Category Archives: Theatre

La Bohème, Covent Garden

It always amazes me takes longer to sing the words on the surtitle than it takes to read them = much longer. And you’d think that by the twenty-first century they would have found a cure for Mimi’s consumption and

La Bohème, Covent Garden

It always amazes me takes longer to sing the words on the surtitle than it takes to read them = much longer. And you’d think that by the twenty-first century they would have found a cure for Mimi’s consumption and

‘An Ideal Husband’

Oscar Wilde’s play directed by Jonathan Church (producer of Neil Armfield’s ‘Judas Kiss’ in London) is far deeper than some of the shallow and amusing quotes suggest. Coupled with Wilde’s family life at the time of its original production, it

‘An Ideal Husband’

Oscar Wilde’s play directed by Jonathan Church (producer of Neil Armfield’s ‘Judas Kiss’ in London) is far deeper than some of the shallow and amusing quotes suggest. Coupled with Wilde’s family life at the time of its original production, it

Orlando Bloom nude

Now that I have your attention, just like he had ours, Orlando Bloom excelled in the play ‘Killer Joe’.A play by Tracy Letts (August- Osage County) about trailer trash – he certainly nailed that. Directed by Simon Evans, with a

Orlando Bloom nude

Now that I have your attention, just like he had ours, Orlando Bloom excelled in the play ‘Killer Joe’.A play by Tracy Letts (August- Osage County) about trailer trash – he certainly nailed that. Directed by Simon Evans, with a

‘Brief Encounter’

Well, wasn’t this the surprise package of this holiday (so far). I booked thinking this was a production of Noel Coward’s play by the Old Vic, but staged at the Empire Cinema Haymarket. Partly true. I had failed to read

‘Brief Encounter’

Well, wasn’t this the surprise package of this holiday (so far). I booked thinking this was a production of Noel Coward’s play by the Old Vic, but staged at the Empire Cinema Haymarket. Partly true. I had failed to read

‘The Moderate Soprano’

I was initially attracted to this production because it is a new playboy David Hare. The subject matter escaped. Directed by a Jeremy Herrin, the play is about the founder of the opera festival at Glyndebourne. Although I had heard

‘The Moderate Soprano’

I was initially attracted to this production because it is a new playboy David Hare. The subject matter escaped. Directed by a Jeremy Herrin, the play is about the founder of the opera festival at Glyndebourne. Although I had heard

“What do you see?” Red

Red – a well written play by John Logan. Another direction by Michael Grandage. A two -handler about artist Mark Rothko. It was to have starred Alfred Molina (Feud: Betty and Joan, Law and Order LA) as Rothko but he

“What do you see?” Red

Red – a well written play by John Logan. Another direction by Michael Grandage. A two -handler about artist Mark Rothko. It was to have starred Alfred Molina (Feud: Betty and Joan, Law and Order LA) as Rothko but he

‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’

A great seat, of course. A popular choice because of its lead, Aidan Turner, as Padraic – the swooning was palpable when he first appeared on stage in a body-hugging singlet. I was concerned that he would be all brawn

‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’

A great seat, of course. A popular choice because of its lead, Aidan Turner, as Padraic – the swooning was palpable when he first appeared on stage in a body-hugging singlet. I was concerned that he would be all brawn