A run-down, cheaply veneered wood-panelled office, sticks of dilapidated waiting room furniture, a gas heater and a wall mounted payphone which (when it rings), is answered “Car service” by the disparate group of constantly revolving drivers. We’re in a Pittsburgh Jitney - one of those cheap-not-legit taxi services used by the poorer spectrum of society and run by those needing to earn a few extra bucks.
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Review: THAT IS NOT WHO I AM (RAPTURE) at The Royal Court
By Stuart King Sunday, June 19 2022, 00:01
A considerable amount of cloak and dagger hype has surrounded Dave Davidson’s first produced play now shocking audiences at the Royal Court — as befits a playwright who (as the blurb suggested), has worked in the security industry for nearly four decades!
“When Ollie has his identity stolen on the internet, it’s bad enough. But soon it’s not just his online life collapsing – his real life is being stolen too. Who is the person really doing and saying these awful things? And who can Ollie trust to see the real him when the world sees him as a monster? Did the real him ever exist in the first place?”
Priyanga Burford, Siena Kelly, Jake Davies in That Is Not Who I Am at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Review: THE CONVERT, Above the Stag Theatre (Vauxhall)
By Stuart King Friday, June 10 2022, 09:25
Taken to The Facility, an institution for corrective measures which exists in an unspecified future time and place, we learn how two inmates Alix and Marcus undergo curative therapy and hope to avoid being sent to the Other Place from which no-one ever returns.
Review: TONY! THE TONY BLAIR ROCK OPERA at Park Theatre
By Stuart King Wednesday, June 8 2022, 23:33
Park Theatre has achieved something of a coup in landing TONY! which was the hot ticket among the theatre Press corps on Wednesday evening, mainly due to the involvement of comedian Harry Hill who has provided the book.
Kaye Brown, Charlie Baker and Gary Trainor in Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] at Park Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet.
Review: THE RITE OF SPRING at Sadler’s Wells
By Stuart King Wednesday, June 8 2022, 10:17
Pina Bausch’s ground-breaking 1975 choreography for Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring has remained intact but here, embodied by a new generation of dancers assembled from various African countries, it has taken on an ecological urgency all its own.
The Rite of Spring at Sadler's Wells.
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