It is 1936, a time of political and economic turmoil. The United States is in the throes of the Great Depression, and Europe is just beginning to learn of Hitler’s menace. But at the Savoy hotel in London, dashing American journalist Casey O’Brien is facing his own crisis. Having enjoyed the Savoy’s hospitality a little too much, he sleeps through the scoop of the century: King Edward’s abdication with Wallis Simpson. Casey must find a story to save his reputation, and settles on the marriage of … [Read more...]
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A huge fan of the works of Oscar Wilde, I am more au fait with the society comedies such as The Importance of Being Earnest and the dark works such as A Picture of Dorian Gray and Salome. In fact, to be honest, I have never read any of Wilde's fairytales first published in 1888. The opportunity to watch "an adapted fantasia of two of Oscar Wilde's most beloved short stories, The Nightingale and The Rose and The Happy Prince" set in pre-war Germany, at the Nazi uprising, especially in days … [Read more...]
Tucked away in the heart of Piccadilly is the intimate space of the Jermyn Street Theatre. With a stage space no bigger than my kitchen, my initial thoughts were - how could any piece of theatre, dance or otherwise, really work with such limitations. How wrong I was. Good Morning Midnight created by Drew McOnie and TTJ, cleverly explores the realm of time in the middle of the night after the late sleepers have turned in and before the early risers awake. It is the time of night that belongs … [Read more...]
The Shakespeare Conspiracy is a an interesting piece of theatre. For me, a cross between Russell T. Davies' Torchwood, Pirandello's 6 Characters in Search of an Author, The Never Ending Story, Ground Hog Day and the complete works of William Shakespeare - perfect for the well-educated, sci-fi theatre geek! (me!) Set in the present, the audience arrives to an open dressed set; blood red theatrical curtains, a set full of "Wanted" posters alluding to a private investigator's … [Read more...]
Having heard good things about the current production of Taboo in its Brixton bolt-hole, I was looking forward to experiencing this site-specific musical myself. Tucked away in South London, the Brixton Clubhouse is a large bar room converted into its current theatrical state for the run of Taboo, theatre doesn’t get more intimate than this. The action happens right at the audience’s feet making the job for the actors harder I think, as there is nowhere to hide, and nobody can get away with … [Read more...]