Salisbury Plain & Perfect
The Salisbury Playhouse had a matinee press performance yesterday afternoon, and I commend the experiment. Not only were they showing a play one really wanted to see - Philip Massinger's unknown
WOSers Wowed At South Bank Soiree
By Outing
Having heard all about the bath man and having enjoyed La Clique when it was housed at the Hippodrome I was really looking forward to last night's (2 November) Group Outing to La Soiree....
Down with Downton Abbey
There's a bit of a hoo-ha over alleged plagiarism in the runaway successful Downton Abbey on Sunday night television. Viewers have claimed that author Julian (Gosford Park) Fellowes has lifted scenes ...
Blasted, Bonded & Bothered
On successive nights at the end of last week we had the best production of Sarah Kane’s Blasted I’ve seen, at the Lyric Hammersmith, and the first-ever performance of Edward Bond’s l
What's in a Theatre Name?
I have mixed feelings about the re-naming of the Cottesloe Theatre in the National as the Dorfman. This will happen once the extensive refurbishments are complete, in honour of Lloyd Dorfman, chairm
Hamlet Without Cuts
The full-text Hamlet at the National has prompted a splendid Radio 4 programmme by Michael Sheen who is himself slated to play the princely Dane at the Young Vic next autumn, directed by Ian ...
Star-Studded Q&A at When We Are Married Outing
By Outing
The Garrick Theatre was filled to the rafters last night with over 180 theatregoers turning out to see When We Are Married. Set in 1908, JB Priestley’s light-hearted come
Social Theatre Networking
The brilliant new film The Social Network has many striking theatrical resonances. It's co-produced by Scott Rudin, a Broadway eminence and former press agent. Its executive producer is Kevin Spacey. ...
Bow Down to Crowden
Graham Crowden, who has died after a stroke aged 87, was one of those actors who could make you giddy with delight when he walked on a stage. He was warm, wise and perfectly potty. He seemed to ...
Hamlet & the Duchess
Rory Kinnear, the excellent new Hamlet at the National, said the other day that it was best to see a show after it had run itself in and was not stiff with critics in the stalls or nerves on the ...