Category Archives: Theatre

King Lear

I don’t like this story. I studied it at school and somehow feel I have live through part of this theme. However, having seen our own Geoffrey Rush in the title role (I don’t care what they say about him

King Lear

I don’t like this story. I studied it at school and somehow feel I have live through part of this theme. However, having seen our own Geoffrey Rush in the title role (I don’t care what they say about him

The Lehman Trilogy

3 actors, 3 acts, 3 hours 30 minutes. Bravo, a must-see production. Brilliant. Adam Goodley, Ben Miles, Simon Russell Beale. Stellar performances from each, directed by Sam Mendes, on a brilliant revolving set by Es Devlin. Standing ovation from the

The Lehman Trilogy

3 actors, 3 acts, 3 hours 30 minutes. Bravo, a must-see production. Brilliant. Adam Goodley, Ben Miles, Simon Russell Beale. Stellar performances from each, directed by Sam Mendes, on a brilliant revolving set by Es Devlin. Standing ovation from the

Bon Voyage, in the rain

It had rained overnight and remained slightly drizzly as I took leave of Manhattan and headed to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to board the Queen Mary 2. I have been advised that I am not on a cruise. I’m on

Bon Voyage, in the rain

It had rained overnight and remained slightly drizzly as I took leave of Manhattan and headed to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to board the Queen Mary 2. I have been advised that I am not on a cruise. I’m on

‘Straight White Men’

The centrepiece of this set is a couch for three, besieged by a father and his three adult sons. I honestly couldn’t see four grown men wanting to all squeeze in there together. That piece of direction may have stemmed

‘Straight White Men’

The centrepiece of this set is a couch for three, besieged by a father and his three adult sons. I honestly couldn’t see four grown men wanting to all squeeze in there together. That piece of direction may have stemmed

‘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