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Friday, February 1, 2013

Old Times, Harold Pinter Theatre by Demetrios Matheou

This production of Old Times is a big deal. It’s the first of Harold Pinter’s plays to be performed in the theatre renamed after him; it marks the reunion of director Ian Rickson and Kri…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 04:00AM
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Old Money, Hampstead Theatre by Demetrios Matheou

We never glimpse the source of the old money in Sarah’s Wooley’s new play, for it’s his funeral that opens proceedings. We will get no sense of the man, or the extent of his wealth, or…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 11:58AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Globe to Globe: Henry V, Shakespeare's Globe by Demetrios Matheou

Henry V is a play with so many layers, and such ambivalence, that it can suit a multitude of purposes. When Laurence Olivier made his film version in 1944, it was as a propagandist rallying …

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 07:08PM
Friday, June 1, 2012

Globe to Globe: The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Globe by Demetrios Matheou

The Comedy of Errors may not be one of Shakespeare’s most notable plays, yet this production embodied the essence of the Globe to Globe season. While the play was lent new kinds of hilarit…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 03:27AM
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Brimstone and Treacle, Arcola Theatre by Demetrios Matheou

Life was altogether richer when Dennis Potter was around to provoke and worry us, to make us look queasily at the corrupt, hypocritical or despairing aspects of our lives, ever entertainingl…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 12:31AM
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The King's Speech, Wyndham's Theatre by Demetrios Matheou

Little more than a year since The King’s Speech hit pay dirt at the Oscars, David Seidler’s tale of a prince stuttering between duty and impediment takes to the stage. Rather than a spee…

SOURCE: The Arts Desk at 02:48AM

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