You won't want to miss these plays, all on in the coming weeksby Michael Coveney / June 20, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in July 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
National Theatre 18th July to 28th September
It will be a tough act for Lucy Kirkwood to follow Chimerica (2013), an extraordinary mystery thriller which swung between Beijing and a US election campaign. Mosquitoes, directed by NT boss Rufus Norris, has two Olivias, Colman and Williams, playing sisters in different worlds thrown together by tragedy. One sister is a scientist in Geneva, deep into particle physics; the other in Luton, addicted to the internet. The production should ensure a theatrical fusion of intelligence and visual pyrotechnics.