THEATRE REVIEW: Buried Child starring Ed Harris

WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2

WHERE: Trafalgar Studios

WHEN: 17/11 (matinee), press night 1/12, runs until 18/2/17

We were in the audience for five-times Oscar nominee Ed Harris’ fourth preview for his West End debut in this Broadway transfer in which he appears alongside his real-life wife Amy Madigan.

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THEATRE REVIEW: No Man’s Land starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Wyndhams Theatre

WHEN: 21/9, runs to 17/12

Never has there been a play in the history of theatre where we’ve disagreed so intently with our companion for the evening about their interpretation of it.

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THEATRE REVIEW: The Spoils starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kunal Nayyar & Alfie Allen

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Trafalgar Studios

WHEN: 3/6, runs to 13/8

Standing ovations at the end of West End shows are nothing new but the enthusiasm with which this audience appreciated this play from the pen of Hollywood star Jesse Eisenberg and in which he also stars surprised even us.

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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for February

  1. Zawe Ashton stars in The Maids at Trafalgar StudiosĀ 

Ashton was shortlisted for a 2015 monsta for best theatre actress for Splendour at the Donmar and headlines here with Orange Is The New Black‘s Uzo Aduba in Jean Genet’s tale of the help for Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael. Performed by the Jamie Lloyd Company, we’re expecting something spiky and stylish. (Pic via Facebook courtesy Jamie Lloyd Company)

  • Read on for reasons including Melodifestivalen, Hurts live and the Oscars

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THEATRE REVIEW: Oresteia

UPDATE: Oresteia transfers to the Trafalgar Studios and runs 22 August to 7 November

Worth a look?: ****

Where: Almeida Theatre

When: 4/7/15 and runs until 18/7/15

Ben Whishaw, star of the next production in the Almeida’s Greek season, is sitting in the venue’s cafe and bar going largely unnoticed as the audience prepares itself for the three-hour-and-40-minute opener Oresteia. Read More