Lillian Hellman

Article image
The week in theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire; Watch on the Rhine
Rebecca Frecknall’s headlong take on Tennessee Williams captivates. And Lillian Hellman’s 1941 call to arms resonates anew

Susannah Clapp

22, Jan, 2023 @10:30 AM

Article image
Watch on the Rhine review – Lillian Hellman’s call to arms is a must-see
Patricia Hodge stars in Hellman’s play about a liberal American family confronted by war in Europe and the dangers of inaction

Arifa Akbar

11, Jan, 2023 @1:42 PM

Article image
‘She’s writing in a state of emergency’: Lillian Hellman’s thrilling Watch on the Rhine
As Hellman’s 1941 play is revived at the Donmar Warehouse in London, director Ellen McDougall and dramaturg Emma Jude Harris explain how it remains a call to arms

David Jays

12, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

Article image
The Autumn Garden review – Hellman's unhappy guests overstay their welcome
A strong cast imbue Lillian Hellman’s 1951 play with a keen malaise, though they are shackled by the author’s enervating attitude towards her characters

Michael Billington

10, Oct, 2016 @9:57 AM

Article image
The Children's Hour; Plenty; The Heretic – review

Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss are upstaged in Lillian Helman's The Children's Hour, writes Susannah Clapp

Susannah Clapp

13, Feb, 2011 @12:06 AM

Article image
The Children's Hour - review
Are Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss as good on stage as at the box office? Yes. But, for all the excellence of their performances, nothing persuades me that Lillian Hellman's 1934 play is any more than well-intentioned melodrama, writes Michael Billington

Michael Billington

10, Feb, 2011 @12:54 AM

Article image
The scandalous Lillian Hellman

She was the first woman to be admitted to the club of American dramatists, writing a hit play when she was 29. Her love affair with Dashiell Hammett was a scandal and her memoirs were notoriously unreliable. As The Children's Hour opens in London tonight, Sarah Churchwell sorts the good from the bad in Lillian Hellman

Sarah Churchwell

22, Jan, 2011 @12:06 AM

Theatre review: The Children's Hour / Royal Exchange, Manchester

Lillian Hellman's play demonstrates the destructive power of a compulsive liar, writes Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

12, Mar, 2008 @9:25 AM

The Little Foxes, Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre

Mark Fisher

06, Feb, 2007 @11:56 PM

Theatre review: The Little Foxes

Donmar Warehouse, London
Rating: ****

Michael Billington

11, Oct, 2001 @11:00 PM

A study in emotion

She can do Chekhov or The Borrowers. Hare, Pinter and Bennett love her. Penelope Wilton explains her craft.

Kate Kellaway

30, Sep, 2001 @12:14 AM

1 / 1 pages