John O’Brien has reviewed “Betrayal” by Harold Pinter currently showing at the Harold Pinter Theatre:- First off I should declare that Charlie Cox is my wife’s cousin. So caveat emptor or reader beware. This production of “Betrayal”, Harold Pinter’s 1978 play about his extramarital affair with Joan Bakewell, the so […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 27-05-2010 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with Con O'Neill / Jamie Lloyd / Jaye Griffiths / Oscar Wilde / Zawe Ashton
I saw Salome by Oscar Wilde at The Richmond Theatre last night. Not at all what I was expecting. This was a bold new production, set in a very bleak almost post apocalyptic hell hole. A bare, raw stage with only a large sandpit, oily puddles, ladder rungs and harsh lighting from which to display the cast members. And what a beautiful bunch of bodies they were to behold. All muscular and bare torsoed in a savage and harsh landscape. Lots of blood, guts and vomiting added to the nightmare scenery. The play is directed by Jamie Lloyd who is an Associate Director of the Donmar – where given the central stage I imagine the performance would work extremely well.
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