Emma Lee shares some observations about Christopher North’s latest collection
What both David Eldridge’s Holy Warriors at Shakespeare’s Globe and Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at the Chichester Festival Theatre share is the sense of works sprung richly from the imagination of their creators but ostensibly steeped in historical `fact’.
Plum Busby’s Sunday Lunch Extravaganza! Plum Busby, an eclectic hotch potch of Folk, Blues, Jazz, Calypso, Country, Music Hall and idiocy return and this time, with plum and apple jam!!
It’s been a long time coming but the RSC are finally waking up to the idea that perhaps over the past fifty odd years there has been a bit of a gender disparity in its stable of writers and directors.
The world famous Kirov Ballet, now reverting to the pre-Soviet name of The Mariinsky, is coming to London. Anna Karenina, which premièred in 2004 and has already been seen in London in 2011, is a stunningly cinematic interpretation of the famous Tolstoy novel choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, set to a disturbing score by renowned Soviet composer Rodion Shchedrin.
A First World Problem. Great title, an inversion of the usual glib, `third world’ moniker applied to anything outside the leading western and US economies! The problem as seen by Milly Thomas and director Holly Race Roughan is that of the education and development of some of the most elite girls in the Uk – the posh girls educated at Britain’s best.
The Miners’ Strike of 1984 split the country, from top to bottom. Chances are that Beth Steel’s Wonderland, tracing the lives of some of those involved may do the same.
You don’t have to be a climate change fanatic to see the point of Red Forest. But then again, you do have to applaud the very existence of Red Forest, coming as it does from the Belarus Free Theatre, a company whose founders and performers have had to run the gauntlet of political censorship(…)
This is something of a coup for the small Southwark Playhouse at Elephant and Castle. A European premiere of a widely praised work by Canadian, Hannah Moscovitch, East of Berlin was Moscovitch’s first full length play. Widely praised when it opened in Toronto in 2009, it’s since been revived across the country.
This exhibition includes examples of David Harker’s project Species of Trees and drawings, paintings and prints from his portfolio of landscape imagery.
When it comes to suffering for your art, there’s no one does it quite like Forced Entertainment. Nor reaches parts other theatre performances fail to touch.
Peter Brook, the sage and philosopher of Theatre. Gradually, he’s evolved from the precocious `enfant terrible’ to the Grand Old Man. Yet that description doesn’t quite fit him. Brook is like no other theatre director in the precision and simplicity towards which he is forever striving, what you might call the `zen’ moment.