Tag Archives: greece

The Thread, Sadler’s Wells Online

The latest Sadler’s Wells digital offering is 2019’s The Thread, a luminous collaboration between choreographer Russell Maliphant and Oscar-winning composer Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner) for the Athens-based production company Lavris. It’s a striking, contemporary take on Greek folk dance and classical mythology, with a series of … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! The Party, The O2

ABBA mania shows no signs of abating. Following the Mamma Mia! stage musical and two movies, here we go again with Mamma Mia! The Party – a hybrid musical theatre/dinner/nightclub experience. London is the first place outside of Sweden to host it, with plans … Continue reading

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Father Comes Home From The Wars, Royal Court

The current racial crisis in America might seem too urgent, too horrific, for us to be constantly seeking historical stories, but Suzan-Lori Parks’s play cycle makes a vividly articulate case for the long thread running from 19th-century slavery to 2016 debate … Continue reading

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Labyrinth, Hampstead Theatre

Beth Steel, who scored at hit at the Hampstead in 2014 with a play about the 1980s miners’ strike, has dipped back into history to create one with sickening relevance to the current financial crisis. It’s 1978, and Wall Street … Continue reading

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Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre

A new play about Greek political turmoil should feel thoroughly topical, but Alexi Kaye Campbell both illuminates and regrettably sidesteps the current European crisis by setting his in the mid 20th century. Part morality tale, part history lesson and part … Continue reading

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Ralph Fiennes’s Richard III Leads June’s Top 10 New London Shows

From starry Shakespeare and Rattigan productions to big musicals and resonant new plays. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Moody and modern Greek tragedy lacks emotional core

The triumph of director Ivo van Hove’s revolutionary A View from the Bridge raised expectations sky-high for its successor: Sophocles’ enduring tragedy, starring French luminary Juliette Binoche. Yet this Antigone is frustratingly less than the sum of its illustrious parts. Read my full Islington Gazette review here

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