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Red Velvet Jan.25th, '16

I had seen the play in 2012, when it played at the Tricycle Theatre very off West End and I loved it then. The story of now almost forgotten Ira Aldridge, the first Othello of colour in London, who was run out of town after only two shows, and made it in the rest of the world was gripping and heartwrenching and Adrian Lester, calmly putting white make-up on to play Lear, was an image that rocked me to the core. 309 more words


Red Velvet (Garrick)

I have been seeing plays (quite a lot of them, in fact) but they have, by and large, been of such unremitting mediocrity that I have felt quite dispirited and not inclined to write a review. 404 more words