What better way to counter the invisibility of older women than by putting them on stage? Caryl Churchill's new play at the Royal Court, coming soon after last fall’s “Here We Go” at the National…
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At the village hall, the choirmaster brings news of a slight adjustment to the plan. "I've successfully equipped most of the choir with AK47s but I've had to plump for M16s for the altos because they…
One of the most resonant shocks of the powerful stage version of cult Swedish movie "Let the Right One In" is one of the simplest: the bringing up of the house-lights at the start of the…
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…
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."