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REVIEW: HEDDA GABLER (National Theatre) ★★★

Today, it is more difficult to choose a play and perform it in its traditional setting, rather than taking a contemporary angle. Ivo van Hove, a true example of this, chooses to take Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler from 1891 for his National Theatre debut. Hedda is a female character in literature that readers and audiences have […]

When good shows go bad – theatre disasters

This week, 78 year old actor Brian Blessed collapsed on stage with a suspected heart attack at the beginning of his performance of King Lear. He returned to the stage 20 minutes later, apologised for the interruption and performed the play. This got me thinking about some of those awful things that have happened on […]

Constellations

Wilma’s Rating [rating=4]   Constellations is the third in a series of Royal Court productions being staged at London’s Duke of Yorks Theatre. The wonderful Posh and the not quite so wonderful Jumpy have previously been staged here with Constellations ending its West End season. The Royal Court are certainly going out with a bang! […]

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