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 ...
Battling the New Conservatism
The Chichester Festival Theatre was in holiday mood with the opening of Trevor Nunn's revival of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which plays there for just one more week before moving to the ...
Thumper Theo Falls To Earth
According to the programme of Lord of the Flies, Timothy Sheader's tremendous opening production in this year's Regent's Park season, Theo Cowan, who plays one of the stranded schoolboys, has ...
Big Night at the National
One of many great things about One Man, Two Guvnors at the National Theatre is the double whammy scored in both honouring a great European classic and making it sing with a local application ...
Jo Caird: Are Those Cheap Gags Worth It?
By Jo Caird
Most new plays will contain at least a couple of local references, details that ground them in a particular moment, a specific geographical location and a certain social world. This is so regular an
Theatregoers get metaphysical with Gilliam's Faust
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Last Friday 100 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers joined us for an outing to the English National Opera’s production of The Damnation of Faust directed by Terry Gilliam. This was one of our
Everett & Tointon Talk Plain at Pygmalion Q&A
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Just under 300 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers made their way to the Garrick Theatre last night to see Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon take on two of George Bernard Shaw’s best known creations, He
Scandal Too Close for Comfort
Critical hackles are already in the ascendant over the controversial new School for Scandal at the Barbican, which only goes to show that a) its portrait of a decadent, smug, gossipy and ...
Soho Theatre Moves Into Gear
Thursday night in Soho, and the place is absolutely heaving. You literally can't get down the street because of the crowds standing outside the pubs and none of these people are going to the theatre. ...
Star Turns in Company Values
Lyn Gardner has written a Guardian column musing on why critics don't really write about acting any more. One reason, she suggests, is the shrinkage of space. The other is the rise of the democratic ...