I did an interview with Denise Gough, about taking People Places and Things and Angels in America, for The New York Times. Link to full profile here.
She is known as ‘the most painted woman in the world’: around 225 artists have captured the captivating likeness of Suzy Solidor, including Tamara de Lempicka, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon, and Man Ray.
It’s a welcome return for David Greig’s family musical version of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax. An environmental, anti-capitalist fable delivered in surreal Seussian rhymes could sound a chore – but Greig’s handling manages to be both cartoon-bright and subtly shaded.
a play that sugars its analysis of the internal struggles of the Labour Party with an extremely high gag rate.
I wrote a piece for The New York Times on the RSC’s costume sale. Link in here to the article.
What if you woke up one day in the body of Kanye West? That’s the attention-grabbing idea behind Sam Steiner’s play, Kanye the First.
When Chipo Chung last saw Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, she didn’t understand it. Now, she’s about to play the queen herself at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s the first time the company has staged the tragedy.
You hear a lot about the ‘transformative’ power of theatre, but for Thomas McCrudden, a 46-year-old ex-convict, that’s no woolly statement – it’s a brutal truth.
It’s midnight, and I’m lying on a massage table on stage in front of a room full of people. I’m gripping a cucumber between my thighs, which a tall Australian man is demonstrating his hand-job technique on. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Edinburgh Fringe.
What’s the noise you keep hearing while watching Irvine Welsh’s play? Laughter? Not so much. It’s more likely the terrible creaking of a woefully old-fashioned script, co-written with Dean Cavanagh.