REVIEW – Travesties, Apollo Theatre London. April 2017.

Second part of a Tom Stoppard double bill day!

Tom can be rather hard work as a playwright so would we cope with the potential intellectual OVERLOAD from seeing this second show?

The whole weekend also seemed to be sponsored by Patrick Marber who directed here and Don Juan in Soho (also writer). As I said before – just as well we like him!

There was a real “star is born” performance in this show. Give the video a watch to find out who.

REVIEW – Rozencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Old Vic Theatre London. April 2017.

Star casting is OUT IN FORCE in London at the moment, and what better way to guarantee “bums on seats” than to cast HARRY POTTER in your lead role?

Problem is – can he actually act? We share our opinion with you.

We had a Tom Stoppard double bill with this matinee and Travesties in the evening. It’s a good job we’re intelligent people as it was potentially enough to make your brain drip out of your ear.

REVIEW – Chinglish, Park Theatre London. April 2017.

A director that doesn’t speak Mandarin, directs a duel-language comedy? What could possibly go wrong?

Another one we walked into pretty “blind”, just knowing it was a comedy set in China and had a run on Broadway.

A UK premiere – we love to be on the crest of the wave.

REVIEW – Ugly Lies The Bone, National Theatre (Lyttelton), London. March 2017.

The National went all out on this piece about Virtual Reality helping with pain and rehabilitation with an interactive exhibition using some of the technology in the show.

We got hands-on with that!

Great cast potential with this one, including Kate Fleetwood, Ralf Little and Kris Marshall. So, how was the text and production?

 

REVIEW – All The Little Lights, Birmingham REP. February 2017.

Some things stay with you. They simmer and stew. This is one of those things.

It was so reflective that we actually changed our minds about it.

See what we mean in the vid!