Monthly Archives: March 2017

Twelfth Night

This is not generally considered a problem play, but I always have a problem with it. The peoblem is Malvolio, or in this production Malvolia. Twelfth night would be a lovely comedy, with the usual happy ending where everyone gets … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The thought of three hours of marital screaming and bickering was not really appealing, but once again, the star sold the show. Imelda Staunton is an amazing actor, and with her brilliant supporting cast, Conleth Hill as George and Luke … Continue reading

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Don Juan in Soho

We bought tickets because we are David Tennant fans. ( Dr Who, Broadchurch, Jessica Jones etc). We really did not pay much attention to the play, beyond guessing it might have something to do with the opera Don Giovanni, or … Continue reading

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Stratford HD production of last summer’s play, converted to a film. The play was great. The film is very good. It is amazing how different the experience of watching the film is from watching the play live. A couple of … Continue reading

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Saint Joan

This NTL production of the Shaw play was very interesting in its mix of modern and classic costumes and staging. Gemma Atterton, who was brilliant as Joan, started in traditional peasant garb and finished in futurustic, almost fetisistic leather. Somehow … Continue reading

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