Monthly Archives: October 2011

Get your tickets out for the lads: why do the Arts Council fund Ed Hall’s Propeller?

We’ve had a go at Edward Hall for having an all-male theatre company which benefits from public funding.  But are we being fair?  Have we missed something? We decided to go in search of the rationale behind Propeller’s all-male policy … Continue reading

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Arms and the Mouse: The Tricycle takes us for a walk in the woods

15th October 2011, matinée Inspired by true events, ‘A Walk in the Woods’ is not one of the Tricycle’s famous transcript plays, but it does have a ring of authenticity about it and although it was first performed over twenty … Continue reading

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Soho Cinders at the Queens Theatre: Still looking for the perfect fit

Sunday 9th October 2011 Having particularly enjoyed the music from Betty Blue Eyes, we were keen to attend this one-off performance of Stiles and Drewe’s ‘Soho Cinders’, at a charity event in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. This semi-staged … Continue reading

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And now for something completely indifferent……No Naughty Bits at the Hampstead Theatre is not quite naughty enough

29th September 2011 Somewhere in the middle of this play, in the court-room scene, the actors playing Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam start to read out from one of the Monty Python scripts to illustrate a point.  The action in … Continue reading

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