Groundhog Day in the City
By peculiar coincidence, I seem to have spent most of this week going in and out of Waterloo station: on four successive days I passed through en route to the Young Vic (twice), the National and the ... Club Outing to Design for Living
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Last night theatre club members attended Noel Coward’s 1933 risqué love affair between three friends, Design for Living, at the Old Vic Theatre. Orignally banne
Immoral, Imperishable Coward
In the second interval of Anthony Page's knockout revival of Noel Coward's Design for Living at the Old Vic, Melvyn Bragg admiringly remarked to me that none of the characters sounded particularly ...
Classics & Repertoire
"Amidst the mortifying circumstances upon growing old," said Charles Lamb, "it is something to have seen The School for Scandal in all its glory." In his review of The Rivals yesterday, Michael Billi
Dunlop Never Tires of Young Vic
There was the most tremendous party at the Young Vic yesterday to celebrate the theatre's fortieth anniversary.A boisterous version of Moliere's Scapino opened the place in August 1970. The theatre ...
Stones in my Sockets
Yesterday was interesting. Munching on my breakfast cereal I had the alarming experience of discovering two little granite balls among the flakes and raisins. Closer inspection revealed them not to b
Slow Handclap for Quick Thriller
There was a sad little bad-mannered outburst of slow handclapping before the opening of Deathtrap last night, led by a few critics in the front stalls because the curtain was nearly 20 minutes ... Club Outing to Shoes
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Over 50 theatregoers made their way across London in spite of the striking Tube to see Shoes at Sadler's Wells last night. The 'dance revue' was a bit of a departure from ...
New Things I Now Know
Ian Richardson’s ashes are to be stowed under a seat in the middle of the stalls in the new theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. Michael Bryant’s are somewhere secreted behind a brick in the Na Club Outing to Educating Rita
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Last night theatregoers returned to Trafalgar Studios to see Educating Rita, the second part of our Willy Russell season and not only did we enjoy a fantastic piece of ...