Theatre

Interview: Na’ama Zisser

Interview: Na’ama Zisser

Israeli composer Na’ama Zisser tells us about writing her Jewish opera Mamzer Bastard. Imagine you’re in New York in the 1970s. Jimmy Carter is either in office or about to be, bands like the Bee Gees and Elton John are vying for top spot in the charts, and one very apprehensive groom named Yoel is dreading his impending wedding…

Secret Life of Humans ★★★★

Secret Life of Humans ★★★★

A beautifully-realised theatrical account of human endeavour. Before Homo sapiens there was Neanderthal man. And before Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Attenborough, there was Dr Jacob Bronowski. A Polish Jewish refugee, Bronowski became one of the first intellectuals…

Ruthless! The Musical ★★★★

Ruthless! The Musical ★★★★

Murder, mayhem and musical fun to die for. If backstage musicals featuring mothers who will stop at nothing are your bag, you'll recognise and revel in this no-holds-barred, wildly over-the-top spoof of and homage to the genre. Think Gypsy, think All About Eve…