Archive for the ‘theatre’ Category

Monkey: Journey to the West

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Meadbh and I wondered up to Manchester and went and saw Monkey: Journey to the West at the Palace Theatre. It was fantastic. Go see if you ever have a chance (which would mean Paris or Berlin).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/imagine/tag/monkey_journey_to_the_west.shtml

“Vernon God Little” at The Young Vic

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

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Having not read the book, this wasn’t what I was expecting at all. Fantastic physical theatre style production, constantly kinetic, vulgar, weird and often brilliant. A psychotic musical. Except, except… the characters are very simplistic. It was yet another play that yet again sneared and jeered at Americans. That said, the whole thing worked, and the staging was brilliant. Mark Lockyer, who played various characters, was fantastic.

Review in The Guardian.

“The Seagull” and “King Lear” in Stratford-upon-Avon

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Between 8th and 9th of May I went to Stratford-upon-Avon and saw a fantastic “The Seagull” and “King Lear”. Both featured Ian McKellen who was very good in both. His talent is considerable (so to speak). I wasn’t sure he’d be that good, I’m no particular fan of his). The first half of the “The Seagull” and the second half of “King Lear” were both some of the best moments of theatre I have seen. Go see either of them if you can, although I think King Lear is fully sold out.