A massive influence and guide a very funny man, but takes no prisoners. Brilliant.
Very moving and poetic television and an early Stepehen Frears piece.
Trevor (Neville Smith) is an unhappy Lecturer, then he is brutally attacked. He meets a bright student and implies a gay future for Trev. Fav line? I see the President of Rumania’s mother’s died. Eee, there’s always trouble for somebody!!
Did a Drama/History degree and we asked our lecturers could we do a production in Yr3? This was ours…two lonely people with a tragic secret.
Favs…Thora Hird in Cream Cracker…and Maggie Smith in Bed Among the Lentils.
What lingers in the memory, the Brechtian staging, the music of Handel and the spectacle of ‘mad George’ playing King Lear.
Lucky to see the original production twice. Read it before I saw it, I said to my wife the 2nd scene is in French!!! Great for belly laughs.
A difficult and challenging piece, a play within a play and an imaginary meeting between two giants. Some quality moments as always with Bennett
Thought it might be a one joke experience. But it was a hilarious, clever and moving experience
Was introduced to Caryl via an Omnibus programme on BBC and an extract from Top Girls. Marlene arguing with Joyce. Been a fan ever since.
depicts the Diggers and Ranters during the English Civil War, and their last desperate burst of revolutionary feeling before the restoration.. Challenging stuff
Saw this as a GCSE Drama piece, while working as a visiting examiner. The play examines gender and power relationships through the lens of 17th century witchcraft trials in England. The script employs features of the epic theatre and Bertolt Brecht, particularly the realistic use of songs. will never forget the opening, a character waking up on a road / bare stage.
First read this as a task on how to stage it, then went to see it. Amazing.
Didn’t see this, but a friend did. Probably would have coped with the rhyming couplets. Big hit
The Skriker Blending naturalism, horror and magical realism, it is a story of love, loss and revenge. Churchill forever pushing the boundaries.
Saw this at the Royal Court with Michael Gambon and Daniel Craig. Interesting.