News archive for February 2015

Julian Jones’ episode of Atlantis is choice of the day in the Radio Times. You can take a look at their review here:

THE GORGON'S GAZE, which is the ninth episode of the second series, airs Saturday on BBC One, at 7.45pm.

Strindberg’s THE FATHER in a new version by LAURIE SLADE has now opened at Trafalgar Studios.

***** The Father, now triumphantly revived at Trafalgar Studios… Laurie Slade’s hyper-modern adaptation is a gift to them all and the strongest possible case for The Father’s return to the repertoire. (The Times 18.3.2015)

**** The Father could easily be seen as a melodramatic and mysogonistic rant by an increasingly irate lunatic. But Laurie Slade’s incisive and intuitive update reveals it as a complex study of psychological warfare... Slade’s dynamic script… highlights that everyone is culpable in this tragedy. (The Stage 18.3.2015)

***** This is certainly an adaptation set at a pace and ruthlessness suitable for today’s theatre audiences, with little need to take account of it being a play written for a previous generation… My only disappointment is that it was all over too soon. ( 18.3.2015)

*** Laurie Slade’s excellent adaptation carefully avoids making the tussle between the Captain and his other half Laura a one-sided slanging match against women. Laura’s actions are shocking… but Slade makes a plausible case for her tactics being a result of the way society and the Captain have treated her…Intense, awful, and an example of the depths of human cruelty (Time Out 19.3.2015)

SOLDIERS’ DAUGHTERS is the second novel in Fiona Field’s series which started with SOLDIERS’ WIVES – it has just been published by Head of Zeus and already has a five star rating on Amazon.  The author draws on her own experience to create a vivid and dramatic story of two women following their fathers’ footsteps into army life.