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Clarence Darrow

As a general rule, I am not much of a gusher. At times though, I am reduced to a quivering blubber of awe-struck mess.

There is little I can say about Kevin Spacey as Clarence Darrow which has not been said before – a performance for the ages, cementing Spacey’s reputation as being one of the finest of all time, a one-man tour de force and all. 251 more words


Mini-review - Tree - Daniel Kitson at the Old Vic

After three weeks without theater and a week with a truly dispiriting run of shows, I felt actively nervous heading into Tree at the Old Vic… 557 more words

Electra (20/12/14)

Although I have seen productions of Ancient Greek tragedy before they have often felt formal and detached from our society due to the strict constraints of the form. 471 more words


Electra-The Old Vic

For the punters of the front rows, there is spittle on the faces and sand in between the toes. A sparse, Spartan colourlessness washes over the simple stage set, enclosed by the audience on all sides. 683 more words

Stage Review

Classicists watch ‘must-see’ play Electra

Last Wednesday, 22 sixth form classicists had the pleasure of watching Sophocles’ Electra, showing at the Old Vic in London. Frank McGuinness’ version of this age old tragedy has been showered with critical acclaim, with both the Daily Telegraph and The Independent offering up five star reviews of the well renowned Kristin Scott Thomas and Olivier Award winning actor Jack Lowden.  185 more words


Electra review (The Old Vic, Lambeth)

Trans. Frank McGuinness
Dir. Ian Rickson
The Old Vic
22nd September to 20th December 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas’s Electra is a prisoner in her own home, whom years of abuse have left sunken-eyed, thin, and nervous. 645 more words