No Catcalls for Birdsong
There's a moment at the end of the Donmar's King Lear when the lights come up a fraction and we hear the distant sound of birds. It's an elegiac, poetic touch perfectly in keeping with Derek Jacobi's ...
Lear in Time & Motion
There I was, entering the seasonal swing of things, and getting in touch with my inner three year-old at Peppa Pig's Party, when along comes King Lear, like a juggernaut on the toy car ride. But, d'
And the Whatsonstage.com Awards Winners Are...
Everyone who is nominated, they're the winners. Until February 20, of course, when the winners of the winners are announced at our concert in the Prince of Wales Theatre. Meanwhile, Friday's nominati
No Biz like Snow Biz
There's no business like snow business, but the weather has come a week or two early for Christmas. Come Boxing Day, I fully expect to be turning up at the seaside for an end of the pier show. Why
Seasonal Awards & Rewards
Richard Eyre said that the right people often win awards for the wrong reason, and while there's no great controversy over the list of medal-winners at the Lebedev Evening Standard old soldiers' ...
Hill-Gibbins & Co Reflect on Glass at Outing Q&A
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Last night over 100 theatregoers braved the transport troubles to join our Group Outing to see The Glass Menagerie, as part of The Young Vic's 40th anniversary season. Following the production ...
Standard Mutterings of Discontent
Word reaches me that all is not well with the nominations for the Evening Standard drama awards on Sunday night. Two or three members of the judging panel -- which comprises Henry Hitchings, Charles ...
New York Noises Off
Ominous noises again in the New York Times today about the imminent opening of the $65m new musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. The first public performance is on Sunday, but the technical side of ...
ENO does Don Modern-Style
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
The licentious sexploits of Don Giovanni are rife with heightened drama and tension in this production of Don Giovanni at the Coliseum, and director Rupert Norris brings out a heavyweight performanc
Al gets a new Broadway Baptism
The biggest gasp of disbelief on Broadway since Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE was given the Tony award is currently earned by the news that Al Pacino's Shylock must convert. He staggers back, amazed, and ...