Fairies & Lords Share Some Magic at Iolanthe Outing
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Following last year's hugely successful Whatsonstage.com Outing to The Pirates of Penzance many of the same faces arrived at Wilton's Music Hall last night to enjoy another all-male productio
Moonlight Becomes You & Yawns
Moonlight at the Donmar Warehouse last night was attended by Harold Pinter's widow, Lady Antonia Fraser, who repeats in the programme note the distortion she perpetrated in her memoir, Mu
Jo Caird: Theatre Trailers - Dishonesty & Disappointment
By Jo Caird
The film trailer has been an integral part of cinema marketing since the very early days of film itself. A way of telling potential audiences about a new release, whetting their appetites with ...
Tommo Puts Record Straight, Court Sells Out
West End publicist Peter Thompson rang me from his hospital bed yesterday to confirm that rumours of his impending retirement have been greatly exaggerated and that his office was remaining open for ...
Jo Caird: It's Time to Talk about Disability Arts
By Jo Caird
Last week’s Arts Council England funding announcement meant good news for some arts organisations and bad news for others. It would be premature to attempt to draw too many conclusions from la
Toby Whines On, Tommo Winds Down?
I'm much enjoying this week's Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4, not just because I wrote it, but because Toby Jones is giving a masterclass, in his own quiet way, in how to suggest the full range of a ...
Boss Blog: Who's Squealing Like a Stuck Pig?
By Terri Paddock
Last Sunday, three days before the Arts Council’s funding cuts announcement, the Sunday Times’ review of Kneehigh’s production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg was publish
Changing the Landscape
A few of us lingered by London Bridge tube station the other night after the opening of Smash! at the Menier Chocolate Factory. We were contemplating the Shard, as it's known, the remarkable, and ...
What Kind of Fool Was Ken?
Well, hello, it's April Fool's Day. What a beautiful day, missus, what a beautiful day, as Ken Dodd would say, for shoving a cucumber in the vicar's letter-box and shouting, "The Martians have landed!...
Michael Coveney: Cold Cuts at High Tables
So, the National and the RSC (and the Royal Opera House) are taking big 15% ("real terms") hits in their Arts Council funding in order to help out the rest of the clientele. But a similar percentage