Nov
5
2018

The Necks

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BODY (Fish of Milk) 8/10 This is like opening the door on a gig already underway: an instant groove of sparse bass (Lloyd Swanton), cymbal-bell and an intermittent backbeat (Tony Buck). Over this snake unpredictable rivulets of piano (Chris Abrahams) that sink into the groove like water into sand, occasionally thickened by half-heard Hammond organ. […]

Nov
4
2018

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE

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Playhouse, October 18 7.5/10 Other people’s marriages are mysteries. Even if you know the couple well you only see the version presented for external consumption; not the bedroom nuts and bolts, the power dynamics, conflict resolution or any other aspects of shared domesticity. When Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage first aired on Swedish television […]

Nov
3
2018

EVIE MAY

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Hayes Theatre, October 17 7/10 She’s a star. Loren Hunter takes the role of Evelyn May Murphy and, just as the character becomes a star within the story, Hunter proves herself one in realising it. She grips us with her absolute commitment to the truth of her character, the even beauty of tone across her […]

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