Nine Night / Trafalgar Studios

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Nine Night programme

Natasha Gordon’s superb Nine Night, on at Trafalgar Studios, is the first play by a black British female playwright to be produced in London’s West End. The first. Ever. It’s 2019, in case you forgot. About a fifth into the twenty first century. Theatre bigwigs constantly say that diversifying voices is a priority so it’s depressing to hear this. Especially when David Hare has his eight millionth play on…  Continue reading “Nine Night / Trafalgar Studios”

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Nine Night / Trafalgar Studios

Uncle Vanya / Hampstead Theatre

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Uncle Vanya programme

This new version of Uncle Vanya at Hampstead Theatre was much funnier than expected, with director and adaptor Terry Johnson dialling up the humour and bringing a contemporary flavour to the dialogue. I’m pretty sure Anton Chekhov’s original production didn’t have Vanya petulantly snapping “Whatever!” like a stroppy teen… Continue reading “Uncle Vanya / Hampstead Theatre”

Uncle Vanya / Hampstead Theatre

Throwback to January 2018

img_5955It’s not just Jodie Whittaker who can time travel, you know! Journey with me now to January 2018 for a spin around the seven plays I saw that month… Continue reading “Throwback to January 2018”

Throwback to January 2018