Alcestis

Alcestis

Euripides’ Alcestis, a not-quite-tragic Greek tragedy, centres upon a wife’s self-sacrificing decision to die in her doomed husband’s place. Ted Hughes’ version of the play is a visceral and uncompromising meditation on the struggle to live ‘in the same world … Continued
Hard Times

Hard Times

Hard Times is one of those novels where everyone knows the start (tyrannical schoolmaster Gradgrind and the definition of “horse”), but no-one seems to know the ending. Icon Theatre’s production remedies this deficiency, weaving a complicated, compassionate and grown-up tale … Continued