David Wood: Roald Dahl's stories are innately theatrical
By Guest Contributor · 15 Jul 2013 · London
David Wood Over the last 20 years or so West End theatre producers have discovered the commercial potential of turning so-called children's stories into blockbuster musicals.Beauty
Michael Coveney: Punchdrunk in Paddington, growing with Grandage
By Michael Coveney · 15 Jul 2013 · London
Critics have been piling in to see the latest from Punchdrunk at the "mystery" location next door to Paddington Station, an old Royal Mail sorting office that has been reclaimed as a 1960s ...
Guest Blog: Giles Terera on marking 50 years of black artists at the National Theatre
By Guest Contributor · 12 Jul 2013 · London
Giles Terera at the 2011 WhatsOnStage Awards© Dan Wooller The 50th anniversary of the National Theatre is totally the right moment to acknowledge and celebrate the rich contribution ...
Chris Grady: London theatre through the eyes of a tourist
By Chris Grady · 11 Jul 2013 · London
Recently I hosted two Japanese business leaders here to understand more of how the British theatre industry works - for one it was his first time in Europe, for another it was a return after ...
Ockham's Razor: 'We've crawled through rafters thick with ancient dust'
By Guest Contributor · 10 Jul 2013 · Southeast
A scene from Ockham's Razor's Arc Over ten years we have performed in theatres, churches, big tops, railway stations, gardens, castles, cinemas, town ...
Michael Coveney: Vicky Featherstone comes out fighting in Court
By Michael Coveney · 9 Jul 2013 · London
My WhatsOnStage colleague Theo Bosanquet and I were discussing the value (pros and cons) of attending press announcements when the information is readily available online probably while the ...
Michael Coveney: Branagh wins battle of murky Macbeths in Manchester
By Michael Coveney · 8 Jul 2013 · London
I really enjoyed my first visit to the Manchester International Festival, not least because of the sunshine, the camaraderie and the festival atmosphere - set for me at a tremendous opening ...
Michael Coveney: Tales of Bob and Snoo Wilson at the Manchester International Festival
By Michael Coveney · 5 Jul 2013 · London
I was on my way to see Robert Wilson's opening production at the Manchester International Festival when the news came through that the playwright Snoo Wilson (no relation) had died of a heart ...
Michael Coveney: Toby Stephens re-visits his parents' last stand in Private Lives
By Michael Coveney · 3 Jul 2013 · London
Private Lives was the last play Toby Stephens' parents, Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, appeared in together 40 years ago, just along the block, in the Queen's Theatre, where he ...
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