Charlotte Johnson reviews All My Sons, playing at the Royal Exchange until October 2013.
When launching the annual Bruntwood Playwriting Prize at the Royal Exchange in Manchester earlier this year, Dame Jenni Murray stated the importance of strong roles for women. She was, however, preaching to the converted. The Exchange’s Autumn/Winter season has had many such roles (not least among them was Lady in Orpheus Descending) and it ends Continue Reading
Polly Findlay’s production of The Country Wife at the Royal Exchange is a rampantly sexualised farce set in Seventeenth Century London. The play, so scandalised censors that it was not performed for 200 years; William Wycherley rips apart all decent behaviour in the comic romp. Young wits cuckold jealous husbands from start to finish. This Continue Reading