It was a long year. But here are some of my favourites – the plays and performances that impacted me most in 2017.
‘The sound of reality being sucked back into position’ (I’m beginning with a disclaimer: I have never seen The Twilight Zone. I don’t know anything about it, its style, etc. I’m just reading the performance I saw with zero knowledge of the TV programme. There will be dozens of things I’ve missed, and this… Continue reading The Twilight Zone, Almeida Theatre
I know exactly what my ideal production of any Chekhov play would be. It would be the most naturalistic thing I’ve ever seen. The actors would never acknowledge the audience. It would be painful and beautiful. It would feel real to today. It would sit awkwardly between comedy and tragedy. It would be a segment… Continue reading The Cherry Orchard, Nottingham Playhouse
I’m not having second thoughts. These just are my second thoughts. My thoughts on Hamlet after a second viewing. Recently someone told me that for ages they just knew me as the Hamlet girl from Twitter. Which is fair enough. Because at the time I was so obsessed with it that I wrote almost 4000… Continue reading Second Thoughts on Hamlet
Lily James and I saw a preview of The Treatment at the Almeida MONTHS AGO. I recorded the conversations we had before the show, during the interval, and after. These are those conversations, our unfiltered thoughts on the show as we watch it. Enjoy. (Disclaimer: Lily would like to apologise in advance for her overuse… Continue reading The Treatment: a treatment
I’m subtitling this ‘Edinburgh 2017 edition’ because I might do a general version of this in the future where I talk about shows I saw years ago that I’m still obsessed by and can’t stop thinking about. This is a list of all the shows I loved/had thoughts on that I saw in Edinburgh that… Continue reading Shows Stuck in my Head: Edinburgh 2017 Edition
I’ve been putting off writing this for a couple of days. It’s tempting to write nothing. I’m going to write something. I’d like to be clear that I think this show is exceptionally well-crafted. To quote Celebration, this is one of the most ‘dramaturgically rigorous’ shows I have ever seen. It’s a show about sex… Continue reading Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist, YESYESNONO Theatre @ ZOO