REVIEW: Love, Love, Love – Lyric Hammersmith
Rachel Stirling as Sandra, Nicholas Burns as Kenneth and Isabella Laughland as Rose - Photo: Helen Maybanks

REVIEW: Love, Love, Love – Lyric Hammersmith

Mike Bartlett's play about inter-generational conflict gets a welcome revival "You're completely off the leash at the moment. I dont know what you're up to" Ken to Sandra in 'Act…

Continue Reading REVIEW: Love, Love, Love – Lyric Hammersmith
REVIEW: Not Talking, Arcola Theatre (2018)
David Horovitch as James and Lawrence Walker as Mark, Gemma Lawrence as Amanda with her back to us - Photo: Lidia Crisafulli

REVIEW: Not Talking, Arcola Theatre (2018)

Mike Bartlett is well on his way to becoming established as our best living British playwright. I see only Tom Stoppard as his competition. Twelve years ago, this was his first play, not published until 2011 by Methuen as a part of the first collection of Mike Bartlett plays but Not Talking had never been produced onstage until James Hillier of Defibrillator proposed it.

Continue Reading REVIEW: Not Talking, Arcola Theatre (2018)
REVIEW: Albion, Almeida (2017)
Victoria Hamilton as Audrey Walters - Photo: Marc Brenner

REVIEW: Albion, Almeida (2017)

Albion is a slower burn than some of Bartlett's other plays. It is about Englishness and gardens and nostalgia and in that sense a desire, which may or may not be possible, to relive the past. The metaphors will be debated as the themes are many and complex.

Continue Reading REVIEW: Albion, Almeida (2017)