Articles by Matthew Holder

Imperium Speaks Truth To Power At Gielgud Theatre

Imperium Speaks Truth To Power At Gielgud Theatre

The rise and fall of Roman Senator Cicero says a lot about today’s demagogues. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Powerful Performances Illuminate The Winter’s Tale

Powerful Performances Illuminate The Winter’s Tale

The Globe’s latest production balances the light and dark of this problem play with great clarity. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
The Fall Debates The Value Of Life... At Any Age

The Fall Debates The Value Of Life... At Any Age

National Youth Theatre faces up to some dark fears in this dystopian vision. | By Matthew Holder
4.48 Psychosis Remains The Darkest Hour In Theatre

4.48 Psychosis Remains The Darkest Hour In Theatre

Music almost compensates for the void. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: The Way Of The World Is Fuelled By Wit

Theatre Review: The Way Of The World Is Fuelled By Wit

Deception brings delight in this stylish Restoration comedy. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
The Plough And The Stars Is A Bitter Lesson In Revolution

The Plough And The Stars Is A Bitter Lesson In Revolution

Victims speak loudest in this version of a classic. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: The Great Wave Is More Of A Damp Squib

Theatre Review: The Great Wave Is More Of A Damp Squib

A strangely undramatic piece. | By Matthew Holder ★★☆☆☆
Grand Themes And Small Change In After The Ball

Grand Themes And Small Change In After The Ball

A play which tries to pack too much in. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆