Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2011«

Earthquakes In London (Richmond Theatre)

October 30, 2011

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I don’t mind saying I am utterly bewildered by ‘Earthquakes In London‘, both its content and the rave reviews it received from its time at the Cottesloe Theatre. Maybe something has gone amiss in the translation from the small space of the Cottesloe to a traditional theatre space like Richmond? The acting isn’t to blame, […]

Pitman Painters (Duchess Theatre)

October 27, 2011

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The¬†cynical¬†side of me was expecting to shoot ‘Pitman Painters‘ down. Like most shows that are “hits” and come back around, it’s hard to view them objectively. Do you remember that first moment your breathe was taken away by a piece of art, be it theatre, a painting, a sculpture or piece of music? There’s something […]

Stand Tall (Landor Theatre)

October 25, 2011

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I’d heard so many mediocre things about ‘Stand Tall‘ at the Landor that I wasn’t particularly excited to go, but after fighting a cold for so long, I was keen to simply get out of the flat and into a theatre. TFL had ruined by chances of seeing ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown‘ the […]

Inadmissible Evidence (Donmar Warehouse)

October 24, 2011

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Imagine seeing a play with Zaza, Amelia Pond & the mum from the BT ads. Odd mix yes? Welcome to the Donmar for ‘Inadmissible Evidence’, an intense 2.5hr production which gives us Douglas Hodge in a riotous tour de force. Hodge delivers a manic, all encompassing, powerful example of a man crumbling under the weight […]

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Union Theatre)

October 23, 2011

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“Texas has a whorehouse in it!” Yes it does! I remember seeing the film version years ago and have never seen the stage version, so I was looking forward to the production of ‘The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas‘ at the Union Theatre. The last time I was at the Union was for the disappointing […]

Soho Cinders (Queen’s Theatre)

October 10, 2011

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I went back and forth about going to ‘Soho Cinders‘ for weeks. I’m a big fan of Stiles & Drewe but while the heart said yes, the bank account said no. And I REALLY didn’t want to have opt for the cheap standing tickets at the back. I’m too old for that shit. But, lounging […]

Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych Theatre)

October 9, 2011

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_______ is a fan of classic films and got all excited about the prospect of ‘Cool Hand Luke‘ on the stage. I wasn’t overly convinced but dinner & theatre is always a draw for a city girl on a budget. Plus I rather fancy Marc Warren, so what the hell, a quick bite at Opera […]

Constance (King’s Head Theatre)

October 8, 2011

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Well here’s a theatrical curiosity. Is it, or is it not a play by Oscar Wilde? The controversy has been running around the theatre press, the mainstream press, Channel 4 news even ran a piece. Not a bad round of publicity for a fringe theatre, and indeed getting to premiere the script is something of […]

Idina Menzel: Live in Concert (Royal Albert Hall)

October 7, 2011

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I’ll cop to the charge of not being an Idina Menzel fan. I think she’s very good, but unlike many of my friends I do not worship at the altar of Idina. Well… let me rephrase that, I DIDN’T worship at her altar. I do now. When I first saw ‘Wicked‘ in London, Idina reprised […]

Driving Miss Daisy (Wyndham’s Theatre)

October 5, 2011

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Do you need more of a dramatic draw-card than the names Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones? Regardless of the material, the chance to see these two legends of the craft of acting together on the stage (even if it is only for 90min) is worth it. That said, the material in question is actually […]