Reviews,Theatre

Hangmen

23 Dec , 2015  

Did you find that funny? Heaving a collective sigh of relief after the recent by-election in Oldham (the place just north of Manchester in which Martin McDonagh’s new play is set) there is, with some, still the bad aftertaste of having only narrowly avoided a renewed surge of ugly UKIP-led chauvinism. And it is indeed […]

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Reviews,Theatre

Lela and Co.

15 Sep , 2015  

“This isn’t a story anyone wants to hear,” Ian says to the soldier in Blasted when he describes a particularly brutal mutilation of a woman. It has been twenty years since Sarah Kane’s debut play about gin-soaked journalist Ian who rapes his teenager lover Cate confounded its audience with a startlingly stark vision of human […]

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