I reviewed W. Sydney Robinson’s biography of Ronald Harwood for the TLS – take a look here.
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.
I interviewed Sir Nicholas Hytner for a piece for the New York Times on the opening of his new Bridge Theatre, Young Marx, and why new writing needn’t be worthy. See the full piece here.
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore”: the rallying cry from Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film about Howard Beale, a news anchor who loses it on-air, has become a much-quoted meme, as the film seems only more prophetic with each passing year. Continue reading “Review: Network, National Theatre”
So this is what happens when the manic pixie dream girl grows up: she’s just as annoying as she ever was. Continue reading “Review: Heisenberg, Wyndham’s”
It’s a welcome return for David Greig’s family musical version of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax. First seen in 2015, it’s back at the Old Vic, before touring North America. Continue reading “Review: The Lorax, Old Vic”
Why was the red rose chosen by Labour as its new symbol during rebranding in the Nineties? “Because it looks pretty but is full of pricks,” quips party faithful Jean, in a play that sugars its analysis of the internal struggles of the Labour Party with an extremely high gag rate. Continue reading “Review: Labour of Love, Noel Coward Theatre”
I wrote a piece for The New York Times on the RSC’s costume sale. Link here for 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. Continue reading “Sam Steiner on Kanye the First: Why I cast a white woman as the rapper”
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. Continue reading “Chipo Chung: I had to go round the houses to get into theatre”