Category Archives: Theatre Review

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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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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Don’t let the gin do the driving

It’s very rare that we go up to the West End and see something truly terrible. When it happens it feels like time and money has been wasted on something that really should have a stamp of quality on it. … Continue reading

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Three bags of balloons

“What did you think?” Asked Mirinda. “Relentless,” I answered. We’d just been to see Salome by Yael Farber at the National. Originally she was going to direct a new version of the Oscar Wilde play but then gradually realised that … Continue reading

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