Saturday, 9 February 2013

the judas kiss / no quarter

We finally got around to seeing David Hare's The Judas Kiss in the West End last night, after missing its original running at the Hampstead Theatre back in autumn last year. Hilarious, haunting and heartbreaking in almost equal measure, The Judas Kiss is a compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal. Rupert Everert, playing Oscar Wilde, was utterly mesmerising. Perhaps it would be a cliché to say so, but Everertt was surely born to play this role!

Talking of theatre, we also went to see our friend Polly Stenham's brilliant play No Quarter at the Royal Court a couple of weeks ago. It was a real triumph - a heady cocktail of unhinged characters, good jokes, chaotic larks and brilliant set design. Make sure to pick up a copy of the text, published by Faber and Faber. (Cover illustration by the very talented Fee Greening.)

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