Plot: Simone (Michaela Coel) has devoted her life to her daughter Mandy (Mya Lewis) – sacrificing her social life pretty much entirely for her. Her best friend Yvonne (Ronke Adekoluejo) does drag her out every once in a while though and on one of those nights, Simone meets Raymond (Arinzé Kene). He is charming and they hit it off, but he was also just released from prison and still wears an ankle monitor. Now Raymond has to figure out his life in general and Simone has to decide whether she has space for him in hers.
Been So Long is a musical with an interesting central couple and less interesting music. It was nice while it lasted, but I probably won’t remember it for a long time.
The Resistance are still doing their best to fight against the First Order, but they are taking serious hits. Poe (Oscar Isaac) is frustrated with the slow progress of the Resistance. Meanwhile Rey (Daisy Ridley) has gone to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to get Jedi training. And Finn (John Boyega) wakes from his coma on the Resistance ship and teams up with Rose (Kelly Mary Tran) to make sure the Resistance stays safe.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was good entertainment but it didn’t capture me emotionally as much as it should have and thus didn’t manage to convert me from being mildly interested in the Star Wars films to want to dig deeper. But then I didn’t expect it to.
Medea (Helen McCrory) has given up everything and burned every bridge to be with Jason (Danny Sapani). And now she sits in a foreign country with two children she never actually wanted and Jason left her for Glauce (Cathe Whitefield) and she is about to be banished with her kids. Medea rages against this turn of fate and she is not about to take this lying down. But her options are slowly taken from her and her desire for revenge starts to overshadow everything.
I think that the story of Medea is one of the more fascinating classic myths and the version we got in this production was absolutely fantastic. From the music – by Goldfrapp – to the play itself, from the choreographies to Helen McCrory: I was blown away.