Shanine’s 2017 Theatre Highs at a glance
I decided to compile a quick look at the best theatre of the year, though I failed to see anything in December. The year had many highlights; new plays hosted by Theatre N16, which closed in December and is looking for a new home, amongst revivals of forgotten classics such as Incident at Vichy, which…
Royal Court Reverses Rita, Sue and Bob Too cancellation
Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre: “As Artistic Director of the Royal Court I know that we are nothing without the voices and trust of our writers. This is the guiding principle on which the theatre was founded and on which it continues to be run. I have therefore been rocked to…
Wild Bore, Soho Theatre
You don’t have to be a wild boar (or a critic) to enjoy Wild Bore.
The Passing of the Third Floor Back, Finborough Theatre
Can Edwardian piousness win over a 2017 audience? Yes, says Ed Whitfield.
A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic
The Old Vic’s Christmas Carol is enough to make a merry man out of the worst seasonal curmudgeon.
The Secondary Victim, Park Theatre
The Secondary Victim is a psychologically dense and often intense dialogue between broken people.
Network, National Theatre
The NT’s production of Network still has something to say about your lives, God damn it.
Quaint Honour, Finborough Theatre
60 years on, Roger Gellert’s tale of repressed homosexuality at an English public school remains a damning social critique.
Spotlight on Amatuer Dramatics
I am a big snob when it comes to Am Dram I know. All that criticism and more. There are numerous reasons why I am such a snob. Firstly, acting is damn hard, why on earth would you do it for no reward and secondly because as the audience member I am paying similar prices…