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Author - Sam Taylor

Amadeus at The National

Best known as a 1985 Oscar-winning film, Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus returns to the stage in a blockbuster production at The National.  Under the narrative guidance of Antonio Salieri (Lucian Msamati), court composer to the Austrian King, the play...

SE1 at Platform

Last week the Young Vic’s Young Ambassadors presented the maiden performance of SE1, a forty-five minute exploration of modern life in London’s breathless sprawl. The play, co-written by Dorcas Ayeni-Stevens and Alastair Curtis, is formed from a...

The Alchemist at The Barbican

A fast-paced farce set in 17th century plague-ridden London, the RSC’s production of The Alchemist sparkles with bright comic performances. Ken Nwosu shines as butler Jeremy (aka charmer conman Face). When his master leaves London to escape the...

Algiers – ‘Symbolic Intervention’

In 1965, with war raging in Vietnam and racial tension at home, Marvin Gaye asked himself: “With the world exploding around me, how am I supposed to keep singing love songs?” From Bob Dylan to Public Enemy, Billie Holiday to Fela Kuti, protest music...