Category Archives: Plays

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde at The Orchard Theatre The current touring production of Jekyll and Hyde is David Edgar’s adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. It tells of the story of Dr Jekyll who undertakes an experiment which splits the darker side out from his normal self and gradually the dark side takes hold in the form of Mr Hyde. Intended to be

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Trust

Trust

Trust Trust is the brainchild of German playwright Faik Richter and translated by Maja Zade. It focuses of capitalism through the eyes of a relationship, or at least this is what the blurb tells me. I found ‘Trust’ utterly confusing and frequently unclear as to the point it was trying to hammer home. Whilst I understood the overarching theme that our

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A Passage To India

A Passage To India

A Passage To India at The Churchill Theatre: A Passage To India is an adaptation of the novel by E.M Forster. It is set in Imperial India and looks at the English and Indians living side by side. It tells of Mrs Moore, who befriends Aziz, both of whom, against many protestations believe that Indians and English can be friends.

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Julius Caesar at Bridge Theatre

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Julius Caesar at Bridge Theatre…..An Immersive Experience: I am not a Shakespeare lover. There you go I said it! Luckily the Bridge Theatre with Julius Caesar and the immersive experience managed to win over even a sceptic like me! William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar tells of Caesar’s return to Rome but the educated elite become worried by his rise in popularity.

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Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus

Dear Brutus at Southwark Playhouse. ‘The fault Dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves.’ This is the premise of J.M Barrie’s play, Dear Brutus, playing at the Southwark playhouse 100 years after it first opened at Wydndham’s Theatre. The play tells of a collection of seemingly random people invited to an odd gentleman named Lob’s house over

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The Ferryman

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The Ferryman The Ferryman is Jez Butterworths latest play to hit the West End. After a successful run at the Royal Court it is now playing at the Gielgud Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes The Ferryman takes you back to 1981 in Northern Ireland where the IRA is at the heart of its conflict. The show is set in the

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The Mentor

The Mentor

The Mentor at Vaudeville Theatre The Mentor is originally a German play by Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Christopher Hampton. It tells of young writer, Martin Wegner who is paired with the famed writer, Benjamin Rubin, through a mentoring scheme. Martin is thought to be the voice of his generation where as Benjamin’s great success was many years ago. As a

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Hir at the Bush Theatre

Hir

Hir at the Bush Theatre Let me start by explaining the title…..Hir is a gender neutral pronoun, used in place of him or her. With a title such as this the show is clearly going to deal with gender issues. To say that Hir does this is an understatement. Hir not only deals with gender issues from a transgender point

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William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company

Reduced Shakespeare Company

William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company at Wilton’s Music Hall. The Reduced Shakespeare Company are renown for making Shakespeare accessible to the masses and this show is no exception. The premise of ‘William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play’, is that the guys of the Reduced Shakespeare company have unearthed Shakespeare’s first manuscript. This happens

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