Archive for the 'Jasper Britton' Category

Review – Oedipus with Ralph Fiennes, National Theatre

Tuesday 14 October 2008

The Whingers love their mothers of course, just not in that way.

But how could they resist the opportunity to take in Ralph Fiennes as that titular and original mother-f**** Oedipus at the National Theatre?

Oedipal themes then; whatever made director Jonathan Kent* think of Fiennes for this? Was he having a larf? Not of course that we’re implying anything Oedipal in Fiennes relationship with Francesca Annis but they were famously coupled after starring together when she played Gertrude to Fiennes’ Hamlet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review – Fram at the National Theatre

Thursday 17 April 2008

All credit to the National: they never are averse
To staging something radical and this play is in verse!

It’s written by a Harrison and Tony is his name
Our “foremost theatre poet” so the NT website claims.

We tried to name some others but our efforts were in vain
And do not recommend it for a fun-filled drinking game. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Plague Over England by Nicholas de Jongh, Finborough Theatre

Wednesday 5 March 2008

Well, what a disappointment.

Not the play. That was fine.

But the critical reception? Very disappointing. Read the rest of this entry »