Review Round Up: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Trafalgar Studios

We round up the latest reviews for this new production directed by Simon Evans. The Upcoming: **** “Much of the production’s force stems from the strong acting. Both Stephens and Skinner are funny, miserable and believable; they are particularly human, and one can hardly help sympathising with both of them given the circumstances, even when… Read More

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PREVIEW: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Trafalgar Studios

Simon Evans is set to direct a new production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 21st September. It has been announced that Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner will lead the cast in Simon Evans’ production of A Day in the Death of Joe… Read More

REVIEW: Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios

Simon Evans build up the tension beautifully in this grippingly intense production as Emma Clarendon found when she paid a visit to the Trafalgar Studios.  It is safe to say that after watching this brilliantly gripping production of Killer Joe my nerves were effectively torn to shreds thanks to the way in which Simon Evans… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Killer Joe

The full cast for the upcoming production of Killer Joe has been confirmed.  Joining the previously announced Hollywood star Orlando Bloom in Simon Evans’s production will be Sophie Cookson, Adam Gillen, Neve McIntosh and Steffan Rhodri. The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective… Read More

NEWS: Orlando Bloom to Star in Killer Joe at Trafalgar Studios

The Hollywood actor will star in the production directed by Simon Evans at the Trafalgar Studios from the 18th May.  It has been announced today that the Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings actor will play a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in multi award-winning Tracy Letts’ blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe.… Read More

REVIEW: The Best Man, Playhouse Theatre

Gore Vidal’s insightful look into the American elections is sharply written – but does it reveal anything about the world of politics that we didn’t already know?  Has politics really changed over the years or has it, as this production of Gore Vidal’s 1960 play proves, just the names involved that have changed? Set against… Read More

REVIEW: Hamlet, Park Theatre

This family orientated interpretation of Shakespeare’s play is an interesting concept but lacks depth and characterisation.  A ninety minute Hamlet plus a cast formed of three members of the same family makes for an intriguing prospect, suggesting a fresh and lively new interpretation. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite work, coming across as a selection of the… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for UK Tour of The Best Man

Further casting for the upcoming UK tour of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man has been confirmed.  Martin Shaw is William Russell, esteemed ex-Secretary of State and a US presidential candidate with a philandering reputation. Jeff Fahey is Joseph Cantwell, an ambitious populist newcomer, opposing Russell for the party nomination. Neck and neck, the only thing… Read More

Review Round Up: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse

Lenny Henry makes his Donmar debut in the theatre’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s play. Here is what critics have been saying about the production so far…  The Guardian: **** “The second half loses momentum in parts – fault of the hotchpotch structure – but this show, if it is theatrical polish you are after, shines.”… Read More

REVIEW: Fool for Love, Found111

As ever with this quirky venue,this show focuses on the rawness of human emotions and memory that reveals dark secrets…  Simon Evans delivers an electrifying and yet at times disturbing production of Sam Shepard’s examination of the contrary nature of love through one couple’s eyes. Eddie and May are a pair who are caught in… Read More