Carousel of Fantasies

Categories: Arts & Culture
Blogger: Matt Trueman
Description: London theatre reviews. The contents of this blog should be shouted down, ridiculed and torn apart. Please comment and polemicize.

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January 18th
Written for Culture WarsThe Future Show starts with its own ending and carries on from there, into its own inevitable applause and curtain call, out of the door at the back of the stage and off into life. Deborah Pearson’s final exit is just as much… Continue Reading
January 14th
Written for Culture WarsDoes puppetry need a demonstration of technique? Not in Kneehigh’s adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s fable, it doesn’t. Isn’t the art in the animation? Nope, not here. The game is already won. It was wo… Continue Reading
January 7th
Written for Culture WarsTub-thumping. Valve-busting. Memory-staining. The show that relaunched the Roundhouse Fuerzabruta, now ten years old, is as exhilarating as ever. Stand in the middle of it, blasted by wind, rain and confetti, with bass shaking your… Continue Reading
December 17th
Written for Culture WarsSeven years ago, Schiller was all over Shaftesbury Avenue. Not once, but twice, thanks to Phyllida Lloyd’s Mary Stuart, originally at the Donmar, and Michael Grandage’s Don Carlos, down from the Sheffield Crucible. I&rs… Continue Reading
December 11th
Written for Culture WarsE.V. Crowe’s Hero is more conflicted than its sexually-confused protagonist Jamie, a married man who seems to be repressing both homosexuality and homophobia. You sense a young playwright trying – and ultimately failing… Continue Reading