Read more about the article REVIEW: The Forest, Hampstead Theatre (2002)
Angel Coulby as The Girlfriend and Paul McGann as Man 2 (Photo: The Other Richard)

REVIEW: The Forest, Hampstead Theatre (2002)

Florian Zeller gets us lost in The Forest  ”I'm listening.  Do you always tell the truth?" Man in Black  Angel Coulby as The Girlfriend and Paul McGann as Man 2 (Photo:…

Continue ReadingREVIEW: The Forest, Hampstead Theatre (2002)

REVIEW: King Lear, Donmar Warehouse (2010)

I am the first to admit that King Lear, of Shakespeare’s great tragedies, is the one that fills me with little joy at the prospect of seeing it again. But here at London’s Donmar Warehouse with Michael Grandage at the helm and Derek Jacobi in the title role is a production to prove my misgivings not just unfounded but as foolish as the old man. This is the definitive Lear for my money, the one to which all others should aspire. Nothing annoys. Nothing grates. All builds a perfect and avoidable tragedy.

Continue ReadingREVIEW: King Lear, Donmar Warehouse (2010)