Barbican – Silk Street Theatre
Photo by Johan Persson
This production was by Cheek by Jowl, a company known for the strength of their ensemble casts*, their international tours (and producing plays in a number of languages) and for their production of The Winter’s Tale which has been on in St Petersburg for 20 years. This is not that production.
It’s depressingly autumnal at the moment, isn’t it? All that rain and it feels more like November than August (at least it isn’t as dark as November). So instead of a summer fun I’m in the mood for the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness*.
12th December 2014
Another unusual venue, this one – The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, which is situated above a pub in Kentish Town. And when I say above a pub I means this very literally – when the show’s about to start, a bell rings, a door in the wall of the pub opens, and the audience goes up to a space above the main bar.* As you might therefore expect, this means it is a very intimate space – more a studio than a grand theatre, and with little in the way of set (but a seemingly pretty fancy light rig).