Home / Drama (page 2)

Drama

Glory – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Nick Ahad Director: Rod Dixon Designer: Eleanor Bull Fight Director/Choreographer: Kevin McCurdy Reviewer: Ron Simpson Jim Glory, a former wrestling star, owns a rundown gym, Glory’s Gym (Get the pun? There are plenty of those, both silly and serious). He needs money to pay the mortgage and keep the gym open and has the opportunity of entering one of ...

Read More »

The Tide Jetty – John Peel Centre, Stowmarket

Writer: Tony Ramsay Director: Scott Hurran Reviewer: Michael Gray Like all of Eastern Angles’ most successful productions, this story is firmly rooted in the region. It tells the timeless, tragic tale of two brothers, Tucky and Nathan, who spend an idyllic childhood on the banks of Breydon Water, where the Norfolk Broads meet the North Sea. Their constant companion is ...

Read More »

Edmond de Bergerac – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Alexis Michalik, translated by Jeremy Sams Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Dave Smith Most people know the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, probably the most celebrated play in the French language. Written in rhyming couplets, it’s about how the physically unappealing Cyrano (he has a very big nose) helps a friend’s love life by writing his romantic letters for him, ...

Read More »

SICK – Theatre Deli, Sheffield

Writer: Shey Hargreaves Director: Molly Naylor Reviewer: Brendan James SICK is a true personal account of a young graduate who embarks on their first job out of university. Something to pay the bills but will also engender a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of serving the greater good. Shey Hargreaves enters as a bright-eyed young optimist, intent on giving ...

Read More »

My White Best Friend – Bunker Theatre, London

Curator: Rachel De-Lahay Director: Milli Bhatia Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The project involves a host of seriously exciting performers, writing with verve and nerve, and a banging soundtrack - a lot to pack into a single night so it makes perfect sense to have it split through a full week of shows. Each performance is different - performers reading out letters ...

Read More »

Katy Dye: Baby Face – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs How is it that, in the enlightened 21stcentury, the infantilism of women still seems reasonably acceptable for our screens, billboards and catwalks? Is the idea of the little girl lost so embedded in our patriarchal society that we’ve forgotten to question it? Katy Dye hasn’t, and it’s the starting point forBaby Face, a short, punchy piece of ...

Read More »

Othello – Union Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor/Director: Phil Willmott Reviewer: David Guest The centenary of the infamous and shocking Amritsar Massacre in India is the springboard for the bold and imaginative reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Othello at the Union Theatre. Written at the beginning of the 17thCentury, the play has often been given contemporary styling to focus on the issues of race , tolerance and ...

Read More »

Wise Children – Storyhouse, Chester

Writer: Angela Carter Director: Emma Rice  Reviewer: Clare Howdon Emma Rice appears to have something of a love affair with Angela Carter. After directing Nights at the Circus in 2006, Rice’s adaptation of Carter’s seminal novel Wise Children (which is also coincidentally the name of her new theatre company) is currently doing the rounds in the UK, following a successful run at the Old ...

Read More »