Category: Theatre Reviews – Archive

April 27, 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…

April 23, 2013 / Theatre Reviews - Archive

Warf 1, April 20  The two aging intellectuals in Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play  are served up on a platter in the opening scenes, quizzed by a journalist (a device she used in Honour). So there is little more to learn about medical high-flier Alice (Sarah Peirse) and novelist Patrick (Robert…