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Summer and Smoke: Almeida Theatre

(seen at the afternoon performance on 10th March 2018).

In a play concerned with religion and conformity, the Tom Scutt design of simple circular wooden floor, half enclosed by a raised step containing nine upright pianos is a masterpiece. 483 more words

Thoughts On: Summer & Smoke, Almeida Theatre

Summer & Smoke is one of Tennessee Williams’ less well-known plays, and when my housemate said she wanted to see this production, I didn’t need too much convincing to check out the Almeida’s latest production. 352 more words


Summer and Smoke

This 1948 Tennessee Williams play immediately followed the much more successful A Streetcar Named Desire, but it took 58 years to get to London, a 2006 transfer from Nottingham to the West End which was pulled early. 308 more words


Big Fish - The Musical

Sometimes shows don’t cross the Atlantic successfully (either way) and I think this is one of them. It’s quintessentially American, with rather more schmaltz than most Brits can stomach. 442 more words


Boudica - review

Review of Boudica by Tristan Bernays at The Globe Theatre. This is what The Globe does so well. Full of action and interaction.  A lively production of the story of the British queen who fought the Roman invaders. Full of implications, too.

Natalie Simpson

News: Full Cast Announced for Terror

The full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s thrilling courtroom drama Terror.

Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide.

Enter the courtroom. Hear the evidence. 139 more words