Elling Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Simon Bent, based on the novel by Ingvar Ambjørnsen) Circa Theatre; Circa One (June 30– July 24) Elling has twice suffered postponement with Covid lockdown restrictions, cancelled altogether last year and then its opening week was delayed for this season given the temporary move to level 2 – meaning […]
Waiting For Godot Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Samuel Beckett) Circa Theatre; Circa One (May 4 – June 1) Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot is as close to his existential novels as it is to his other theatre pieces – and when it first arrived on the stage post WWII, pre-The Beatles, it was a revelation. Remarkably, it still is. “Nothing to be done?” We are told/asked early on […]
Welcome to episode 138 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library to access each new episode; or […]
The Lie Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Florian Zeller; translated by Christopher Hampton) Circa Theatre; Circa One (April 7 – May 5) The Lie is the latest by the brilliant French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller. Here, again, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed for Circa by Ross Jolly – as was the case, last […]
The Father Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Florian Zeller; translated by Christopher Hampton) Circa Theatre; Circa One (Oct 14 – Nov 11) The Father manages that rare feat: to be profoundly moving and deeply, often darkly, hilarious. Florian Zeller’s script is a masterpiece, the writing just about perfect, an examination of the cruelty of aging […]
WEED Direction: Ross Jolly (written by Anthony McCarten) Circa Theatre; Circa One (July 1 – 29) The play WEED was first performed as a contemporary piece – the playwright Anthony McCarten had the success of Ladies Night behind him and its 1990 premiere was at Circa Theatre in its earlier locale.