Best Alternative Christmas Shows for 2012

Somehow, it’s that time of year again. The Coca-Cola advert is on, shop windows are adorned with self-adhesive snowflakes, and bank balances are bracing themselves for a mass exodus. Yes, it really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But Christmas doesn’t necessarily mean you have to endure cheesy pantomimes (or even very good … More Best Alternative Christmas Shows for 2012

Review: Timon of Athens

Canary Wharf, the business sector of London, high-flying men and women gathering at Lord Timon’s table, impressed once more at this great man’s generosity. Yet his well-intentioned steward looks on in dismay at the lavish feast and expensive gifts being lavished upon these guests. That is the (updated) premise of Shakespeare’s little known Timon of … More Review: Timon of Athens

Review: 13

The world is much like our own. Student protests, anxious politicians, struggling individuals. United by a shared night-terror of destruction, and brought together by a prodigal Welshman, the people in Mike Bartlett’s 13 begin to question. Everything. A vast cube emerges out of the misty abyss of the Olivier’s backstage and becomes an imposing presence … More Review: 13