Old Vid In Camera – Three Kings

On Friday it was finally time to experience the Old Vic’s second installment of their live streaming program, In Camera – Three Kings, with Andrew Scott. It had been postponed a few times due to health reasons and was now being streamed from the empty auditorium. This one-person play was specifically written by Stephen Beresford…

In Camera – Lungs

To kick of the Old Vic’s new live-streamed theatre series In Camera, Claire Foy and Matt Smith starred in a production of Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs. In Camera is a new creative idea to still provide live theatre while staying socially distanced. Instead of heading to the theatre, ticket holders can log in to Zoom and…

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…