Published in the i March 13, 2019
The end of Jamie Lloyd’s season of Pinter plays comes crowned in stars: Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox perform Pinter’s 1978 play. It’s eye-catching casting, and they deliver in Lloyd’s diamond-sharp production.
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Take a classic Elizabethan play about a man who sells his soul to the devil, give it a modern-day twist as a satire on celebrity, and cast a pretty actor who shot to global fame in Game of Thrones. Seems like another smart idea by director Jamie Lloyd, who has form when it comes to hip stagings of classics with canny casting. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Faustus, Duke of York’s”
Eye-catching casting and director Jamie Lloyd’s typically precision-honed visual style don’t quite prove enough to bring to life this modern production of Jean Genet’s 1947 play The Maids. Continue reading “Review: The Maids, Trafalgar Studios”
This is as much a birthday party as a homecoming: Harold Pinter’s play premiered in London 50 years ago. Jamie Lloyd’s production proves that, unlike many texts that become revered modern classics, half a century on The Homecoming has lost none of its power to shock. Continue reading “Review: The Homecoming, Trafalgar Studios”