Review Round Up: Lucia di Lammermoor, Royal Opera House

Katie Mitchell’s production of Donizetti’s opera is revived at the Royal Opera House. But what have critics had to say about it?  The Guardian: **** “all ears as well as eyes are on Lisette Oropesa. Lucia is her first Royal Opera role, and the Cuban American soprano is sensationally good.” The Stage: ***** “Audiences for this revival… Read More

Review Round Up: Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court Theatre

Katie Mitchell directs Alice Birch’s play, being performed at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the theatre’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme. But what have critics been saying about it?  Culture Whisper: **** “Birch and Mitchell trace one story, following the tangle of genetics and trauma to show corrosion and recovery.” Time Out: ***** “It’s Mitchell’s… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for Alice Birch’s Anatomy of a Suicide at the Royal Court

The Royal Court have confirmed casting for Katie Mitchell’s production of Alice Birch’s new play, arriving at the theatre from the 3rd June.  “My mother always said to Live Big. Live as much as I could.” Three generations of women. For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy.… Read More

PREVIEW: Written on Skin, Royal Opera House

Taking to the stage from the 13th January, this is the first revival of George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s opera.  This co-commissioned production with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and The Royal Opera, is the first full-length opera from British composer George Benjamin and British playwright Martin Crimp. Directed by… Read More

Review Roundup…Lucia di Lammermoor @Royal Opera House

Another year and yet another controversial production comes to the Royal Opera House. But despite some of the disturbing scenes included, what do the critics think about Katie Mitchell’s production?  The Guardian: ***Tim Ashley thought that: “this is ultimately a version of the opera rather than an interpretation, and the stagecraft can be over-complicated.” The… Read More

Review Roundup…Cleansed @National Theatre

Sarah Kane’s play is brutally brought back to the stage in a new production directed by Katie Mitchell and has already (according to reports) caused people to faint.  The Guardian: *** Michael Billington found that: “for all the play’s visceral power, it left me feeling drained rather than shocked into new awareness.” The Independent: ***… Read More