Review Round Up: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida Theatre

We round up the reviews for Yael Farber’s new production now playing at the Almeida Theatre. The Stage: **** “Intense, atmospheric production featuring magnetic performances from James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan.” The Guardian: **** “The psychological terror is slow to rear and does not always lie in the usual places in Yaël Farber’s take on… Read More

PREVIEW: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida Theatre

The production is set to run at the Almeida Theatre from the 1st October until the 20th November. Full casting has been confirmed for Yaël Farber’s upcoming production of The Tragedy of Macbeth, taking to the Almeida Theatre stage later this year. Joining the previously announced James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth respectively… Read More

First Watch…Little Women

This 2019 film directed and adapted from the classic novel by Greta Gerwig is wonderfully warm and filled with passion. While this is not the first adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming of age story, this one by Greta Gerwig is spirited and wonderfully heartwarming to watch unfold over the course of two hours.… Read More

Review Round Up: Little Women

Greta Gerwig directs this new adaptation of the classic story – but what have the critics had to say about it? Irish Times: *** “It’s a ravishing spectacle. The trouble is that the unremitting gorgeousness robs the material of all its grit, of its satire, of the sense of precariousness that one experiences on the… Read More

First Impressions of…Little Women

This new film adaptation based on the classic novel features an impressive cast and is set to be released near Christmas. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, it has to be said this is still a story that will gain a whole new readership if Greta Gerwig’s lavish and spirited looking film is anything… Read More

REVIEW: Mary Queen of Scots

Saoirse Ronan offers a mesmerising and powerful performance. History books have not been kind in terms of the impressions that they give us of Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. Now Josie Rourke seeks to redress this issue by offering a refreshing perspective of both women (although of course mainly focusing more on Mary) struggling to do what was best… Read More

Review Round Up: On Chesil Beach

Saorise Ronan and Billy Howle star in this adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel. Here, Love London Love Culture round up the reviews…  The Guardian: *** “The movie is a muted elegy to emotional waste.” The Independent: **** “Director Dominic Cooke (best known for his work at the National Theatre and the Royal Court) has an… Read More

Review Round Up: Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf star in this coming of age film, written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…  The Guardian: ***** “There are such lovely performances here from Metcalf and Ronan, who are very moving as a mother-daughter pairing of anguish and love.” Irish Times: *****… Read More

Five Reasons Why You Should Watch Brooklyn

The winner of Best British Film at this year’s BAFTA awards and based on Colm Tôibín’s best selling novel has plenty to recommend it and here is a list of five good reasons why you need to watch it (in no particular order):  5. It’s a truly moving and heartwarming story: telling the story of one… Read More

REVIEW: Brooklyn

This charming and beautiful film based on Colm Tóibín’s novel shows what it is like when your heart is divided between two countries.  The story follows Eilis as she moves from Ireland to New York to start a new life. As she begins to settle down and enjoy her new life, a family tragedy calls her… Read More