Home, I'm Darling

Home, I'm Darling

An exquisitely detailed design of a picture box façade-free house. A multitude of circle dresses that swoosh beautifully around Katherine Parkinson as she seemingly dances every step before you... 

Nine Night

Nine Night

There’s little to evoke more anxiety and dread than the phrase ‘Traditional Family Christmas’. Three words that used individually may suggest happiness, take on a whole new meaning with the memories that come when strung together... 

John

John

UK theatregoers may be playing catch-up when it comes to playwright Annie Baker. Whilst her first major work, Body Awareness, premiered off-Broadway at the David Mamet and William H Macy founded Atlantic Theatre Company almost a decade ago, it was only 2016's The Flick here at The National's Dorfman that seemed to get most of us talking... 

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

When the voice of Bryony Kimmings - writer and director of this piece and "performance artist by trade" - asks at the start "how could you make a show about illness and death without risking no one coming?", the cynical answer may be "easily, it's a worthy idea that's been done all over the Edinburgh Fringe for starters"... 

Sunset at the Villa Thalia

Sunset at the Villa Thalia

Calling the run-down Greek shack that acts as the entire setting of this play a 'Villa' and then naming it after Thalia (representing comedy as the Greek Goddess of Festivity), American Government Agent Harvey tells his new friend - British playwright Theo - that it should be his muse to "write something provocative, satirical and funny"... 

The Flick

The Flick

Over three hours into Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning comment on the everyday existence of the everyman, The Flick, one of the characters says that (his) “life may be depressing but there's some really good stuff in it”...