Tag Archives: Nicholas Wright

The Slaves of Solitude, Hampstead Theatre

We’re back in the world of ration books, blackouts and spam fritters, as Nicholas Wright delves into the home front via his adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s 1947 novel. Though there’s a certain period chintz about Jonathan Kent’s production, darker undercurrents make this a more … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Fenella Woolgar

The actress discusses The Slaves of Solitude, the stage adaptation of Patrick Hamilton’s novel, at Hampstead Theatre. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco, Gate Theatre

The quest for liberation is popular dramatic terrain, but the Gate Theatre’s “Freedom Burning” season shifts focus to the aftermath. What do you do when the fight is over, and how can you be sure the sacrifice was worthwhile? It’s … Continue reading

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Not About Heroes, Trafalgar Studios

This time of remembrance has inspired a fascinating theatrical skirmish. In one corner, Nicholas Wright’s 2014 Regeneration, an adaptation of Pat Barker’s trilogy; in the other, Stephen MacDonald’s 1982 two-hander Not About Heroes. Both plays, currently touring, concern the pivotal … Continue reading

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Regeneration, Richmond Theatre

The intellectually rigorous artistic response to the anniversary of the First World War continues with Nicholas Wright’s economical adaptation of Pat Barker’s acclaimed 1990s literary trilogy, which arrives at Richmond Theatre following a national tour. Regeneration and its sequels are … Continue reading

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Thought-provoking encounter with a killer

Are those who commit atrocities inhuman? It’s reassuring to put distance between ourselves and these ‘monsters’, but no such comfort in Nicholas Wright’s riveting, must-see A Human Being Died That Night at the Hampstead. Evil has a name, and a face, … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the devil

Following a slew of political dramas that look to the past or murky present, Anders Lustgarten has taken an intriguing approach by examining a possible future in his latest work, although – audiences be warned – it is a piece … Continue reading

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Northern lights

It’s official: the north is the place to be. Under the exemplary artistic directorship of Edward Hall, London’s Hampstead Theatre is packing in the audiences while enjoying what could best be described as a dream run. Sold-out shows and West … Continue reading

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