Dubbed the ‘Tarantino version of Hamlet’, Fiona Buffini’s The Revenger’s Tragedy brought an explosive end to The Sweet Vengeance season at Nottingham Playhouse.
Thomas Middleton’s classic play is reimagined in the 1970s, complete with the most flamboyant of wardrobes and a classic glam-rock soundtrack.
The tone and pace of the whole play was set from the word go when the lights were suddenly cut and the cast came strutting out on to the stage to the unmistakable sound of T-Rex.
The sleek modern layout of Nottingham Playhouse lends itself well to such a vivid production. The theatre’s minimal decorative fuss meant that when lights were out, we were in total blackout, casting the colours of