Tag Archives: state

The Haystack, Hampstead Theatre

With counter-terrorism an urgent concern – and specifically how best to find, track and use the data of suspected threats, without sacrificing our privacy and civil liberties – it’s excellent timing for a meaty drama about the surveillance state. And the … Continue reading

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The Trial, Young Vic

Judgement is inescapable in Richard Jones’s punishing version of Kafka’s novel. Miriam Buether’s striking design makes the audience a voyeuristic jury, ranged on benches in the queasily lit courtroom, with the accused toiling before us on a rolling travelator. It’s … Continue reading

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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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