Guest Blog: Reflecting on 100 years of the Critics' Circle
By Editorial Staff · 9 May 2013 · West End
The Critics' Circle celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Here, its president Simon Tait tells us how the organisation came into being and reflects on some of its most memorable episodes
Michael Coveney: Critics come full Circle in centenary bash
By Michael Coveney · 8 May 2013 · West End
It was a suitably double-edged occasion, the Critics Circle Centenary Awards ceremony in the Barbican yesterday lunchtime: Ed Vaizey, under secretary of state for culture in the current government, ...
WOS Outing: Whishaw & Dench on Peter & Alice
By Whatsonstage.com Outing · 8 May 2013 · West End
Last night 125 eager Whatsonstage.com theatregoers took to the Noël Coward Theatre for Peter and Alice, the second production in the Michael Grandage Company season. It reunites Dame Judi
Michael Coveney: High old time with High Tide in Halesworth
By Michael Coveney · 7 May 2013 · West End
Things that everyone else has done but I've not done until recently include eating a meal in the Troubadour on the Old Brompton Road, watching the film of Les Miserables (not very good, is it?) and ...
Chris Grady: A must see now - and some samples for the future
By Chris Grady · 5 May 2013 · West End
Once in a while I spend an hour in a theatre and realise at the end that I have hardly moved, hardly breathed, and would be quite content if that was the last piece of theatre I ever experienced. I
Michael Coveney: Hytner steams on, Sondheim scintillates
By Michael Coveney · 2 May 2013 · West End
When Peter Hall directed a disappointing Othello at the National Theatre (with Paul Scofield, and Michael Bryant as Iago) you could see where his heart was: at Glyndebourne, where his production of ...
Guest Blog: At The Yard in Hackney, we don't know what we're doing
By Editorial Staff · 2 May 2013 · West End
Jay Miller, artistic director of Hackney venue The Yard, exlains the venue's proudly anarchic ethos Here at The Yard we don't know what we're doing. We didn't know what we were doing when
Michael Coveney: Theatre queens and Paris low-life
By Michael Coveney · 30 Apr 2013 · West End
The working title for the new television sitcom Vicious that aired last night was Vicious Old Queens, so I think we knew what to expect from a script co-written by Mark Ravenhill (with Gary Janetti ...
Glenn Meads: Oliviers 2013 Blog - View from the armchair
By Glenn Meads · 29 Apr 2013 · West End
ITV screened highlights of the Olivier Awards yesterday night for the first time. Previous years have included problems with 'red button' footage, awkward moments involving red carpet arrivals and ...
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