4 out of 5 stars Bringing Harry Potter to the stage is an epic undertaking and I am happy to report that the staging and cast exceed expectations and have created an outstanding production. The magic is magical (there were more than a few moments when I could not work out how they had performed … Continue reading Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II at the Palace Theatre.
4 out of 5 stars I will say up front that I left the theatre utterly confused about what the point of the play was, thus I have only given it 4 stars overall. I had absolutely no problem understanding what was happening on the stage but what I couldn’t grasp was why I was … Continue reading Theatre Review: No Man’s Land at the Wyndham Theatre
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 … Continue reading Theatre Review: Not About Heroes – Trafalgar Studios
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 … Continue reading Theatre Review: A Farewell to Arms (adapted for stage by Imitating the Dog)
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 … Continue reading Theatre Review: Regeneration (adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright)
Summary from the War Horse website: War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, is a powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and magnificent artistry. South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company brings breathing, galloping, full-scale horses to life on the stage — their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather … Continue reading Theatre Review: War Horse