In The Republic of Happiness


In writing about this production, I’ve taken something of a counter-intuitive approach – or if not counter-intuitive, then certainly counter to conventional critical practice. I saw the show before Christmas without any intention of writing about it, subsequently discussed it in a seminar group, read all the reviews I could get my hands on, and … Continue reading

Review: Earthquakes in London, Richmond Theatre

Earthquakes In Londo#EF4FE1 credit Tristram Kenton

The planet is, according to Mike Bartlett, having its Weimar moment. The enemy of climate change is fast approaching, but instead of doing something about it we are partying at the cabaret. ‘Bad things are happening,’ as one hedonistic young character baldly states, ‘let’s bury our heads in the sand’. In this ambitious, sprawling epic, … Continue reading


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