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Joss Bennathan On ... Doctor Faustus at Stratford Circus
By Editorial Staff · 15 Jan 2010 · Off-West End
Stratford Circus is an arts centre situated right next to the Olympic site, which opened in 2001. Here, Joss Bennathan, director of Doctor Faustus, which opened there this week, tells us about ...
Unwin Revives Joe Penhall's Dumb Show at Rose
By Editorial Staff · 15 Jan 2010 · West End
Stephen Unwin's production of Joe Penhall’s 2004 black comedy Dumb Show, marking the play's first major revival since its 2004 premiere, will open the Spring 2010 season at the Rose Theat
The World's Wife
By Michael Coveney · 14 Jan 2010 · West End
Linda Marlowe’s solo performances have been one of the great enterprises in our theatre of the past ten years, and her latest, The World's Wife, based on a cycle of poems by the new laure
Brief Encounter With ... Ella Smith
By Nancy Groves · 14 Jan 2010 · West End
As the eponymous heroine of Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, which had its West End premiere in 2008, Ella Smith took on a role many vainer actresses might have rejected. Happily, it paid off and S
LOST & Found: Lambeth Gets New Theatre
By Nancy Groves Theatergoer Reporter · 14 Jan 2010 · Off-West End
LOST Theatre, the youth company that gave Ralph Fiennes his first big break, has this week opened the doors to its new permanent home in a purpose-built arts complex in Stockwell, south Lond
Edward Hall Succeeds Clark as Hampstead Boss
By Terri Paddock · 13 Jan 2010 · West End
After months of speculation (See News, 30 Jun 2009), Edward Hall, son of former Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre artistic director Sir Peter Hall, has today (13 January 2010) been ...
Greta Garbo Came to Donegal
By Michael Coveney · 12 Jan 2010 · West End
Greta Garbo really did visit Donegal, in 1970, as the guest of an English painter, but Frank McGuinness fictionalises the occasion backwards to the summer of 1967, with Ireland on the brink of the ...
Cannibal! Eats in July, Western Silences Hannibal
By Terri Paddock · 12 Jan 2010 · West End
Cannibalism is back on the theatrical menu in 2010. As Hannibal Lecter is parodied anew in Silence! The Musical at the Above the Stag Theatre later this month (See News, 8 Sep 2009), an Off-...
Doris Day Gets Sentimental at Wilton’s Music Hall
By Terri Paddock · 12 Jan 2010 · West End
Hollywood legend Doris Day provides the inspiration for A Sentimental Journey. The bio-musical, which takes its title from the singer’s first No 1 chart hit, transfers for a four-week run, ...
Barbershopera II
By Editorial Staff · 11 Jan 2010 · West End
The cast list of Barbershopera II reads like a bad joke: a Catalan Matador, a bouffant-topped hairdresser and a town crier (and her dad), all dwelling in Shavingham, Norfolk. The plot is not ...

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