I was expecting something plodding and staid, after all principal actors from the Maly Theatre of St Petersburg first performed this piece in London in 2005 and I was sceptical that it could feel fresh and energised after years of repetition. I'm happy to report that I was wrong, this is an exquisite, often revelatory production of the melancholy Russian masterpiece that is both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny.
Theatre News and Reviews
Review: The Maly Theatre of St Petersburg in UNCLE VANYA at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket
By Phil Willmott Friday, May 18 2018, 14:46
Review: THE BUZZ at The Bread and Roses Theatre
By Nastazja Domaradzka Thursday, May 17 2018, 17:37
As a woman living in the #metoo world I can tell you one thing for sure, it’s been tough. I mean it’s always been tough but the last few months have been particularly hard. Whilst the movement has brought a certain level of awareness regarding the problem of sexual harassment and sexual violence towards women, it also exposed women to constant triggers, as the conversation is happening in the media pretty much all the time.
Review: RED at the Wyndham’s Theatre
By Phil Willmott Thursday, May 17 2018, 15:43
We knew John Logan’s play for two actors, RED, was a fine piece of writing when it was premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009 and went on to win Tony awards for many involved. However given the chance to see it again in a revival of Michael Grandage's delicious original production it’s apparent that it’s more than that. It’s rather brilliant.
Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in Red. Photo by Johan Persson.
Preview: The Shroud Maker
By Phil Willmott Monday, May 14 2018, 15:48
Theatre Maker Ahmed Masoud introduces a celebration of Palestinian Performance in London.
We asked playwright, director and academic, Ahmed Masoud about the inspiration behind his work, part of @70, this weeks Celebration of Contemporary Palestinian Culture, in London.
Review: LIFE AND FATE at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
By Stuart King Monday, May 14 2018, 09:23
Some theatre companies are cloaked in such international prestige, that announcements of their intention to perform a limited season in a major city will drive a surge in box office receipts. So it is, with St Petersburg’s Maly Drama Theatre.
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