Issue 144: 2018 03 08: Macbeth

08 March 2018 Macbeth The National Theatre reviewed by Adam McCormack Star Rating: *** Onto a dystopian dimly lit stage runs a man in fear for his life. Together with the gruesome beheading that follows, this sets the tone for a very bleak production of Macbeth. In an apparently plastic ridden post-apocalyptic world, where armour… Continue reading Issue 144: 2018 03 08: Macbeth

Issue 144: 2018 03 08: Mute

08 March 2018 Mute A film by Duncan Jones reviewed by J.R.Thomas Should’ve Been Nicer, Bill If you get nothing else from seeing this movie, remember this: it pays to be nice.  You never know when you might come to wish you had been kinder. This moral of Mute might also apply to some film… Continue reading Issue 144: 2018 03 08: Mute

Issue 143: 2018 03 01: Hamilton

1 March 2018 Hamilton, a musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Victoria Palace Theatre Reviewed by Adam McCormack Star Rating: ***** Who remembers the right-hand man?  That most of us had never heard of Alexander Hamilton (despite his face being on the $10 note) before the huge success of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical is quite remarkable.  Quite… Continue reading Issue 143: 2018 03 01: Hamilton

Issue 140: 2018 02 08: Gun

8 February 2018 Gun (a play by William Hartley) Waterloo East Theatre reviewed by Adam McCormack Star rating: **** A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do – and for Roscoe Porter that means avenging the death of his virtuous sheriff brother John, finding the mysterious masked killer Omega and disposing of the key… Continue reading Issue 140: 2018 02 08: Gun

Issue 137: 2018 01 18: Modigliani

18 January 2018 Modigliani Tate Modern Reviewed by William Morton A great exhibition of the work of an artist whose individual style is instantly recognisable. Amedeo Modigliani was born in 1884 in Livorno, Italy into a Sephardic Jewish family.  Although initially rich, they later faced financial problems.  Amedeo himself suffered from tuberculosis when young.  He… Continue reading Issue 137: 2018 01 18: Modigliani

Issue 137: 2018 01 18: East

18 January 2018 East, a play by Steven Berkoff The King’s Head Theatre reviewed by Adam McCormack Star rating: ***** Written in 1975, you could be forgiven for thinking that Steven Berkoff’s East, a portrayal of life in the East End of London, would be something of a period piece, but you could not be… Continue reading Issue 137: 2018 01 18: East

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