Playground theatre, London
This attempt to delve into the disgraced movie mogul’s mind finds rage, denial and hate
The theatre’s promotional blurb warns that Steven Berkoff will go “where no one dares: inside Harvey Weinstein’s head”. Berkoff does as billed, with a 45-minute dramatic monologue imagining the inner world of the disgraced Hollywood film mogul, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault and rape. Weinstein denies all claims of nonconsensual sex.
But for all its promise to those who want to peer, imaginatively, into the dark heart of the #MeToo story, this production – written, directed and solo performed by the 81-year-old Berkoff – presents little beyond what we know from the headlines and the graphic allegations.
Harvey review – Steven Berkoff explores Weinstein's psyche