Category Archives: Theatre Review

Reggie Robinsod

I have always loved the work of Tom Stoppard. The Real Thing (I really should have played Henry!) is one of my favourite plays after all. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a work of genius and who doesn’t like … Continue reading

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Acting a caricature

Years ago I read a Pinter play called The Dumb Waiter. I wanted to take it to festivals but never did anything beyond the reading. I can’t remember why. Even so, it’s a one act play I’ve always liked. Until … Continue reading

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It was seven years ago today

Exactly seven years ago, I accompanied a bunch of Weasels to the Union Chapel in Islington where we watched and listened to an amazing concert performance of Hadestown by Anais Mitchell. We had been introduced to the album by John … Continue reading

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Making a grown man cry

The day started with very strong winds and an occasional shower of quite heavy rain. The rather unpredictable weather coincided with the running of the cross country race through the park. It happens every year with a number of schools … Continue reading

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The prisons inside us

This morning, after the gym, I went to Nero’s. What a difference. A seat, small queue, no screaming babies, chattering hordes or noisy students. A very pleasant coffee was had. I think this might be the way to go. As … Continue reading

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Three little maids in green

Today I took the girls to the kennel before heading into London for our weekend at the flat prior to Milan. The day was stunning and we took full advantage of it, catching the ferry up the river before wandering … Continue reading

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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance

Tonight we went to the Vaudeville Theatre in the Strand and were royally entertained with Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. It was absolutely hilarious and delightful with some of the wittiest dialogue outside of Earnest delivered by an exceptionally brilliant … Continue reading

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Coarse acting 101

It’s been a while since we’ve been to see a bad theatrical production so I guess it was no surprise that we were due one. Last night was that one. And while it wasn’t bad enough to leave at interval, … Continue reading

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All hail Aphrodite

I’ve liked Natalie Dormer ever since I first saw her in Silk. In fact, with each thing I see her in my joy at watching her only increases. She was wonderful as Ann Boleyn in The Tudors and superb as … Continue reading

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Love Labour! Lost.

I do like a bit of alliteration. It reminds me of a story that Pete Parsons told me a while ago. When he was in little school, his teacher would call all the boys by just their surnames apart from … Continue reading

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