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Nov 04, 18   Jules   0 Comment ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’

The stars of two one-woman shows are in contention to be named best actress at this year’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Carey Mulligan is shortlisted for her devastating portrayal of a mother whose children are murdered by their father, in Girls And Boys , and US actress Laura Linney is recognised for her performance in […]

Jul 17, 18   Jules   0 Comment ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’

At first I feared I wouldn’t get along with Lucy Barton. This Lucy Barton, at least, as there is a danger inherent in opening up something small and perfectly formed, in this case Elizabeth Strout’s marvellous 2016 novel which is essentially a monologue, and exposing its intimacies in a big space, namely the almost bare […]

Jul 17, 18   Jules   0 Comment ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’

Elizabeth Strout’s novel works outstandingly on stage, thanks to sole performer Linney’s nuanced command of the narrative. Read More here

Jul 17, 18   Jules   0 Comment ‘My Name Is Lucy Barton’

Stories have a way of opening up on a stage. Elizabeth Strout’s bestselling novel “My Name Is Lucy Barton” looks, at first glance, like a curious choice for a theatrical adaptation. It’s ruminative, reflective, and all but becalmed: a bedbound writer’s hazy recollections looking back on her life. There’s little action, still less drama, scant […]