Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Kent’

David Hare has re-imagined Ibsen’s Peer Gynt at the National Theatre, as PETER GYNT (follow link). This is a long, hugely theatrical production of the fantasy story with James McArdle in the lead role. It’s all in a contemporary setting with modern references. Incredible stagecraft (take a look at my review) but it veers from spectacular to boring. Unusually for the National Theatre, there were plenty of empty seats. You would get in. It’s worth it.


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Review of Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams at Chichester Festival Theatre. Directed by Jonathan Kent. Starring Marcia Gay Harden and Brian J. Smith. The play has its faults. Great performances.


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Review of Gypsy, (LINKED)  starring Imelda Staunton at Chichester Festival Theatre is linked. The first major UK production in forty years, this wonderful version is hoovering up five star reviews.


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