WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 4 – Representation of WWI on stage and screen

This month I have seen five different theatre productions set during the action of the war (four of which I have reviewed, one of which was a repeat visit): Regeneration (adapted for stage by Nicolas Wright, at the Wolverhampton Grand) Private Peaceful (National Youth Theatre) War Horse (National Theatre) A Farewell to Arms (adapted for … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 4 – Representation of WWI on stage and screen

Words from the Week

Firstly, if I could manage to talk about the Ferguson decision and my feelings towards those people in positions of power who have willingly perverted the course of justice to protect a murderer and hide institutionalised racism without resorting to streams of four letter words and incoherent raging, I would. As it is, I send … More Words from the Week

Theatre Review: Not About Heroes – Trafalgar Studios

This is going to be an extremely short review but one I want to share nevertheless, because this has to be my favourite WWI theatre experience this year, with Regeneration coming a close second. If you were looking for a link between the two, you wouldn’t have to look far, as they both involve Siegfried … More Theatre Review: Not About Heroes – Trafalgar Studios

Theatre Review: A Farewell to Arms (adapted for stage by Imitating the Dog)

I should say upfront that I am not a fan of Hemingway’s prose and read “A Farewell to Arms” simply because it offered another viewpoint on WWI from someone who had served and is often mentioned when WWI fiction is discussed. If you haven’t read the book, this is the blurb on the back of … More Theatre Review: A Farewell to Arms (adapted for stage by Imitating the Dog)

Words from the Week

Well, there seems to have been an awful lot happening but I don’t have much to show for it. I wrote and posted last Thursday’s instalment on a train on my way to spend the weekend in London. That particular journey is an annual pilgrimage to attend the service at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, … More Words from the Week

Theatre Review: Regeneration (adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright)

It seemed somewhat appropriate, on the 96th anniversary of Wilfred Owens death, to see a play that charted the last few years of his life. So last night I headed to the Wolverhampton Grand to see the dramatisation of Pat Barker’s Regeneration trilogy, adapted for stage by Nicholas Wright. For those of you who have … More Theatre Review: Regeneration (adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright)