Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Love of the Nightingale [2011]

The Love of the Nightingale (***) [published on thegizzlereview.com]

BY ED NIGHTINGALE Entering the space, bodies litter the floor, moaning, writhing. In the centre is a tall, cage-like column structure, phallic and imposing. The bodies move with an alien quality, muscles glimmering in the subtle lighting. This opening was a springboard for an intensly physical performance of feminist playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker’s work, which adapts … Continue reading

Article / Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Love of the Nightingale [2011] / WhatsOnStage.com / Writing: Journalism

Preview Article: Year of the Monkey: The return of rep?

With foundation courses at drama schools becoming increasingly competitive, Fourth Monkey Theatre Company is offering another alternative to actors in need of training: “Year of the Monkey”, a combined training programme and repertory company. Fifty-four young actors (all 18-30 years old) will receive a year’s worth of part-time training, as well as perform in 12 … Continue reading

Directing/Producing / Reviews / The Love of the Nightingale [2011]

The Love of the Nightingale (***) [published on thepublicreviews.com]

BY VICKY BELL The Love Of A Nightingale is as close as it gets to the perfect play for young actors to cut their teeth on. Based on the Greek tragedy of Philomela and retold by Timberlake Wertenbaker with a feminist twist the story is full of desire, power and horror. How then did this … Continue reading