Monday, 28 January 2013


Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadlers Wells Theatre
24 January

An eyelid flutters
onstage, and in the music
a woman cries out.

Flicker was presented as a one-off
semi-staged concert performance.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Julius Caesar

The Donmar Warehouse
11 January

With plastic knives and drums
they wage their war,
with prison bleach they bring
poor Caesar down;
in overalls and hooodies
they encounter Rome
and turn the streets
into a battleground.

Julius Caesar runs until 9 February at the Donmar Warehouse

Friday, 18 January 2013

The Master and Margarita

15 January 

Courage, take the ointment
and expunge your skin,
leap from the window, fly
on unseen wings above the city lights.

Take up the devil’s crown

and dance with him, 

for cowardice
is now the only sin.

The Master and Margarita runs at the Barbican until 19 January

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Fair Em

Union Theatre
12 January

As full of plots
as any blonde-haired heroine
intent upon her green-legged lover,

and as full again
with amorous confusion
as a cockney king 

who roars
his hatred of deception
through his own disguise.

Fair Em is playing at the Union Theatre until 9 February

Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky

8 January
And we relive it all,
the long, high walks
and skylarks high above,

the dance and wild song,
and love as bright
and open as the sky;

then lose him once again
as he, for love of earth
and land, walks out to die.

The Dark Earth and the Light Sky runs at the Almeida until 12 January