Persian Lessons – Review

https://youtu.be/5FdRKMQMj4o Directed by Vadim Perelman Screenplay adapted by Ilja Zofin Russia, Germany, Belarus/ 2020/ 127 mins ★★★ Treading the line of invention is a difficult option, and potentially dangerous when devising a Holocaust survival story. But in the end, director Vadim Perelman‘s Persian Lessons has little intention of maintaining authenticity throughout; instead, focusing on specific aspects which, tragically, … Continue reading Persian Lessons – Review

Birdsong – Online

https://youtu.be/CaY62OULGC4 Written by Sebastian Faulks Adapted by  Rachel Wagstaff Directed by Alistair Whatley & Charlotte Peters ★★★★★ In the bleakest moments of atrocity, even war, stories of the human ability for kindness, compassion and endurance offer lifelines. 104 years, to the day, since the Battle of the Somme, one of modern Europe’s most horrific events, … Continue reading Birdsong – Online

Birdsong – King’s Theatre

Written by Sebastian Faulks, Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff Directed by Alistair Whatley & Charlotte Peters ★★★★★ “Never again”; the imperative words uttered regarding the First World War. Yet, in the darkest moments of human history, we find an enticing light to the subject. Whether it be through respect, education or simply guilt, the lessons we … Continue reading Birdsong – King’s Theatre

Anthony & Cleopatra – National Theatre At Home

https://youtu.be/iQmVpLxwzxo Adapted from the works of William Shakespeare Directed by Simon Godwin ★★★★ As part of their continuing ‘At Home’ series, providing theatre to the masses, The National Theatre serves disturbing illusions of love and war, set against the surging dynasty of Octavian Caesar. This surface of grand ideas, complex yet gorgeous lyrical language conceals … Continue reading Anthony & Cleopatra – National Theatre At Home

Heroine – Traverse Theatre

Writer: Mary Jane Wells Director: Susan Worsfold At the heart of this production, a prime example of raw, honest theatre, is the life story of Danna Davis. Adapted in a brutal, purposeful way, Heroine hasn’t been crafted by writer and performer Mary Jane Wells as a sob story, nor a hate piece – it’s a profound amalgam … Continue reading Heroine – Traverse Theatre