Jul
26
2018

Kamasi Washington

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HEAVEN AND EARTH (Young Turks/Remote Control) 6/10 Kamasi Washington loves playing alternate cards of predictability and surprise. Having created an expectation of further monumentalism with 2015’s The Epic, he doesn’t disappoint, but nor does he fail to surprise. Try opening with the theme from the kung fu film Fists of Fury, for instance: who else […]

Jul
24
2018

THE MAN IN THE ATTIC

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Eternity Playhouse, July 11 7/10 The idea of “blue” conjures a different image in every mind. Is morality also plastic enough to be swirled together with other shades on a palette, or is it an absolute? Even if it exists as an absolute conceptually, what about in practice? Timothy Daley’s The Man in the Attic […]

Jul
21
2018

THE ROLLING STONE

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Reginald Theatre, July 7 7/10 A brick makes a satisfying “clunk” as it slots into place in a wall being built. The Rolling Stone is like that wall, with British playwright Chris Urch slotting the parts of his plot together with similar precision. It is built with alternating layers of tension and rapport between his […]

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