Monthly Archives: July 2011

Re-writing history: more ‘confessions’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber

As we have previously noted, Andrew Lloyd Webber is a master at making seemingly self-effacing comments whilst stabbing his colleagues in the back.  It’s no different in his recent interview with Patrick Healy in the New York Times, in which he indulges … Continue reading

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Nicolas Kent Tricycles into the sunset

Anyone reading about Nicolas Kent’s departure from the Tricycle Theatre might be forgiven for thinking that it is not a theatre at all, but a grim lecture hall where the middle classes go to assuage their guilt about the latest … Continue reading

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Mr Happiness and The Water Engine: David Mamet shows us the light at the end of the Old Vic Tunnels

Saturday 2nd July, matinée If the Offies ever decide to have a category for ‘creepiest venue’, the Old Vic Tunnels will win hands down.  It’s got everything from a concealed entrance, a musty smell to rival the London Dungeon and actual dripping … Continue reading

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Light but not lightweight: ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ at the Royal Academy of Music

We completed our marathon weekend of musical madness at the Royal Academy of Music with ‘Nobody’s Perfect’, described as ‘some songs on the subject of human failings’, almost certain to be a fertile source of entertainment, and a fitting companion … Continue reading

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Follies at the Royal Academy of Music: We loved these broadway babies

Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Follies’ is a musical all about performers at the end of their careers, traditionally a showcase for the most distinguished and well-loved actresses and actors of the time.  Here, Karen Rabinowitz, course leader of the postgraduate diploma in Musical … Continue reading

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