Review: Summer & Smoke, the Almeida

Published in The Independent on March 8, 2018

Patsy Ferran could probably stand on stage and read a bad undergraduate essay on Tennessee Williams and it’d sound like the most poignant thing you’ve ever heard. This young actor is a genuine marvel, as hilarious as she is heartbreaking. And as Alma in Williams’ rarely-performed 1948 play, she’s hit a real high note. Continue reading “Review: Summer & Smoke, the Almeida”

Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre

Published in What's on Stage on July 25, 2017

Tennessee Williams’ once rejected the idea of the “straight realistic play with its genuine Frigidaire and authentic ice cubes”. Here, director Benedict Andrews plonks a whole great sack of them at the front of the stage, next to four bottles of whisky. Continue reading “Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Apollo Theatre”