Category Archives: Theatre

“A voluptuous self-crucifixion”

This evening I saw the final play of this year’s holiday. A rather long sabbatical for me, but not as long as the one suffered by the Reverend T Lawrence Shannon in Tennessee Williams’ 1961 play, The Night of the

“A voluptuous self-crucifixion”

This evening I saw the final play of this year’s holiday. A rather long sabbatical for me, but not as long as the one suffered by the Reverend T Lawrence Shannon in Tennessee Williams’ 1961 play, The Night of the

Sir Ian McKellen on stage

A walk in the park for Sir Ian this one. An evening talking about his life and how he got involved with theatre. To mark his 80th year, Sir Ian is touring a number of venues across the United Kingdom,

Sir Ian McKellen on stage

A walk in the park for Sir Ian this one. An evening talking about his life and how he got involved with theatre. To mark his 80th year, Sir Ian is touring a number of venues across the United Kingdom,

‘A Death in the Life of Joe Egg’

Toby Stephens (‘Oslo’, ‘Lost in Space’) and Claire Skinner (‘Outnumbered’) co-star in this new production of a perennially-revived black comedy. They play the parents who cope with the demands of looking after a severely disabled daughter by losing themselves in

‘A Death in the Life of Joe Egg’

Toby Stephens (‘Oslo’, ‘Lost in Space’) and Claire Skinner (‘Outnumbered’) co-star in this new production of a perennially-revived black comedy. They play the parents who cope with the demands of looking after a severely disabled daughter by losing themselves in

‘A Comedy about a Bank Robbery’

The Criterion is a theatre right on Piccadilly Circus. It has a small foyer and is largely below ground. The stairs have very smart wall tiling. I have seen plays ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ and ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’

‘A Comedy about a Bank Robbery’

The Criterion is a theatre right on Piccadilly Circus. It has a small foyer and is largely below ground. The stairs have very smart wall tiling. I have seen plays ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ and ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’

‘The Doctor’

This was my first visit to the Almeida Theatre in Islington, but I am aware that many of their excellent plays transfer to the West End. This is a great play, but perhaps better suited to trendy Islington. Doesn’t Jeremy

‘The Doctor’

This was my first visit to the Almeida Theatre in Islington, but I am aware that many of their excellent plays transfer to the West End. This is a great play, but perhaps better suited to trendy Islington. Doesn’t Jeremy

‘The Son’

“Everything will be alright”. Of course it wasn’t to be and I do blame the parents completely. The story of an adolescent with mental health issues which come to the fore following his parents divorce and father’s remarriage. Written by

‘The Son’

“Everything will be alright”. Of course it wasn’t to be and I do blame the parents completely. The story of an adolescent with mental health issues which come to the fore following his parents divorce and father’s remarriage. Written by

Hansard – the play

I don’t want to give too much away about this excellent new play by Simon Woods, his first I understand. I absolutely loved it. I do hope he continues writing. Playing at the National Theatre. A two-handler starring Lindsay Duncan

Hansard – the play

I don’t want to give too much away about this excellent new play by Simon Woods, his first I understand. I absolutely loved it. I do hope he continues writing. Playing at the National Theatre. A two-handler starring Lindsay Duncan