer on stage was inventive and energetic. It’s 60 minutes long. Highly recommended.
Review of the National Theatre production of Shelagh Delaney’s 1958 play A Taste of Honey added.
Review of King Lear with Simon Russell-Beale as Lear, National Theatre, directed by Sam Mendes linked here. We were surprised to find that this was not our favourite Lear this year!
Somewhat late on in its theatrical run, a film review of The Railway Man (LINKED) with Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine. The film did poorly with the critics, and is better than the reviews suggested, but while thought-provoking and moral, is nevertheless not “entertaining” in the sense of action, romance, or even drama.
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Fortune’s Fool at The Old Vic is a must-see. This review was wrongly linked yesterday, but is correct now.
Review of The Duchess of Malfi, (LINKED HERE) opening the recreated Jacobean theatre at The Globe, Sam Wanamaker’s Playhouse. Historically fascinating, theatrically lackluster.