Ibsen’s searing masterpiece Hedda Gabler comes to the stage in this blistering new version adapted by Lazarus Associate Director Sara Reimers.
Lord of the Flies Q&A video and photos: Are humans inherently good or evil?
Last night I chaired my second of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre Company as part of their 2019 residency at Greenwich Theatre - their highly acclaimed return production of Lord of the Flies.
Q&A podcast and photos: Is Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic?
Is Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic? Particularly with its treatment of spirited Kate, the Shrew of the title, who is starved and mentally tormented (gaslighting long before Patrick Hamilton, Ingrid Bergman or Donald Trump).
Q&A photos and podcast: A return to Brechtian politics via The Caucasian Chalk Circle
What would Bertolt Brecht have made of Donald Trump? Brecht's "epic theatre" was sparked by the rise of Nazism in 1930s Germany. Many pundits have likened the political period we've now entered with that dark decade of the twentieth century.
Photos and podcast: Nearly 300 years on, why does The Beggar’s Opera still resonate?
There's something in the water with The Beggar's Opera at the moment. Lazarus Theatre's new, modern-dress, 80-minute version at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre is the third major London presentation of the story of womanising highwayman Macheath this year.
Photos and podcast: Why we should edit classics like Hamlet and Marlowe’s Tamburlaine
A couple of weeks ago, as part of the ongoing Hamlet hysteria, I was amazed that such an apparent uproar was caused by director Lyndsey Turner's experimenting with the placement of the play's most famous soliloquy, "To be or not to be".