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Kiss of the Spider Woman - Menier Chocolate Factory

K-Rating: 3.5 out of 5

When I booked to see Kiss of the Spider Woman (“KotSW”), I was vaguely aware of a film that had been released before I was born, but otherwise knew very little of its history.  611 more words


Kiss of the Spider Woman

Yet another occasion where the critical reception lowered expectations only for them to be exceed on the night! I saw the world premiere of this Manuel Puig play in the tiny (old) Bush Theatre in 1985, with Mark Rylance and Simon Callow no less, but this production of a new version by Jose Rivera & Allan Baker opens it up, and seems to me to have even more power in its coruscating examination of the evils of tyrannical regimes. 241 more words


Review Round Up: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents Manuel Puig’s novel in a new adaptation by  José Rivera and Allan Baker. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… 774 more words

Kiss of a spider woman - Menier Chocolate Factory

This play is a take on Manuel Puig’s 1976 novel and shows the development between 2 men oppressed by their situation. It’s set in an Argentinian jail in 1975, one year before the books’, publication and stars Samuel Barnett (Molina) and Declan Bennett (Valentin) as they navigate the differences between themselves and understand the meaning of love and self truth. 486 more words

Adverse Conditions: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory

Apparently a lot of people have been booking this thinking it’s the Kander and Ebb musical version, and not to be insensitive or anything, but do any of you actually read theatre websites or just book willy-nilly with absolutely no thought about it? 807 more words


THEATRE REVIEW: Kiss Of the Spiderwoman starring Samuel Barnett and Declan Bennett


WHERE: Menier Chocolate Factory

WHEN: 18/3, press night 21/3 runs to 5/5/18

William Hurt won an Oscar in 1986 for his memorable performance in the film version of this play as Molina, a transgender convict who entertains her political prisoner cellmate with reminiscences from escapist films. 249 more words



This Stephen Schwartz show came just one year after his debut hit Godspell. That was 45 years ago. It took another thirty years for his mega-hit Wicked. 273 more words