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The Red Barn

On the lists of writers and directors least likely to adapt a Georges (Maigret) Simenon psychological  thriller, I’d put David Hare and Robert Icke pretty high, but that’s what we have here, and they’ve turned out a rather stylish, if slow, piece of staged film noir. 329 more words


Review Round Up: The Red Barn, National Theatre

Robert Icke directs this new play by David Hare, starring Mark Strong, Hope Davis  and Elizabeth Debicki. It officially opened at the National Theatre last night (17th October), here is what critics have been saying about it.  296 more words

The Red Barn, National Theatre

It was a dark and stormy night. Two couples are caught in a snowstorm on their way back from a party. Three of them arrive at a remote Connecticut farmhouse. 51 more words


A new London musical will change the way we think about cancer

FIGHTS. Losses. Survivors. The language of cancer is a battleground littered with violent metaphors, but a new production at London’s National Theatre plans to change that, with an “all singing, all dancing examination of life with a cancer diagnosis”. 11 more words


Benedict Cumberbatch's Frankenstein is coming to a theater near you

An encore presentation of the National Theatre’s presentation of Danny Boyle’s production of Nick Dear’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein’s monster and Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. 203 more words