Review Round Up: A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic Theatre

We round up the reviews for the world premiere production of Lucy Prebble’s reimagining of Luke Harding’s exposé of the events behind the notorious death of ex-FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko. The Guardian: **** “Prebble once again bases her play on fact, tells a complex story with great clarity and adopts a variety of techniques, including direct… Read More

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REVIEW: Berberian Sound Studio, Donmar Warehouse

As chilling as it is fascinating, Tom Scutt’s production is an  effective slow-burner that captures the audience’s attention as much as their imagination.   Based on the 2012 film by Peter Strickland, Berberian Sound Studio feels less like the horror film than a psychological drama that plays out beautifully well on the Donmar Warehouse’s stage. For those who like me who normally avoid anything relatively creepy,… Read More