Monthly Archives: February 2011

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: who would think that spelling could be this much fun?

Playing at the Donmar Warehouse until 2nd April. As soon as we get inside the Donmar Warehouse we find ourselves in the home of the ‘Pugs’, whose motto is ‘multum in parvo’ – ‘much in little’.  We never know any more … Continue reading

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More on critics’ quotes and prison for those who distort them (not!)

We started to get curious after receiving a marketing email about ‘The Children’s Hour’ and actually looking at the reviews.  Then a reader gave us a link to an article about EU legislation which threatens prison for anyone who uses … Continue reading

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium: review of the preview 19th February 2011

The Gloves are off Some of you will be aware of the debate generated on the Guardian’s Theatre blog about bloggers reviewing previews.  Andrew Lloyd Webber, no doubt bruised after his experience with ‘Love Never Dies’, seems to have found … Continue reading

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In Good ‘Company’ at the Southwark Playhouse

Running until the 12th March 2011 We were glad to see this revival of a Sondheim classic – advertised as the first major revival in 15 years.  Having only heard some of the songs in isolation and with a vague … Continue reading

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‘The Children’s Hour’: Hot ticket? Don’t get burnt!

It has always been a favourite pastime of ours to look at critics’ quotes on theatre and film posters and wonder what the context might have been.  Everyone knows there’s a bit of creativity going on here, don’t they?  Well, … Continue reading

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Revealed! Cameron Mackintosh hates Musical Theatre!

As keen followers of the debate around the casting of the O2 Les Miserables concert, we were stunned by an article we found at the Daily Mail online dated 25th November 2010, where Cameron Mackintosh referred to Alfie Boe as … Continue reading

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