The Old Vic’s new musical depicts fallible women – rather than one-dimensional feminist heroines.
The former is oddly depoliticised, while the latter wants to make political points, but never quite lands them.
My three rules for criticism: Is it true? Does it need to be said? And would I say it to their face?
How watching the Rocky Horror shadowcast made me rethink a dramatization of Norman Mailer’s The Town Hall Affair.
It’s an astonishing play; if only the production weren’t turned up to 11 throughout.
In this play, rape matters only for how it affects the plot – not the victim.
This tale of the “coughing major” is a nostalgic romp through the rise of reality television.
If you intend to see Girls & Boys, don’t read this review.
The production will inevitably be compared to Hytner’s 2003 Iraq War-inflected Henry V; but Trump allusions here are more restrained.
Any sense of danger under the frills and frocks has been lost in this production.
Bryan Cranston stuns in Ivo van Hove’s dazzling theatre update of the 1976 film.