Theatre

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Berberian Sound Studio

Berberian Sound Studio was a very fine 2012 horror film made by Peter Strickland. Set in the seventies, Toby Jones starred as Gilderoy, a...

Theatre

Network

The 1976 Paddy Chayefsky film is something of a classic with Peter Finch’s network news anchor Howard Beale essentially having a...

Theatre

Nell Gwynn

Sitting down at the Apollo with a few friends, I realised that I didn’t know a whole lot about Nell Gwynn. I knew vaguely that...

Audio, Theatre

The Encounter

The Encounter is a tour de force piece from actor, writer and director Simon McBurney and the Complicite theatre company. I confess that I...

Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire

The corner of Royal and Desire in New Orleans. There really was a streetcar that ran along Desire… It seems that this has been one of...

Theatre

Medea

Medea at the National is a superb new production of Euripes’ classic tale – first performed in 431 BC. Medea (Helen McCrory)...

Theatre

Great Britain

Here’s something a little unusual – a play that was written and rehearsed in secrecy, only being revealed at the culmination of...

Theatre

Breaking The Code

Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitmore dates from 1986, but I’d only previously seen the 1996 TV adaptation starring Derek Jacobi which...

Radio, Theatre

The Permanent Way

After I recently saw The Power of Yes, it became apparent that this was not the first production that David Hare had produced in this way....

Theatre

The Power of Yes

David Hare is an angry playwright, and rightly so. The Power of Yes is his attempt to make sense of the financial crisis, and rather than a...