Articles by Matthew Holder

Theatre Review: Death Of A Salesman At Piccadilly Theatre

Theatre Review: Death Of A Salesman At Piccadilly Theatre

A triumph of re-imagination. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★★
Gender-Fluid As You Like It Goes A Tad Panto At The Barbican

Gender-Fluid As You Like It Goes A Tad Panto At The Barbican

A stumbling production that survives on goodwill. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Vassa: A Russian Family Farce At Almeida Theatre

Vassa: A Russian Family Farce At Almeida Theatre

Gorky adaptation has action but lacks bite. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Race Politics Blends Seamlessly With Gender In This Sparkling Version Of A Doll's House

Race Politics Blends Seamlessly With Gender In This Sparkling Version Of A Doll's House

Have we moved beyond Henrik Ibsen's classic? | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Teenage Kicks: The Son At Duke Of York's Theatre

Teenage Kicks: The Son At Duke Of York's Theatre

More heat than light in this story of a self destructive teenager. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Clive Owen Is The Original ‘Hot’ Priest In The Night Of The Iguana

Clive Owen Is The Original ‘Hot’ Priest In The Night Of The Iguana

An intensely languid but problematic late Williams.  | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Sweat Works Hard For Its Ill-Treated Grafters At Gielgud Theatre

Sweat Works Hard For Its Ill-Treated Grafters At Gielgud Theatre

Thinly-spread drama leaves us a little dry. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
The Lehman Trilogy At Piccadilly Theatre: History By Numbers That Lets Us Be The Judge

The Lehman Trilogy At Piccadilly Theatre: History By Numbers That Lets Us Be The Judge

Phew, what a play. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Dark Forces Circulate Around A Compelling Crucible At The Yard Theatre

Dark Forces Circulate Around A Compelling Crucible At The Yard Theatre

Intense, haunting and haunted. | By Matthew Holder ★★★★☆
Only Fools And Horses The Musical: He Who Dares, Wins... Almost

Only Fools And Horses The Musical: He Who Dares, Wins... Almost

Impressive acts of mimicry, but short on ambition. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: There's A Reversal Of Fortune In True West

Theatre Review: There's A Reversal Of Fortune In True West

Starring Kit Harrington. | By Matthew Holder ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: The Humans Presents A Familiar Dread

Theatre Review: The Humans Presents A Familiar Dread

Does dread define humanity? | 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 ★★★★☆