Tag Archives: Donmar production

Derek Jacobi as King Lear, Richmond Theatre, April 2011

From the first moments of irascible folly to the final moments of grief as he cradles the body of his dearest Cordelia, Derek Jacobi’s Lear came alive on stage in a way that made this relatively long play seem to race past in no time. The production by Michael Grandage, touring from the Donmar, uses …

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Hamlet, Donmar production, Wyndham’s Theatre, August 2009

Altogether this was a good production, well worth seeing, but I wish Hamlet’s speeches had been given with less force and more subtlety.

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Madame de Sade, in a Donmar production at Wyndham’s Theatre, May 2009

… while de Sade himself may have appealed to masochists, I did not realise you had to be a theatrical masochist to sit through this stuff.

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