Read more about the article REVIEW: Shining City, Theatre Royal Stratford East (2021)
Rory Keenan as Ian (Photo: Marc Brenner)

REVIEW: Shining City, Theatre Royal Stratford East (2021)

This has so terrified John that he has opted not to go back to his house but instead stay at a Bed and Breakfast.  Brendan Coyle is completely believable as this man who has seen a ghost.  He is shaken to his core.  Rory Keenan actively listens with a repetitive "I know", his way of reassuring the client and mirroring the number of times John says, "You know."   In this first scene we learn only about John's issues and Ian's professional side. 

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Read more about the article REVIEW: Equus, Theatre Royal Stratford East (2019)
Ethan Kai as Alan Strang - Photo: The Other Richard

REVIEW: Equus, Theatre Royal Stratford East (2019)

English Touring Theatre has paired up with The Theatre Royal at Stratford East to bring us a thrilling production of Equus which is as brilliantly acted as it is choreographed. I saw the 1973 production of Equus at the National Theatre and remembered the horses played by people with horse heads as being ground breaking in terms of movement.

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