By Neil Durham
WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2
WHEN?: Saturday 16 July, booking until 20 August 2022
Hollander is doubtless 1 of this country’s greatest living theatre and TV actors and here as Boris Berezovsky his performance is sweary, larger than life and unforgettable.
- Read on for reasons including how The Crown author Peter Morgan has crafted something extremely clever
WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2
WHEN?: Saturday 11 September, opens 18 September, runs to 30 October 2021
RUNTIME: 90 minutes (no interval)
Playwright Bess Wohl penned this play last summer during the pandemic while staying outside New York as Donald Trump’s presidential re-election campaign kicked into gear.
- Read on for reasons including how Olivier Award-winning Ferran’s indoctrination is centre stage here
WORTH A LOOK?: ****
WHERE?: Old Vic RUNTIME: 2 hours 20 minutes (with a 20-minute interval)
WHEN?: 22/6, opens 25/6, runs to 10/8/2019
Noel Coward died in 1973 and would surely have approved of this queering of his play to emphasise the bisexuality of its lead.
- Read on for reasons including how Scott chews the scenery as overacting protagonist Garry Essendine
WORTH A LOOK?: *****
WHERE: Young Vic
WHEN: 17/3, press night 28/3 runs to 19/5/18
Author Matthew Lopez writes in the programme of the power of literature – how watching Emma Thompson in Howards End as a 16-year-old changed his life.
- Read on for reasons including when we will review Part 2 starring Vanessa Redgrave