Tag Archives: romcom

Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndham’s Theatre

For the premiere work of new company Elliott & Harper Productions, director Marianne Elliott got the Curious Incident band back together, from playwright Simon Stephens to her acclaimed creative team. But it’s in service of a much more intimate piece that – while strikingly staged … Continue reading

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The End of Longing, Playhouse Theatre

Jack is an alcoholic. Stephanie is a whore. Joseph is stupid. Stevie is a broody neurotic. These identifiers are proudly proclaimed in the first minute of Matthew Perry’s debut play, but if you weren’t paying attention, fear not: they will … Continue reading

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Love and physics in a parallel universe

Ever wonder what might have happened if you’d made a different decision? Nick Payne’s ingenious 70-minute play, which has been on tour and to Broadway since its 2012 Royal Court premiere, uses theoretical physics to explore our fascination with the … Continue reading

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Constellations, Trafalgar Studios

Life, the universe and everything… in 70 minutes. You certainly can’t fault Nick Payne’s ambition, nor help but admire the dazzling inventiveness of his theoretical physics romcom with a side helping of artisanal beekeeping. Read my full theartsdesk review here

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Lost in translation

Thirty years ago, Andy Warhol gathered together 300,000 disparate possessions in cardboard boxes, creating a makeshift time capsule for the edification of future generations. There is another time capsule of sorts playing at Richmond Theatre, where John Godber’s revival of … Continue reading

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Now you see me

“Love is whatever you feel it to be,” declares Jonah, one half of an unlikely pair of paramours in Phil Porter’s quirky anti-romcom Blink, currently playing at the Soho Theatre. Jonah and the object of his affection, Sophie, certainly challenge conventional … Continue reading

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