Read more about the article REVIEW: The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre (2021)
Clare Perkins as Alvita (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: The Wife of Willesden, Kiln Theatre (2021)

Yet large chunks of her Control Your Man toolkit are given to Alvita to voice without apparent irony or comment. Marry for money, Treat them mean, Deceive them, Shame them, Make them work hard at sex, (which for her appears to be exclusively heteronormative).  Above all, Take control. She nearly loses control over the Fifth husband, but finally breaks him and takes it back.

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Read more about the article REVIEW: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyric Hammersmith (2021)
Adam Best as Pato and Orla Fitzgerald as Maureen (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

REVIEW: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Lyric Hammersmith (2021)

The Beauty Queen of Leenane... comes on like a village Romeo and Juliet. "Me? A whore? I dream."Maureen Boy (40+) meets Girl (40). They more than click. Love looks set…

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Read more about the article REVIEW: Witness for the Prosecution, County Hall (2021) extends to 16th April 2023
Jonathan Firth as Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Photo: Ellie Kurttz)

REVIEW: Witness for the Prosecution, County Hall (2021) extends to 16th April 2023

Along the way we are treated to spirited performances. The casual way Emer McDaid's Romaine Vole steals a cigarette from Sir Wilfrid tells us what a wrong'un she is and her accent is a master class in doing the quintessential European femme fatale. Joe McNamara's Leonard Vole is a man on the edge in more ways than one. Jonathan Firth's Sir Wilfrid is a master of words but it is his face that shows his torment when his courtroom victory turns out to be... anything but.

Continue ReadingREVIEW: Witness for the Prosecution, County Hall (2021) extends to 16th April 2023