Posts Tagged ‘Review’


Birmingham Post – 9th April 2008



Review: Sleuth, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

It seems appropriate that one of the characters in Sleuth spends a significant amount of time in a clown suit, as this production milks the comic potential of Anthony Shaffer’s twisted script.

On the opening night, underwear and cushions were hurled about with reckless abandon, threatening to bring down bits of the set. And Michael Praed finally fell foul of his size 27 feet in a pratfall behind the sofa, which appeared to leave him and co-star Simon MacCorkindale as convulsed with laughter as the audience. Whether by accident or intent it was as well executed as the rest of this slickly performed show, which also relies on deliciously barbed dialogue for its humour.

Read more…

349 views


BBC Nottingham – 1st April 2008



Review: Sleuth

Well it is very difficult to know where to start with this review… how to tread lightly enough not to give away what is most spectacular and clever about Anthony Shaffer’s complex thriller.

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2008/04/01/sleuth_review_event_feature.shtml

395 views


BBC Gloucestershire – 13th February 2008



Game, Set and Match

Bring on local hero Michael Praed and Casualty’s Simon MacCorkindale as Milo Tindle and Andrew Wyke respectively to act out this enthralling verbal tennis match, and savour an exhibition of champions.

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/content/articles/2008/02/13/sleuth_review_feature.shtml

234 views


BBC Berkshire – 29th January 2008



Review: Sleuth

MacCorkindale (known for his recent role in Casualty and former star of Manimal) delivers a commanding performance as Andrew Wyke who is complex and teasing.

Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2008/01/29/sleuth_review_feature.shtml

346 views


Bucks Free Press – 10th January 2008



Playing a psychological game

ACTOR Simon MacCorkindale loves nothing more than a nail-bitingly good, edge-of-the-seat thriller, so he’s absolutely buzzing with enthusiasm ahead of his latest play, Sleuth, which opens in Windsor later this month.

First written by Anthony Shaffer, the Tony Award-winning play revolves around Simon’s character, Andrew Wyke, an immensely successful mystery writer, who is fascinated by psychological games and game-playing.

He lures his wife’s lover, Milo Tindle (played by Michael Praed), to his countryside manor house, where he subjects him to a tangled web of intrigue and manipulation. But ultimately nothing turns out quite as it seems.

Read more…

373 views


Simon Says – Issue 1 – Part 3 of 9



Review – The Sword and The Sorcerer

By Violet J Nordstrom

Concise.  Precise.  Incisive.

None of the above applies to THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER.  And, unless you keep a score-car, you might lose track of the players.

Xusia is the Sorcerer.  Cromwell is the greedy, tin-plated tyrant who coverts the whole of the civilized world.  Machelli is Cromwell’s chief counselor and insincere ego-booster.  King Richard is the ruler of Ehdan, the original owner of the sword, and Talon is his son.

Read more…

159 views


The Simon MacCorkindale Fan Page - Articles is proudly powered by WordPress
67 queries. 0.294 seconds.