Tag Archives: The Old Vic

THEATRE REVIEW: Spacey, Goldblum in ‘Speed the Plow’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – David Mamet’s 20-year-old play “Speed-the-Plow,” which uses the ruthless setting of a Hollywood studio to explore male chicanery and misogyny, looks fresh and scintillating in Matthew Warchus’ new Old Vic production starring Kevin Spacey and … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘All About My Mother’ at The Old Vic

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Great movies become good remakes almost never, but Samuel Adamson’s inventive, funny and touching play “All About My Mother,” based on Pedro Almo-dovar’s Oscar-winning 1999 film, makes a strong case at the Old Vic that … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Robert Lindsay in ‘The Entertainer’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The shadow of Laurence Olivier’s performance as Archie Rice looms so large over John Osborne’s 1956 play “The Entertainer” that it’s almost surprising to rediscover what a sturdy piece of work it is. Robert Lindsay, … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Arthur Miller’s ‘Resurrection Blues’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Still full of mischief after all these years, maverick director Robert Altman’s iconoclastic touch does wonders for Arthur Miller’s last play, “Resurrection Blues,” a clunky political satire that is having virtually its world premiere at … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kevin Spacey as ‘Richard II’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kevin Spacey brings his penetrating wit to the title role of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” at the Old Vic and helps director Trevor Nunn’s modern-dress production achieve a thoroughly modern relevance. Men in suits armed with … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Maria Goos’ ‘Cloaca’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The first play that Kevin Spacey has chosen to direct in his first season as artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre Company is curiously flat and uninvolving. Dutch playwright Maria Goos’ story of four … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Ben Whishaw in Trevor Nunn’s ‘Hamlet’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Trevor Nunn’s breathtaking new production of “Hamlet” sees the Danish prince as James Dean in “East of Eden,” an immature and deeply torn young man whose love for his father and conflicted feelings for his … Continue reading

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