Barbosa’s theatre is one of reactions and consequences, a type of ‘post-traumatic’ theatre where flashbacks become key narrative devices..
Note: This is a review of the play text, not the production at the Royal Court Theatre. The plot in Vassily Sigarev’s Plasticine revolves around the life of a teenage delinquent called Maksim. He lives with his grandmother in a … Continued
The Ugly One is a play about outward appearances, and this production at the Royal Court deliberately pays no attention at all to its own outward appearance.
Christopher Shinn has so much to say about American politics, Islam, homosexuality, freedom of expression and life in the public eye that his play Now Or Later, at the Royal Court until 18 October, can barely contain it all. Its … Continued
In Wall, David Hare conjures a vision of the future; drawing on history that is being written as we speak, his journies make faraway lands feel less distant, less foreign than we’d have them be.
In the final 15 minutes, The Author is revealed for what it has really been all along: a daring act of self-flagellation by Crouch on behalf of provocative art and controversial artists.
The play takes place in the hallway of an opulent apartment. Doors lead off from either side, to a bathroom, bedrooms, kitchen and the front door at the far end. The hallway is a key structural element in this play, … Continued