Nothing happens. Nobody comes, nobody goes. It’s awful. These are not my words, dear reader, these are the words of Estragon – a character from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. While this exclamation of frustration seems rather simplistic, it does...
Performed at the Norwich Theatre Royal as part of the Glyndebourne Tour, Brett Dean’s adaptation of Hamlet has been greatly praised since it was launched last June at the Glyndebourne festival. The adaptation brings to life Shakespeare’s play, with...
Watching Glyndebourne's adaptation of Rossini's Il Barbieri Di Siviglia at Norwich Theatre Royal felt like catching up with old friends. The director, Annabel Arden, brought to life Gioachino Rossini’s hilarious Spanish opera in a modernised way. Each character would stumble,...
Kamila Shamsie is a British Pakistani novelist whose latest book, Home Fire, which adapts the ancient Greek play Antigone by Sophocles into contemporary settings around the world, has recently been published. The Author writes passionately about both London and her...
Upon arrival at Norwich Theatre Royal, we are invited into the as-of-yet empty auditorium. The stage has been transformed into a geometrically precise box, complete with plastered walls and false concrete flooring (real concrete doesn’t go well with touring). In...
The thought that a medium could be a playful, simple art, reminiscent of our childhood, or an aesthetic representation of intimate, complex subjects seems unfathomable. However, illustrators frequently express both notions, seemingly with ease, con rming the exibility and...