Articles 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 ★★★★☆
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 ★★★☆☆