Tag Archives: religion

BWW Interview: Dr Daniel Sokol

The medical ethicist discusses his consultation on Robert Icke’s The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre. Read my full interview here Advertisements

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The Doctor, Almeida Theatre

Robert Icke, an associate director at the Almeida for the past six years, bids farewell in typically bold and epic fashion with his latest contemporary update. Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, which premiered in 1912, has been skilfully reconfigured as an interrogation of … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Superstar, Barbican

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1970 musical had a heavenly resurrection at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre three years ago, with an encore run the following summer. It’s soon heading off on a US tour, but first there’s another chance for British … Continue reading

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Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory

There’s a welcome alternative to panto hijinks in this gem of a Trevor Nunn musical revival – more attuned to the biting hardships of winter, and to the elegiac aspect of change, than to festive jollies. Which is not to say that there … Continue reading

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Holy Sh!t, Kiln Theatre

It’s all change at the Kiln (was Tricycle) Theatre, with a £5.5 million redevelopment resulting in a bright, light, spacious and welcoming new building – complete with a more obvious street presence, comfortable café/bar area, plentiful ladies’ loos, and a … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Lucie Shorthouse

The actress discusses new hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Brash but glib puppet tale

Move over, Avenue Q: there’s a new puppet in town. Flame-haired, foul-mouthed Tyrone, star of Robert Askins’ semi-autobiographical farce, is a nightmarish creation, but a necessary release for cowed Texas teen Jason, struggling with the death of his father. Mother … Continue reading

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‘Good theatre should be provocative’

Hand to God actress Jemima Rooper talks puppetry, repression and blind casting. Read my full Ham & High interview here

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Hand to God, Vaudeville Theatre

There will be blood. And expletives. And puppet sex that makes Avenue Q look positively monastic. But perhaps most shocking of all is that beneath the eye-wateringly explicit surface of Robert Askins’ provocative farce, which began life Off-Off-Broadway in 2011, lies … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hole, Hampstead Theatre

The death of a child is an unnatural loss. There’s no reassurance that the departed lived a full life, rather the jagged edge of one cut short. In the case of Becca and Howie, it’s also nonsensical: their perfectly healthy … Continue reading

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