Monthly Archives: October 2010

The List

A Nightwood Production of a play originally written in French by Jennifer Tremblay. Allegra Fulton plays The Woman, who is obessessed by her list making and convinced that she has contributed to the death of her friend by not doing … Continue reading

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A Disappearing Number

Another film from National theatre Live, this one was broadcast from the Theatre Royal in Plymouth and brought back memories of his childhood for Keith. We had never heard of Complicite or Simon McBurney before, but will certainly keep an … Continue reading

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COC’s production was best summed up as “Aida the cleaning lady”. (Thanks Jill) The singing was lovely, although I am not really someone who can tell. The staging was visually interesting in a stark, drab, Chinese communist way. The production … Continue reading

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Billy Twinkle – Requiem for A Golden Boy

Ronnie Burkett has done it again. This is the third of his plays that I have seen and I have loved them all. The plot in this one seemed superficial, but really was not. It was a reflection on a … Continue reading

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Fernando Krapp wrote me this letter

Not exactly an enticing title for a play, but in the end it was worth watching. The subtitle is “an attempt at the truth” so I guess you have to consider it from that perspective. Does Fernando Krapp (Ashley Wright) … Continue reading

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The Clockmaker

Stepehn Massicotte (who also wrote The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion)has created a strange world that keeps you in suspense right to the end. What is Hell? what is heaven? and how can you tell? Damien Atkins was superb as Monsieur … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Kate

Loosely based on the Taming of the Shrew, this musical manages to insert a load of great somgs – many of which I had no idea were from this play – Another Opeing, Wunderbar, Brush up Your Shakespeare, It’s too … Continue reading

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