Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

May 22, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Ensemble Theatre, May 9 5/10 Playwright Tom Wells said that he set out to write a play “that felt a bit like a folk song”. What he ended up with is more LA pop anthem than East Yorkshire ballad: you know those wretched songs where the verse, chorus and bridge…

May 19, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Eternity Playhouse, May 7 6.5/10 This cute little play is rather like an assignment at drama school: construct a comic scenario in which the actors will have to communicate non-verbally more than verbally. American Bess Wohl’s solution was to set her 90-minute work at a silent spiritual retreat, introduce a…

May 16, 2019 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Roslyn Packer Theatre, May 3 5.5/10 Truth can be even more elusive on a stage than in politics. Some plays are heightened in search of a much deeper truth than mere naturalism can ever hope to dispense. Tennessee Williams wrote lines for his three main characters in Cat on a…