Belvoir St Theatre

Life of Galileo (Belvoir St Theatre)

Ian Dickson
09 August 2019

You plan to present a new radical production of Hamlet. More

Letters to the Editor - December 2016

23 November 2016

Parallel importation

Dear Editor,
I’d like to thank Colin Golvan QC for his intelligent, articulate, and well-argued response to the Productivity Commission report’s proposed changes to parallel importations and fair use, published as both a podcast and a brief commentary by ABR (November 2016 ... More

Faith Healer (Belvoir St Theatre) ★★★1/2

Ian Dickson
28 October 2016

Brian Friel’s play Faith Healer is now considered to be, if not his masterpiece Translations (1980) probably takes that distinction at least one of More

Twelfth Night ★★★1/2 (Belvoir St Theatre)

Ian Dickson
01 August 2016

In his introduction to the Folio Society edition of Twelfth Night, Peter Hall describes the play as a transitional work. Moving on from the light-heartedness of A Mi More

Mother Courage and Her Children (Belvoir St Theatre)

Ian Dickson
15 June 2015

As our government prepares to increase our involvement in a Middle Eastern disaster we should never have taken part in, Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children seems more pertinent than ever.

The theatre of Bertolt Brecht has always pr ... More

The fifty-seventh summer of Ray Lawler’s great play

John Rickard
01 February 2012

‘This harsh, cawing, strongly felt play’

by John Rickard



I first saw Summer of the Seventeenth Doll in 1957 in London, of all places. I remember feeling some pride in seeing the symbolic kewpie doll presiding over the New Theatre in the heart of the West End. June Jago’s performance as Olive has stayed ... More