Bracing snapshot of the Deep South & a salute to traditional theatrical making

The Brothers Size | The Young Vic | ***** Words by Danyal Ahmed Khalik Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size, staged originally 11 years ago returned to the Young Vic with an even more striking and imposing run. Like Moonlight, this play is a coming-of-age production, this being the story of two black brother’s struggle for social progression in the Deep South. And given … Continue reading Bracing snapshot of the Deep South & a salute to traditional theatrical making

Albion (Ahmed’s Review)

Albion | Almedia Theatre | ***** Words by Danyal Ahmed Khalik Almedia’s recent play, Albion, is fantastic drop of poetic that smoothly works on a variety of diverse levels in terms of its exquisite nuances, allowing it to interrogate ideas relating to nationalism, nostalgia and domestic dysfunction. At its core, the play is situated inside the English countryside- a metaphor for Brexit one may speculate. It … Continue reading Albion (Ahmed’s Review)

Albion – Almeida Theatre (George’s Review)

  Words by George Clark Keep off the grass – Albion shows that keeping the world out does not make for a happy society. The Mike Bartlett/ Rupert Goold production partnership is no stranger to finding controversy through social commentary; with ‘King Charles III’ raising questions regarding the nature of the British monarchy as well as the hierarchical system as a whole. And if that … Continue reading Albion – Almeida Theatre (George’s Review)