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May 7th, 2016 - Much Ado About Nothing (2011)

Play: Much Ado About Nothing

Setting: Period

Year Produced: 2011

Eve Best – Beatrice

Charles Edwards – Benedick

Ony Uhiara – Hero

Phil Cumbus – Claudio… 1,096 more words

Play:much Ado About Nothing


Featuring a ruinous affair and political intrigue, director Roger Michell’s revival of Waste at the Lyttelton Theatre promised to be a stimulating evening. However, this austere production, although elegantly staged and featuring fine performances, never really ignited, remaining elusively chilly despite its tragic events. 465 more words

Tender and tragic story of Werther by Elīna Garanča and Piotr Beczala in Paris. Opera National de Paris, January 23rd, 2016

It seems like this season for me is unconsciously dominated by French opera, thus choice to see another Werther came easy after live stream with Elīna Garanča and Marcelo Alvarez from Vienna . 668 more words


Review – Waste, National Theatre at the Lyttelton, 30th December 2015

The final instalment of our post-Christmas London Theatre Splurge was to see Waste at the Lyttelton, written by Harley Granville Barker in 1907. It was refused a licence by the Lord Chamberlain, was subsequently revised in 1927, and finally staged in a public theatre in 1936. 1,146 more words

Chris Sparkle

Waste (National Theatre) Review

Sex, scandal, politics – no it’s not a Tory convention, it’s the National Theatre’s revival of Harley Granville Barker’s Waste.

Originally written in 1907, then reworked in the 20s, … 408 more words


Review: Waste, National Theatre

*Originally written for A Younger Theatre*

Perhaps the only truly relevant aspect of Waste, at the National Theatre, is that the white upper classes deal with the country’s politics, and avert their private lives away from public scandal. 558 more words

Theatre Review

Waste: a political tragedy at the National Theatre

Sex, sleaze, suicide – today’s trailer is brought to you by the letter ‘S’.

Harley Granville Barker‘s play Waste is one of those classic ‘banned’ plays with the allure of controversial mystique. 97 more words