Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2011«

A Woman Killed With Kindness (National Theatre)

July 31, 2011


I gave up a sunny Saturday afternoon to be needlessly tortured by The National. I’ve made no secret of the fact I think The National has done a brilliant job this year with some of the best pieces of theatre I’ve ever seen (‘London Road‘ & ‘One Man, Two Guvnors‘), some ambitious spectacle (‘Frankenstein’ & […]

Betwixt! (Trafalgar Studios)

July 29, 2011


The Theatre Slut loves an opening… night. So the chance to sneak into the opening night of ‘Betwixt!‘ was hastily accepted. Good seats too! Now to misappropriate a quote from ‘A Chorus Line‘, let’s get one thing straight: I never heard of ‘Betwixt!‘. I never saw ‘Betwixt!’. I don’t give a shit about ‘Betwixt!‘. But […]

Carousel (Landor Theatre)

July 22, 2011


Let me start with a little bit of theatrical blasphemy. I don’t like Rogers & Hammerstein. I understand why they were important, and even revered, but to me R&H musicals are a bit too twee and the songs a bit boring. This judgement is based purely on the film adaptations and the numerous, awful amateur […]

Yes, Prime Minister (Apollo Theatre)

July 20, 2011


The play of Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn‘s hit TV series ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ has returned to the West End after a run that closed as the start of this year. I love ‘Yes, Prime Minister‘ the TV series, one of the finest pieces of British comedy ever produced – I love men who are […]

EastEnd Cabaret feat. Sarah-Louise Young (The Hospital Club)

July 13, 2011


Out of the blue ______ Facebooked me. He had a spare ticket to ‘EastEnd Cabaret’ at The Hospital. I was in the mood for a cock… tail and was still smarting from the fact I missed Meow Meow‘s gigs at The Apollo, so I said ‘yes’! For a random Wednesday night, this was working out […]

Road Show (Menier Chocolate Factory)

July 7, 2011


It’s not often you get drawn out by the words ‘new’ and ‘Sondheim’ – well it’s enough to make a girl moist with anticipation. So while ‘Road Show‘ isn’t new new, it is having it’s European première at the Chocolate Factory. I didn’t know anything about the show really before I saw it, which is […]

Toad (Southwark Playhouse)

July 6, 2011


When _____ invited me down to ‘The Vault’ in Southwark, I thought “He’s a nice enough chap” and “My safe word will be ‘Miriam Margolyes’.” So when I ended up in the Southwark Playhouse, I was both relieved and a little disappointed. Thank god they have a nice bar! I’ve loved ‘The Wind In The […]