Agatha Christie and the Truth of Murder – Review

https://youtu.be/2apnlrZmv28 Directed by Terry Loane Writer: Tom Dalton ★★★ n 1926, for eleven days history’s best-selling novelist Agatha Christie underwent her most elusive mystery as she disappeared – the events of which are still unknown. This, as one can imagine, enables a tremendously tempting narrative tool: speculation. From plotting violent revenge against her husband, to … Continue reading Agatha Christie and the Truth of Murder – Review

SIX – Festival Theatre

Written by Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage History is widely written by men; no wonder we didn't pay attention in school. Unless you have had the misfortune of a beheading or being pushed into a nunnery by your gout-suffering brut of a husband, Six is the concert musical sensation which … Continue reading SIX – Festival Theatre

Ten Times Table – King’s Theatre

Written by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Robin Herford If the authenticity of the dreariness of a committee meeting seems spot-on, it will come as no shock to hear of writer Alan Ayckbourn’s endless experiences with councils and organisations as he too attempted to secure funding for theatre projects. A herald of British comedic writing, Ayckbourn … Continue reading Ten Times Table – King’s Theatre

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen Directed by Paul Brotherston Ignore everything you may have thought you knew about Jane Austen’s literary classic Pride & Prejudice; Isobel McArthur is about to change your entire perception. It takes a vision to reinvigorate a text, especially one with as countless adaptations, stiffness and dust that Pride & Prejudice conjure … Continue reading Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Catch – 22 – The Biscuit Factory

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/QRxl9FVR/all-catch-22_hd.mp4 Written by Joseph Heller Directed by Hannah Bradley Insidiously paradoxical, Captain Yossarian (Yo-Yo) finds himself confined by the titular catch of the airforce: those who are compos mentis enough to recognise the dangers of flying are sane enough to pass the medical. Which unfortunately means playing insane isn’t an option, as only the loons … Continue reading Catch – 22 – The Biscuit Factory