Ken Campbell Returns in the Spring
That's it, now it's official. My book about the late Ken Campbell, the maverick director and theatrical visionary who never had an Arts Council grant worth the cutting, will be published on April ...
Theatregoer Blog: Whatsonstage.com - The Musical
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
I first saw Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical as part of the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and have wanted to watch them again ever since. I got the chance to tonight when, with the help ...
Don Giovanni Forces Entertainment
The new ENO Don Giovanni, directed by Rufus Norris and designed by Ian MacNeil, is a messy and provocative affair, with the Don's demonic, rapacious "fixers" and enforcers suggesting the ...
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 Whatsonstage.com 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 Whatsonstage.com Outing
The Garrick Theatre was filled to the rafters last night with over 180 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers turning out to see When We Are Married. Set in 1908, JB Priestley’s light-hearted come