FringeReview UK 2020
Groundbreaking. The smallest producing theatre in the West End through lockdown has become the largest.
A landmark production
Supremely worth it to see a pair so famous weighing equal in their own balance, perhaps for the first time.
A Coriolanus memorable for politics sinewed with personal forces: an active interrogation of democracy. And in Josie Rourke’s production Tom Hiddleston’s someone riven by intimations of his true self
James McAvoy is peerless and his companions are Asterix-hot.
The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption
The acting scales cliff-edges of unreason. One remembers the scale of betrayal and loss of redemption. Benedict Cumberbatch here is Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller the Creature. The alternate version aired first is still available.
Join and revel – they’re not anywhere near ended.
In Michelle Terry’s quicksilver, quick-quipping Hamlet, much has been proved, from interpretive to gender fluidity in tragic action, that sets a privilege on being in at a beginning.
A tedious brief tragedy? King John is fun… It’s been said.
A stylishly visceral production.
Do see this.
Completeness is just one reason to cherish this clean-driven clear-headed production
The OFS are taking flight with the best scratch nights the Elizabethans never had.
We’re looking at a bright Book of Hours. Barrie Rutter’s done it profound service, adding a warmth and agency that opens up this pageant. This is hopefully just the first of many such he’ll bring to the Globe.
Kushner’s just brought The Visit home with him.
We’re privileged to see this rarely-performed work moulded by OFS. A play for our times.
A stylish, timely production which redefines how we experience Middleton.