Category Archives: Theatre

Much ado about Mariinski

The original Mariinski Theatre opened in 1860 had a long and illustrious, and is presently closed for renovation. Since 1988 both the ballet company and opera company have been under the artistic leadership of Valery Gergiev, who has implemented many

Much ado about Mariinski

The original Mariinski Theatre opened in 1860 had a long and illustrious, and is presently closed for renovation. Since 1988 both the ballet company and opera company have been under the artistic leadership of Valery Gergiev, who has implemented many

A Very Expensive Poison

I sat next to a Russian couple. I wondered if he was there to hear some critic instructions from the cast. This is a play about the polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in Mayfair. Quite a large cast playing multiple

A Very Expensive Poison

I sat next to a Russian couple. I wondered if he was there to hear some critic instructions from the cast. This is a play about the polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in Mayfair. Quite a large cast playing multiple

Peter Gynt

A play by David Hare updates the issues of Ibsen’s script to the current century. Peter Gynt is searching for something: himself. Traveling from the mountains of Scotland (complete with strong Gaelic accents) to the pool-sides of Florida, he’ll meet

Peter Gynt

A play by David Hare updates the issues of Ibsen’s script to the current century. Peter Gynt is searching for something: himself. Traveling from the mountains of Scotland (complete with strong Gaelic accents) to the pool-sides of Florida, he’ll meet

Rutherford & Son

Another sell out season for a play at the National Theatre. Roger Allum starred in this play by Githa Sowerby. Somewhat autobiographical. He was very good but the promise of an overbearing father and a completely disfunctional family trapped on

Rutherford & Son

Another sell out season for a play at the National Theatre. Roger Allum starred in this play by Githa Sowerby. Somewhat autobiographical. He was very good but the promise of an overbearing father and a completely disfunctional family trapped on

Present Laughter

A great night at the theatre with all three tiers of the theatre on their feet applauding a fine performance by Andrew Scott (Hamlet) in the lead role of this very amusing play by Noël Coward. A sold-out season at

Present Laughter

A great night at the theatre with all three tiers of the theatre on their feet applauding a fine performance by Andrew Scott (Hamlet) in the lead role of this very amusing play by Noël Coward. A sold-out season at

The Starry Messenger

A great seat almost on the stage. This play was a mess, and poorly directed. Full of awkward pauses and actors speaking over each other like they had forgotten their queue. I recognise that Matthew Broderick was supposed to be

The Starry Messenger

A great seat almost on the stage. This play was a mess, and poorly directed. Full of awkward pauses and actors speaking over each other like they had forgotten their queue. I recognise that Matthew Broderick was supposed to be

The Girl on the Train

I confess that I had this confused with that great film ‘The Lady Vanishes’ and I didn’t realise this was a play version of the relatively recent film of the same name which starred Emily Blunt. I overcame my confusion

The Girl on the Train

I confess that I had this confused with that great film ‘The Lady Vanishes’ and I didn’t realise this was a play version of the relatively recent film of the same name which starred Emily Blunt. I overcame my confusion

Holy Play: Liturgy as Theatre

Of course, my presence in Chichester was to attend a seminar on ‘Holy Play: Liturgy as Theatre’. It was held in the Bishop’s Palace, adjacent to Chichester Cathedral. Bishop Martin Warner welcomed us to the seminar. I was not alone

Holy Play: Liturgy as Theatre

Of course, my presence in Chichester was to attend a seminar on ‘Holy Play: Liturgy as Theatre’. It was held in the Bishop’s Palace, adjacent to Chichester Cathedral. Bishop Martin Warner welcomed us to the seminar. I was not alone

The Importance of being Ernest

Well, this just wasn’t my favourite production of Oscar Wilde’s play – some miscasting certainly. Modern as it maybe, and unpopular to say so, but Algernon cannot be black. It simply does not fit the story. I couldn’t adjust visually

The Importance of being Ernest

Well, this just wasn’t my favourite production of Oscar Wilde’s play – some miscasting certainly. Modern as it maybe, and unpopular to say so, but Algernon cannot be black. It simply does not fit the story. I couldn’t adjust visually

‘The Other Place’

This evening’s play is at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, for which I need the Piccadilly line and the closest station for me is Covent Garden. St Paul’s Covent Garden is known as the actor’s church. Of course I

‘The Other Place’

This evening’s play is at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, for which I need the Piccadilly line and the closest station for me is Covent Garden. St Paul’s Covent Garden is known as the actor’s church. Of course I