Lyonesse, Edward Scissorhands and Cold War…
🎙️Featuring the reviews of Lyonesse, Edward Scissorhands, Cold War and House of Bernarda Alba.
Embark on a journey through the realms of love, passion, and reclusive mystery in the latest episode of our podcast. Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James lead the cast in Penelope Skinner’s searingly funny and passionate new play, Lyonesse, directed by Ian Rickson. Join Elaine, a talented but reclusive actress, as she summons Kate, a young film executive, to her remote Cornish home, unravelling a story that remained hidden for 30 years.
Experience the magic of Matthew Bourne’s dance production of Edward Scissorhands, a tale that has captured hearts worldwide since its premiere in 2005. Based on Tim Burton’s classic movie, this production, featuring the enchanting music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies, weaves a bittersweet story of an incomplete boy navigating a strange new world.
Journey back to communist-controlled Poland in Cold War at Almeida Theatre, a tender and tragic love story brilliantly translated to the stage by Conor McPherson. Adapted from Paweł Pawlikowski’s Academy Award-nominated film, the play spans decades and the divided breadth of Europe. With traditional Polish songs, stirring choral arrangements, and music from Grammy Award-winner Elvis Costello, witness a doomed love story brilliantly told, featuring lead performances to die for from Anya Chalotra and Luke Thallon.
House of Bernarda Alba:
Explore the intense and oppressive world of House of Bernarda Alba at the National Theatre, where disobedience is no longer tolerated. Harriet Walter plays the formidable matriarch, navigating the consequences of oppressing women in this pitch-black drama. Directed by Rebecca Frecknall, this radical adaptation by Alice Birch of Federico García Lorca’s modern masterpiece promises a gripping exploration of family, desire, and the boundaries of societal expectations.
Tune in for an episode filled with theatrical brilliance, featuring stellar performances, poignant stories, and the transformative power of stagecraft. It’s a journey through time, emotions, and the human experience you won’t want to miss.