The Master Builder, Ibsen, The Old Vic SE1

The Master Builder, Halvard Solness, is universally acknowledged by his townsfolk as a lucky man: self-made and supremely successful in business, his good fortune is not due to skill or merit, but to a terrible accident many years ago, which also killed his twin sons and destroyed his marriage. However, it also gave him the…

Ding, dong, the Sphinx is dead: Mark Antony Turnage’s Greek at ROH Linbury

Sophocles in the 1980s: Mark Antony Turnage shapes Berkoff’s contemporary East End vision of Oedipus under Thatcherism – via Tufnell Park, football crowds and a very sinister café – into opera. Music Theatre Wales’ strong production, led by Marcus Farnsworth as Eddy: the original m****rf****r. Music Theatre Wales’ simple set (ordinary clothes, white formica furniture,…