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 ...
Whatsonstage.com Club Outing to Shoes
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Over 50 Whatsonstage.com 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
Whatsonstage.com Club Outing to Educating Rita
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Last night Whatsonstage.com 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 ...
Out of the Woods & into the RSC Future
Royal Shakespeare Company boss Michael Boyd, growing in confidence and self-assurance,  said that the new Stratford-upon-Avon theatre would be the best auditorium for performing Shakespeare -- an
Separate But Not Equal: EIF & the Fringe Should Realign
By Whatsonstage.com Edinburgh
You’ll have noticed that the content on our festival microsite has slowed down drastically this week – despite the fact that there’s still time left on the countdown ticker to the 5
Signs of Impermanence & Fascism
We know that theatre is an impermanent art form, but this is ridiculous: an improvised theatre built from recycled bits of wood and plasterboard has been erected in a school playground in Borough ...