The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy

One of the early factors that contributed to the massive success of the Lehman Brothers – the power they had in the US, their huge business growth and its eventual demise – was… 

Macbeth

Macbeth

There’s a moral sense of the inevitable in Macbeth. 

Network

Network

Here we have a play, based on a film, about television, with heavy use of video (live, recorded and even outside broadcasting), incorporating social media, onstage DJs and audie… 

Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George and the Dragon

For those who don’t know much about mid-20th century Russian literature – I’m sure there must be one or two – satirical playwright Evgeny Schwartz’s 1943 play, Drakon … 

Oslo

Oslo

The challenge with any dramatisation of an historic moment is in trying to appeal to the people for whom the event just ‘rings a bell’ right up to those whose lives were dire… 

Follies

Follies

British audiences have had to wait a long time to finally figure out what Sondheim’s backstage musical Follies is. 

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes

Let’s get something out of the way - Olivia Colman is darn good at this acting malarkey isn’t she? It might actually even be illegal to use her name without the prefix ‘Natio… 

Common

Common

Within the first five or so minutes of Common, a large chorus of people wearing shrubs, trees and animal heads over their faces chant menacingly, a woman in her fineries introduc… 

Consent

Consent

Decouple any romantic notion of sex as being the physical demonstration of love and what is it other than just an act to satiate a desire for power, ownership, closeness, or to m… 

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

There must be little more that can raise the spirits of young or old than the idea of flying free through the skies. 

Amadeus

Amadeus

“Why is Opera important? Because it’s real-er than any play”. 

The Red Barn

The Red Barn

If you think The Red Barn will be a nice relaxing audience experience think again and then have another think. 

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Combining the bawdy naughtiness of St Trinian’s, the desire to escape sobriety, language and depiction of true Scottishness of Trainspotting, with beautiful choral harmonies and … 

Young Chekhov: Three-play day

Young Chekhov: Three-play day

Spending a full day (11 hours from first curtain up to last curtain call) watching three of Chekhov’s early plays (hence the ‘Young’ of the title) may not sound like the most fun… 

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

With its clipped accents, simmering tension, undulating music and themes of mental anguish and sexual tension, Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea is quintessentially old-school… 

The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

A common preconception of Brecht’s work is that his political views, his ‘anti-theatre’ style and the didactic tag that precedes any conversation about it, creates theatre that s… 

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a highly entertaining, song-packed show with plenty of heart. 

The Suicide

The Suicide

Russian playwright Nikolai Erdman’s original script for The Suicide was seen as such a strong satirical attack on the Communist Russian Government that it was branded ‘dangero… 

Cleansed

Cleansed

Sarah Kane’s Cleansed is a provocative, invasive and deeply discomforting piece of theatre, one that dazzles and disgusts in equal measure. 

Waste

Waste

We find the notion of the waste of anything in life shameful, if not sinful – removing, as it does, any idea of success or achievement by focusing instead on what could or shou… 

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

It was 1958 that saw Sharagh Delaney’s first play hit the stage, and it isn’t hard to imagine how totally stupefied the contemporary audience must have been.