August 20, 2020

In the introduction to the play’s text, Alan Bennett claimed that the eighteenth-century ‘was not an inspiring period’. Funnily enough, it is his own play that proves otherwise. The Madness of George III offers a delightful mix of witty political comedy

and poignant ref...

July 2, 2020

Tennessee William’s three-act hit play takes a modern revamp at the Young-Vic yet underdelivers even with the aid of a star-studded cast and the William’s’ brilliant writing. 

Photograph: Johan Persson

Directed by Benedict Andrew, A Street Car Named Desire in its London...

June 9, 2020

The combination of a literary classic and Benedict Cumberbatch’s cheekbones — I mean, acting ability…— made the the National Theatre’s 2011 production of ‘Frankenstein’ a must-see and an obvious choice for the National Theatre at Home series. Nick Dear’s adaptation all...

May 4, 2020

In a twist on the Jacobean tradition of casting male actors in female roles, the National Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night has taken Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity and fully embraces its characters’ fluidity of gender and sexuality. Instead of shying aw...

April 23, 2020

Providing another well-timed reprieve from lockdown’s monotony, Bryony Lavery’s 2014 adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved classic portrays adventure as a boundless concept through its redressing of gender conventions which pervade the archetypal boys’ stor...

March 23, 2020

Ask Me Anything is a play about us. It is about our stories; our grievances; our experiences; our memories. The Paper Birds Production Company use verbatim stories to create a deeply personal play with themes of self-expression, peer pressure, sisterhood, and youth sui...

March 21, 2020

It’s 2002.

Monsoon Wedding has just released, and the world is enchanted by Mira Nair’s spun story of marriage, reunion, healing, and love. The wedding of Aditi Verma and Hemant Rai is magnetic: it brings together family from abroad, connects new lovers, and surfaces in...

March 20, 2020

Wolves Are Coming For You takes place in a small, nameless town over the course of 24 hours. We are introduced by way of its community: the cast mirthfully run around, together setting the stage, after which two narrators introduce characters with brief recapitulations...

March 16, 2020

In the intimacy of the VAULT Festival pit, Freedom Hi takes its audience through a hard-hitting, emotional, and oftentimes difficult exploration of the ongoing Hong Kong protests. Rather than doing so through the broad lens of the news, it delves into the personal pers...

March 16, 2020

For the 67th annual Greek play, King’s College London returns with its most ambitious project yet, 'Dionysus in the Underworld.' This year, director David Bullen and associate director Isaac Freeman have fused the works of two celebrated Greek dramatists namely, Aristo...

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