Incest is a theme that can't help but eclipse all others in its power to raise a reaction. This play is going to offend some people - and isn't that the litmus test for vital art?
Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness is Anthony Neilson’s homage to the garish and cruel spectacle of the nineteenth-century freak-show.
A confident, charming, polished and thoroughly reliable seasonal entertainment for the very littlest theatre-goers.
Watching the play was in many ways the experience of seeing ’seeds’ of potential being sewn in the ‘right’ places but all too often left un-nurtured.
There’s only so many lofty comparisons to gratuitous violence that you can take before it descends into the superficial; missing the chance to create a truly gripping and menacing dialogue.
In the end it’s the fragments of ancient stories that resonate most strongly through The Diver, moments of unexplained but intense ambiguity and allusion.
In Roaring Trade at the Soho Theatre, playwright Steve Thompson takes the risky stance of apologist for the short sellers, lifting the lid on the cutthroat culture of high-risk bond trading. The pressure to make millions or lose your job … Continued