The tagline says "mischievously adapted"; I say hijacked. Working with director John Tiffany for the first time since Tony-winning musical "Once," Irish playwright Enda Walsh has done a number on…
Royal Court Theater
Hyper-alert Andrew Scott is ideal casting for Paul, the central role of “Birdland,” the latest play by Simon Stephens (“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”). We never hear him sing but…
When former German international soccer player and sometime English league player Thomas Hitzelsperger came out earlier this month it made headlines not just in the U.K. but around the world. In the…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Dennis Kelly, Tony-winning bookwriter of the musical "Matilda," is second only to Caryl Churchill as the U.K.'s most ambitious and iconoclastic dramatist. "The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas,"…
Believe the buzz. “Choir Boy,” the small but mighty coming-of-age play by Tarell Alvin McCraney ("The “Brother/Sister Plays") that melted frosty British hearts at the Royal Court last year, deserves…
With 20 actors racing between 50 roles across a time-traveling plot, Bruce Norris' "The Low Road" is a cross between a pageant and a parable. Dominic Cooke's supremely witty, fleet-footed production…
The sibling showdown at the end of the dysfunctional family drama "No Quarter" -- in which playwright Polly Stenham underlines the importance of choice and responsibility -- is truthful and telling.
Lucy Kirkwood's scathing Royal Court debut isn't short of an idea. But the more she extends her satirical proposition, the thinner the drama becomes.
Five world preems including "The Low Road," by Pulitzer and Tony winner Bruce Norris ("Clybourne Park"), and "No Quarter," by Polly Stenham, headline Dominic Cooke's outgoing season as a.d. of…
No one has ever accused stage scribe Tarell Alvin McCraney of aiming low, and he's certainly not bucking his own trend with "Choir Boy."
Ironically, highly entertaining though this sharp comedy initially is, fully dramatic it isn't.