Month: March 2010

Andersen’s English (Out of Joint at West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jerusalem (Apollo Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Beating Berlusconi (York Theatre Royal), Murder in Samarkand (BBC Radio 4) w/c 22nd February 2010

The outsider seemed to be dominating the theatre in the performances that I have seen over the last few weeks.  I had listened  to David Hare’s radio play Murder in Samarkand on iPlayer, and following this saw several theatre productions which had the outsider as an ongoing theme.  Murder in Samarkand told the story of Craig Murray (played by David Tennant), who…

Read more Andersen’s English (Out of Joint at West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jerusalem (Apollo Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), Beating Berlusconi (York Theatre Royal), Murder in Samarkand (BBC Radio 4) w/c 22nd February 2010

Frankie and Johnnie (West Yorkshire Playhouse, 18th February 2010)

Watching Frankie and Johnnie at the West Yorkshire Playhouse felt like a very intense two hours.  The play explored the lives of two lonely people getting together after they have had sex on their first date.   It focuses on the conversations between Frankie and Johnnie who both work together in a diner.  The characters move through a range of emotions and there is some humour. …

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