Posts Tagged ‘Oliver Chris’

My favourite play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream(REVIEW LINKED), in London’s newest and best theatre, The Bridge. Nicholas Hytner’s spectacular production is innovative in staging and action. I’ve seen so many versions, and this must be just about the best. Even if you don’t read the reviews, follow the link and look at the pictures, It features Oliver Chris and Gwendoline Christie, Brieene of Tarth in A Game of Thrones as Oberon and Titania, and controversially switches their lines.



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On 17th November 1603, Sir Walter Ralegh was tried for treason in Winchester’s Great Hall. Shakespeare’s Globe take us back to the actual day in the actual place for Ralegh: The Treason Trial. (FOLLOW LINK TO REVIEW). A fascinating recreation / play.



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London’s first new commercial theatre in 80 years, The Bridge, opens with YOUNG MARX by Richard Bean & Chris Coleman, starring Rory Kinnear as Marx and Oliver Chris as Engels. And it’s very funny. Don’t look for debates on dialectical materialism! The review also has pictures of the new Bridge Theatre and its location.

l-r Rory Kinnear (Karl Marx) Oliver Chris (Friedrich Engels) Harriet & Rupert Turnbull (Marx Children) & Nancy Carroll (Jenny von Westphalen) photo by Manuel Harlan_preview


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Review of the National Theatre’s Twelfth Night, featuring Tamsin Greig as a female “Malvolia”. As lavish a production as you can get too. But … does it bring out the play’s intrinsic “Aaah!” factor?


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Review added of Fracked! Or Please Don’t Use The F-Word. (FOLLOW LINK) by Alistair Beaton at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre. This is a new play (complete with Brexit jokes) that divided the critics. W thought it both funny, and an interesting look at “democracy” rather than simply “hydraulic fracking.” Oliver Chris is the PR Man for Deerland Energy, who want to start fracking in Elizabeth (Anne Reid) and Jack’s  (James Bolam) village.


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