Tag Archives: adaptation

Bel Powley on Everything I Know About Love

The actress discusses the BBC’s adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s hit memoir. Read my full Telegraph interview here

Posted in Film, Journalism, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conversations with Friends review

Sally Rooney’s ménage à quatre is more than a match for Normal People. Read my full Telegraph review here

Posted in Journalism, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

James McArdle: ‘Boris Johnson missed the point of Macbeth’

The actor chats the Scottish play and the BBC’s Life After Life. Read my full The i Paper interview here

Posted in Fiction, Journalism, Theatre, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage, Bridge Theatre

Phillip Pullman’s tricky prequel struggles to find magic. Read my full London Theatre review here

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What A Carve Up!, Online

Jonathan Coe’s satirical thriller has been inventively adapted in this joint digital project between three theatres: The Barn, Lawrence Batley and New Wolsey. Presented as a Netflix true crime doc-meets-YouTube conspiracy, it’s a gripping watch. Read my full The i Paper review … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sleepless, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Originally due to premiere back in March, Sleepless – a musical version of the winning 1993 movie Sleepless in Seattle – now acts as a test case for the return of fully staged but socially distanced indoor theatre, AKA Stage 4 of the Government’s “roadmap”. Though a … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Treasure Island, National Theatre at Home

Swaggering pirates, X marks the spot, a chattering parrot, “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum”? All present and correct. But Bryony Lavery’s winning 2014 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson for the National, directed by Polly Findlay, also features key updates and wonderfully creative ideas, plus … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jane Eyre, National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre’s online broadcasts got off to a storming start with One Man, Two Guvnors – watched by over 2.5 million people, either on the night or in the week since its live streaming, and raising around £66,000 in donations. Let’s hope … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre

It’s been 15 years since Cameron Mackintosh’s stage musical version of P. L. Travers’ Mary Poppins made its West End debut. Now, the magical nanny returns to the Prince Edward Theatre, with Zizi Strallen (who also headlined the UK tour) succeeding her sister Scarlett in the … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Watsons, Menier Chocolate Factory

Laura Wade isn’t the first to tackle Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, abandoned in 1805, but she is the only one so far to write herself, the struggling adaptor, into the text. This witty, ingenious and surprisingly philosophical play, which premiered … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment