Till the Stars Come Down

Till the Stars Come Down

Before digital TV made it a thing, “watching on catch-up” used to mean spending your Sunday afternoon in front of the EastEnders omnibus. 

Infinite Life

Infinite Life

The human brain doesn’t allow us to remember pain. 

Dixon and Daughters

Dixon and Daughters

The National Theatre continues its support of new writing at the Dorfman with Dixon and Daughters: an emotional play dealing with the far-reaching effects of historic child abuse. 

Romeo and Julie

Romeo and Julie

You may assume a play with the title Romeo and Julie, that is billed as a “modern love story inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet”, would include elements recognisabl… 

Kerry Jackson

Kerry Jackson

Many years ago, I employed Fay Ripley to do a voiceover for a TV ad. 

Middle

Middle

In 2017, David Eldridge’s play Beginning dramatised an awkward conversation between two white, financially comfortable, urban-dwelling, adult Gen X-ers, caught in that time of em… 

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Playwright Ben Weatherill is right to call Jellyfish a love story. 

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other

It was only towards the very end of last year that it was announced – or rather whispered, hidden away as it was somewhere in the list of actors always included in the National T… 

Stories

Stories

“Racist comments don’t belong in a play about mothers and shit. 

The Prisoner

The Prisoner

Full disclosure. 

Home, I'm Darling

Home, I'm Darling

An exquisitely detailed design of a picture box façade-free house. 

Nine Night

Nine Night

There’s little to evoke more anxiety and dread than the phrase ‘Traditional Family Christmas’. 

John

John

UK theatregoers may be playing catch-up when it comes to playwright Annie Baker. 

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 wit… 

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), A… 

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 depr…