Summer These Days
Breaking up is hard to do, as Neil Sedaka sang, but catching up is even harder. The song came to mind during Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the Comedy last night; the rider, as I travelled home ...
Jo Caird: Should Theatre-makers Move to London?
By Jo Caird
This week I went to see Heartbreak Soup, a really charming and imaginative two-hander about a little boy undergoing a heart transplant. The reason the show exists is partly down to the Empty
Theatregoers Sing Tenor Praises at Reception
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Whatsonstage.com theatregoers were laden with treats at our Outing to Lend Me a Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre last night (14 June 2011), including a programme, a poster and (for those lucky early ...
All About Trev, Harry & Sherry
Talk about spilling the beans. As the critics slunk into press previews of Shrek over the weekend, and Mark Rylance and War Horse collected their Tonys on Broadway, the papers suddenly ...
Richard Brings Audience Onstage
One of the reasons the Young Vic is my favourite London theatre is that, under David Lan's artistic directorship, there's a steady stream of great productions by Richard Jones. Jones has directed P
Jo Caird: What Do You Want in a Theatre Review?
By Jo Caird
What do you want in a theatre review? There aren’t really any hard and fast rules, but some combination of the following points is usually about right: a summary of the plot, a rundown of what
Liz Stays Loyal to Lerner
A memorial plaque to My Fair Lady lyricist Alan Jay Lerner will be unveiled in St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, next week on the 25th anniversary of his death on 14 June 1986. No location is more ...
Ladykillers Jump the Gun
A new stage version of the Ealing comedy The Ladykillers has been announced for the Gielgud Theatre in December before the next show there, Lend Me a Tenor, has opened. Which is confusing
Butley Cast with Posner School WOS at Q&A
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
The Duchess Theatre has a rather small foyer and with the Whatsonstage.com Outing at almost 170 people as well as a press desk, guest desk, and the usual box office collections to contend with it was ...
Debo Demurs while Josie Jives
It's not unprecedented, but it's fairly unusual, for an aggrieved director to hit back at ungrateful critics, and Deborah Warner certainly makes a good point in the Guardian today by calmly pointing ...