In the summer, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins gave us one taste of New York working life in Gloria at Hampstead Theatre. Now here comes a second from another one-to-watch African-American playwright, James Anthony Tyler. Instead of Jacobs-Jenkins’s New Yorker-style magazine, here we’re in a Harlem copy shop, a place where morale isn’t high, the wages are lower and racial tensions among the African-American and Latino employees bubble away under the surface.
How’s this for an achievement: the two West End theatres within a hundred metres of each other on St Martin’s Lane are both playing host to new plays by James Graham. Labour of Love, starring Martin Freeman and Tamsin Grieg, begins previews at the Noël Coward Theatre next week. Now, transferring after a sell-out run at the Almeida, comes this wonderful look at the rebirth of The Sun under Rupert Murdoch.
At first glance, this one-hour adaptation of a fairytale-like short story by the late Portuguese Nobel Laureate José Saramago might seem an odd, too-slight choice for the start of a regime from a new artistic director. Yet Ellen McDougall isn’t one of the great young hopes of British theatre for nothing and the piece, which she herself directs, soon reveals itself to be rich in playful ambition and political intent, not to mention some charming balloons.
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