Archive for the 'Michael Frayn' Category

Review – Afterlife by Michael Frayn, National Theatre

Thursday 12 June 2008

To stage one verse play may be regarded as a misfortune; to stage two looks like carelessness. Or malice.

Yes, after the unpleasantness of Fram, the National has contrived to prescribe for the general public’s indigestion yet another unpalatable dose of doggerel in the form of Michael Frayn’s Afterlife. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Absurdia, Donmar Warehouse

Tuesday 31 July 2007

What is the absurd? It’s difficult for the Whingers to say exactly.

Andrew knows that Phil must have quite a well-tuned sense of it judging by the choices he makes vis a vis his wardrobe; Phil believes Andrew must too on the basis of his oxymoronic “trendy beard”. But neither of them can pin it down more than that really.

So the opportunity to see Absurdia (a triple-bill of short British absurdist comedies) at The Donmar Warehouse presented an ideal opportunity to gen up. Read the rest of this entry »