Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

“I have always relied on the kindness of strangers”“Well that’s a stupid thing to do” …..or so goes the famous line in my head. I blame Tony Kushner who appropriates Tennessee Williams’ most famous play twice in his own most famous play. And that’s the trouble with famous plays, we all think we know howContinue reading “Review: A Streetcar Named Desire”

The Drowned Man (round 2)

Last Friday I went for round two (and sadly final round) of Punchdrunk’s ‘The Drowned Man’ write up here, for my own memory and anyone who is interested in that sort of thing! The account of my first encounter is here:http://fixedpointintime.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/punchdrunk-drowned-man.html I went to round two, after much deliberation with no plan. I decided thatContinue reading “The Drowned Man (round 2)”

Punchdrunk \'Drowned Man\'

The Drowned Man This week I finally got to see Punchdrunk\’s latest offering \”The Drowned Man\” even typing that I wonder is \’see\’ the right word? Probably not. Experienced perhaps? Lived? Survived even? It\’s not anything you do as passively as \’see\’ there is nothing passive about it, as three hours of running up andContinue reading “Punchdrunk \'Drowned Man\'”

Punchdrunk ‘Drowned Man’

The Drowned Man This week I finally got to see Punchdrunk’s latest offering “The Drowned Man” even typing that I wonder is ‘see’ the right word? Probably not. Experienced perhaps? Lived? Survived even? It’s not anything you do as passively as ‘see’ there is nothing passive about it, as three hours of running up andContinue reading “Punchdrunk ‘Drowned Man’”

The National Theatre…50 years young?

So the National Theatre is 50 years old today. The National is an important theatre to me. All theatres are important so this one is maybe ‘special’. I’ve spent the last three years researching a production that took place there, I’ve written conference papers on performances there and all but absorbed the entire history inContinue reading “The National Theatre…50 years young?”

Reviews: A Magistrate, A horse and some Privates on Parade

A conference and working weekend in London meant I got to see some theatre (of course) The Magistrate (National Theatre)  I was mulling over whether to see the latest NT Live broadcast which was this play and realised I was in London for it. So as tickets were about the same price to see it actually in theContinue reading “Reviews: A Magistrate, A horse and some Privates on Parade”