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Bertie Carvel's post-show Q&A: The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic

It’s 9:30pm on Thursday 12 November and the foyer of the Old Vic theatre is buzzing. A gaggle of people are pressed together, chattering, sipping drinks, keeping half an eye on that latecomer who looks like she might sidle into prime queuing position as the crowd shifts. 1,820 more words

THEATRE REVIEW & Q&A: The Hairy Ape starring Bertie Carvel


WHERE: Old Vic

WHEN: 12/11, runs to 21/11

We’ve seen Bertie Carvel within a few short months as a doomed king in ancient Greece ( 324 more words


Mini-review - The Hairy Ape - Old Vic Theater

Over the last few years, I’ve really warmed up to the work of Eugene O’Neill. There have been hits and misses, but the combined impact of … 574 more words

Theatre Review – Bertie Carvel is The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic

Matthew Warchus’s tenure at the Old Vic continues with this revival of Eugene O’Neill’s classic 1922 play, in which one man struggles to find his place in a society driven by wealth and status. 653 more words


London Theater Review: 'The Hairy Ape' Starring Bertie Carvel

Long before the Great Depression caused America’s workforce to stall, Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 expressionist sequence of scenes, “The Hairy Ape,” rattled the cages of capitalism. In the new production at the Old Vic, director Richard Jones rams home the attack with a vivid and visual staging, but all the searing imagery in the world goes to waste if you can’t hear the words. 560 more words


The Hairy Ape

On Thursday I had the pleasure of attending The Hairy Ape‘s press night at the Old Vic. Somehow only my second visit to this wonderful theatre – The Crucible last summer was a good one to break myself in with though! 402 more words

It's a radical, elegant idea for breaking the stranglehold public schools have on Oxbridge. Labour should embrace it.

Three years ago, the Guardian’s education reporter Peter Wilby wrote an article (the germ of which has recently become a successful stage play at the Old Vic) suggesting a way of breaking the stranglehold the public schools have on Oxbridge. 77 more words