WORTH A LOOK?: ***
WHERE? Lyttelton Theatre, National RUNTIME: 170 minutes (including a 20-minute interval)
WHEN? 18/1/20, press night 22/1, runs to 23/5/20
We’re in rural Suffolk in 1759 where convicted murderer Sally Poppy claims to be pregnant and 12 women must assess whether she is, which would save her from execution.
- Read on for reasons including how this cast has Olivier, BAFTA and Tony award nominations between them
WORTH A LOOK?: **
WHEN: 30/3, press night 3/4, runs to 26/5/18
We’re here for the casting of Linda Bassett, reviewed on this site in Escaped Alone at the Royal Court, as matriarch Lady Wishfort but she is replaced before previews begin.
- Read on for reasons including how Bassett’s replacement Haydn Gwynne shapes up
WORTH A LOOK?: ****
WHERE: National (Olivier Theatre)
WHEN: 21/5, runs to 1/9
Rory Kinnear must be a dream of an actor to work with. Instead of dominating this adaptation of Brecht and Weill’s classic as Captain Macheath he takes a step back to allow the entire cast to shine.
- Read on for why Rosalie Craig is the real reason to see The Threepenny Opera