Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2011«

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (Theatre Royal, Haymarket)

June 29, 2011


The theatre, like Christianity, has a trinity. Sondheim, Sorkin & Stoppard. Okay, so Sorkin is mainly about film & television, but you can’t deny Stephen & Tom their places up on Mount Olympus (yes, I just switched religious metaphors. I’m as polygamous in my beliefs as I am in my sheets!) So when _____ invited […]

Cosi (Kings Head Theatre)

June 28, 2011


Occasionally, I go ‘Off West End’. Never let it be said that I’m a girl who doesn’t, sometimes, like it a little rough. So at the behest of a group of Australian friends (the ‘down under’ gags are just a little too obvious), on a warm summer’s night I walked past the Almeida, to the […]

Julie Atherton: No Space For Air (Apollo Theatre)

June 26, 2011


Fresh out of the ‘One Man, Two Guvnors‘ matinee, _____ tempted me back across the Thames for a ‘one night only’ event… but before that we went to Julie Atherton‘s “see ya later London” gig (she’s off somewhere, is it the ‘Sister Act’ tour? I don’t know. she’ll be back). The bar at the Apollo […]

One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre)

June 26, 2011


I’ve got to say I get suspicious whenever I see a celebrity fronting a production. While I know James Corden was in ‘History Boys‘, I know him most as a comedian, so when I saw The National had him in a play I thought, “well, three for the box office, one for the soul, as […]

Emperor & Galilean (National Theatre)

June 22, 2011


Fuck me, that was a marathon, not a sprint! And to think, it’s not even the full text! This is one show that won’t finish before you do, I guarantee that! But then, the appeal here isn’t really a sexy, sleek show, it’s a feather in the cap for articulate theatre-goers. This one is like […]

Michael Bruce: Spekulation Acoustic Sessions (The Pheastantry)

June 19, 2011


I’m a big fan of Michael Bruce‘s work since stumbling onto his first solo gig a few years ago. Dinner & a show with ______ made it all the more appealing. Sadly, I wish I’d known it was a Pizza Express. Pizza lacks pizazz, I’ll tell you that. I’d already been to Michael’s album launch […]

Blink Again! Turn Off The Lights (Above The Stag Theatre)

June 10, 2011


Well, it’s the life of a theatre girl to always be in gay bars, so at least a theatre above the gay bar is a nice change. I’ve been to The Stag quite a few times – it’s utterly fringe, so you look for the jewels in the trash, and there are often jewels to […]

Roar Of The Greasepaint, Smell Of The Crowd (Finsborough Theatre)

June 7, 2011


A fringe musical in Earl’s Court? Did ______ really bring me to a fringe musical in Earl’s Court? The revival of a 1964 musical I’ve never heard of? This is not the easiest way to impress a lady but, I’m the girl who can’t say no, so away we went. I was a Finsborough Theatre […]

All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe)

June 5, 2011


____ suddenly had a spare ticket to the Globe, and knowing that I live for spare tickets, asked if I’d like to accompany him. I’d never been to the Globe before and had always wanted to experience it. I’d rather avoided it as a tourist trap and had a bad incident at The Swan a […]

Shrek: The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)

June 4, 2011


It’s an odd kind of man who invites a lady out to a children’s show, but I’ve always enjoyed letting my girly side out so I accepted  ______’s invitation to ‘Shrek: The Musical’. I hadn’t been in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane since <cough>Lordoftherings<cough> – so let’s just say the theatre is full of bad […]