Present Laughter

I read about the announcement of a new production of Present Laughter At The Old Vic, starring Andrew Scott and Indira Varma, directed by Matthew Warchus. It soundes intriguing, and I love seeing Andrew Scott on stage, so I grabbed a pair of tickets and headed off to the Old Vic on Monday the 24th….

The American Clock

Last night I got to see The American Clock at the Old Vic theatre. The theatre is currently undergoing refurbishments, and I was worried this would impact on the experience, but they were very organised and well prepared. There are currently no loos available in the building, ample temporary facilities on the side of the…

Woyzeck

I had been waiting for months to see Woyzeck at the Old Vic. Georg Büchner’s unfinished play is such a visceral, interesting portrait of struggle, I was quite excited to see Jack Thorne’s new, modernised interpretation. Unfortunately it didn’t quite live up to my excitement.  The story is transformed and modernised to show the struggle of…

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

I couldn’t pass up the chance to see Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly absurdist play. In case you haven’t been introduced to the glory that is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, it is a play about the two minor side-characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet who can’t quite remember where they came from, just having popped into existence, and…

Art

The Old Vic was showing a twentieth anniversary production of Art, starring Rufus Sewell, Tim Key, and Paul Ritter. The play centers around three friends who become embroiled in small scale warfare over a disagreement about art. It all starts with a specific artwork and becomes a fight about art in general, the purpose and usefulness…