This review was originally written for West End Frame
In the 15 years since it premiered at the Royal Court, Simon Stephens’ Herons seems to have dated a lot. 485 more words
The Lyric Hammersmith are reviving Simon Stephens‘ teen-violence play, Herons, opening this week.
So now seems like a great time to get a look into the creation of this production, with these great little behind-the-scenes look into everything from the design, to the direction and more. 33 more words
The origin of this show is fascinating. It was of course originally a film, made by a man who did adverts. Quite why he decided to make a gangster film with music, performed by children, is beyond me, but it worked and it’s maker, Alan Parker, went on to great things. 331 more words
Michael Billington (or as I imagine him – the Sage of Shaftesbury Avenue) described the Lyric’s production of Alan Parker’s sublime 1975 musical as “having nothing new to say about the gangster-movie”. 190 more words