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.

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REVIEW: Hamlet with Andrew Scott and Robert Icke (2017)
Andrew Scott as Hamlet - Photo: Manuel Harlan

REVIEW: Hamlet with Andrew Scott and Robert Icke (2017)

Robert Icke's Danish prince has all the media attention of modern royals with Andrew Scott, once Moriarty, upstaging the Sherlock incumbent... "Death the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller…

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REVIEW: King Charles III, Almeida (2014)
Tim Piggot-Smith as King Charles III Photo - Johan Persson

REVIEW: King Charles III, Almeida (2014)

Mike Bartlett may be our best British playwright. With each play he writes he demonstrates a variety of talent and perception, inventing new and diverse subjects. His latest play surprised some of the critical fraternity, who hadn't done their homework, when they realised his modern history play, like Shakespeare's histories was in verse. Except that it isn't accurate to call King Charles III a history play as it is about events that haven't yet taken place.

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