Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

Parade Theatre, May 1 Psst. Yes, you: he boys and girls in blue. If one of the writers of this play mysteriously disappears don’t let the audience leave town. The culprit will be someone furious at the squandering of such a good premise who’s tied a dramatist to a chair…

April 26, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

York Theatre, April 24, 2013 Appalled by Stanley Kubrick’s graphic film version Anthony Burgess belatedly adapted his novel A Clockwork Orange himself, but for the stage, complete with songs. This stunning production by Britain’s Action To The Word company dispenses with Burgess’s music, but otherwise stays true to a text…

April 25, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Drama Theatre, April 20, 2013 John Bell plays Sir John Falstaff with such glee it is as though a life’s ambition is being fulfilled. The two parts of Shakespeare’s Henry IV were always Falstaff’s plays, interspersed with King Henry’s angst over the soundness of his kingdom and the soundness of his…