Ladykiller, Pleasance

Image result for ladykiller, theatre, the thelmas

by Amy Toledano

Ladykiller by Madeline Gould is a grizzly dark comedy that turns the patriarchy on its head with its feminist theme. Produced by the Thelmas and directed by Madelaine Moore, this one-woman show leaves audiences tingling with fear from beginning to end and wondering if everything is really as it seems.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Feature | Addiction and the Audience in People, Places & Things

https://i0.wp.com/thestagereview.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Denise-Hough-and-company-in-People-Places-Things.-Photo-by-Johan-Persson..png?fit=1234%2C819&ssl=1

by guest critic Steven Strauss

Heaps of deserved praise has been showered on Jeremy Herrin’s production of Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places & Things, with much directed at Denise Gough’s thrillingly committed performance of a struggling actor in rehab. Yet after seeing it at Wyndham’s Theatre in mid-2016 then its New York City run this year, it’s easy to see there’s more to it than Gough. A second, transatlantic viewing proves just how thoroughly the production theatricalises addicts’ experiences in order to generate audience empathy with the struggle to overcome addiction.

Continue reading