The wait is over! Part two of our Angels in American review is here.
The piece is epic and we thought part one was a sensation. So did the concluding part live up to expectations?
There were angels, death, fights, ghosts, laughs and more. We even bumped into playwright Tony Kushner who agreed to sign our script.
With over 7 hours of performance time we certainly needed a lay down by the end.
Whoa, what a cast. Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane.
Tony Kushner’s piece is an epic, and we mean EPIC, story of love, AIDS, city life, fate, religion and being gay in 1980s America.
We couldn’t wait to see this and have been counting down the days since we booked. Well, it’s finally here and you can see what we thought in our video review.
Part 2 – Perestroika, coming soon!
The National went all out on this piece about Virtual Reality helping with pain and rehabilitation with an interactive exhibition using some of the technology in the show.
We got hands-on with that!
Great cast potential with this one, including Kate Fleetwood, Ralf Little and Kris Marshall. So, how was the text and production?
Ivo Van Hove has been riding high since his stunning production of A View From The Bridge, which won a plethora of Oliviers just a couple of years ago.
Here he tackled Ibsen in a new translation by Patrick Marber. His success meant he drew a fantastic cast including Ruth Wilson (The Affair) and Rafe Spall.
Hedda is arguably one of the most iconic and challenging female roles in theatre – so how did Ruth do?
We get to the bottom of things in our review.
We get around a bit, The Leggers. Not everything we see is in “The Big Smoke”.
The Birmingham REP is a fantastic place for new and touring productions. “Love” is a co-production between Birmingham REP and National Theatre.
Did we think that it was worth a trip into the “second city”?
Adam Gillen & Lucian Msamati starred in this revival of Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece “Amadeus”.
We were front row for this show so got quite the experience. The music was provided by the live Southbank Sinfonia which added magnificently to the production.
The Red Barn based upon the novel La Main by Georges Simenon directed by Robert Icke.
We’d been SO impressed with Icke’s previous work on shows such as 1984 and Oresteia. Could this one raise the bar again?