The Last Days of Troy is a reinterpretation of the siege of Troy, showing us the horrors of war during the centenary of WWI. While Homer’s Iliad is a poetic recitation of the story of the siege, encapsulating the drama [...]Read more
Category "July 2014"
There are so many unsung heroes, in our history and our present, in the day to day struggle against tyranny and injustice yet Ken Loach has uncovered another one for us in his latest film, Jimmy’s Hall. The film is set [...]Read more
This the latest offering by Dexter Whitfield which makes for uncomfortable reading. It is full of detailed well researched and explosive exposees of neoliberalism and faux austerity. Where most of us will have a general grasp and idea of just [...]Read more
This is a terrific play. A companion piece to the Royal Exchange's major production of Simon Armitage's "Troy", a staging of the "Iliad", it also deals with war and its consequences. Written by Gareth Farr the cast is drawn from [...]Read more
The First World War unleashed a torrent of artistic responses, not only agitational in nature or designed to combat official propaganda, but moreover a symptom of young minds desperately trying to confront the brutalities of their new century. The influence [...]Read more