REVIEW – Travesties, Apollo Theatre London. April 2017.

Second part of a Tom Stoppard double bill day!

Tom can be rather hard work as a playwright so would we cope with the potential intellectual OVERLOAD from seeing this second show?

The whole weekend also seemed to be sponsored by Patrick Marber who directed here and Don Juan in Soho (also writer). As I said before – just as well we like him!

There was a real “star is born” performance in this show. Give the video a watch to find out who.

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REVIEW – Don Juan in Soho, Wyndhams Theatre London. April 2017.

More Patrick Marber after his adaptation of Hedda Gabler and before Travesties (which we saw the following day) – it’s a bloody good job we like him!

He not only wrote this show but he also directed – clearly a man of many talents.

There was no escaping the fact that a previous Dr.Who was playing the lead as the stage door was MANIC after the show – but this was a massive ensemble show, and we loved their work just as much as Mr. Tennant.

 

REVIEW – Hedda Gabler, National Theatre (Lyttelton). February 2017.

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.