“Set in an ‘institution’ of some description with ‘patients’ referred to only by a series of numbers, The Hothouse is certainly not one of Pinter’s best known plays…”
Graham Greene’s classic comedic novel tells the story of dahlia-tending, former bank manager Henry Pulling, who is...
Supposedly inspired by a couple he knew (a likely story), the English playwright Peter Nichols’ Passion Play...
Merrily We Roll Along does, in fact, roll backwards. But that is the mighty genius of the show, which is currently at...
23rd April marked Shakespeare’s 449th birthday, and this anniversary seemed a good opportunity to revisit Stratford, where I hadn’t been since the grand reopening of the RSC’s main theatre in 2011, and saw a very fine staging of Merchant of Venice. This time, we were back for a new production [...]Read more ›
“The cold wind howled through the delightfully mismatched set up of the pub, and as the characters debated the wind direction outside, more and more of the audience gathered their coats to use as blankets.”Read more ›
“I am in a garage in Hoxton on a Tuesday night. On the walls I can see my name scrawled in white chalk alongside other names which have been crossed out. A mound of burnt-out matches lies on the floor, and cowering next to my feet is a bedraggled man shining a torch in his face.”Read more ›