Tag Archives: Plays

Translations at The National Theatre

Translations

Translations – National Theatre By Brian Friel (Review by guest blogger Daniel Bennett) ‘What happens when a land is robbed of its language?’ This is the question National Theatre runs alongside its promotional material for the renowned Irish playwright Brian Friel’s Translations. It’s a fair question, but it is deceptively simple. It suggests the play deals with a single theme;

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Tartuffe

tartuffe

Tartuffe at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Guest reviewer Daniel Bennett attended the press night for Tartuffe, the latest play to hit the Theatre Royal Haymarket’s stage: Tartuffe is the latest revival to be fashionably inspired by a desire to make a statement about Trump’s America. Others of this ilk include the subtle commentaries on the current western political landscape offered

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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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2017 roundup

2017 Roundup – Best West End Musical….Hamilton There has been an insane amount of hype surrounding Hamilton and I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to it’s hype however I needn’t have worried and if I was able to give it 6 stars I would have. I was lucky enough to have secured tickets during previews and following seeing it

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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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2016 Roundup

2016 Roundup

With 2016 being the first full year of Musical Theatre Musings it is only proper that  I do a roundup of the year from my favourite shows and theatres to my own personal blog highlights. Thank you to all my readers and those that invite me to shows and I hope to see many more shows in 2017!! Best West

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