Monthly Archives: November 2011

Portrait of the artist as an old man: Ibsen’s Judgement Day at the Print Room

Our top tip for any fans of Michael Pennington is to go Mary Hunwicks’ excellent site and sign up to her mailing list. We doubt whether we would have found out about his latest production, at the relatively new venue ‘The Print … Continue reading

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Di Great Insohreckshan*? The Tricycle enquires into the riots

It is a sad indictment of our media that if you want an unbiased account of what happened in the Summer riots you need to buy a ticket to the Tricycle’s latest production. Nicolas Kent commissioned the play while the … Continue reading

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The Knight before Christmas: Trevor Nunn revives the Lion in Winter

12th November 2011 (evening) preview With Christmas fast approaching, like many our thoughts turn to festive family gatherings, mulled wine around a log fire, a tree in the corner, and entertaining conversation.  Doubtless these were the thoughts of King Henry … Continue reading

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Taking the show out of showbusiness: theatres claim their pound of flesh

Why does ‘The Stage’ continue to report the ever growing profits in West End Theatres as a good news story?  Their latest report on West End revenues has the headline ‘West End stays on course for £500m box office hat-trick’ and … Continue reading

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You do not have the right to remain silent: Speechless at the Arcola

Having recently seen ‘Bronte’ by Shared Experience it is tempting to make parallels between the subjects of their latest production, ‘Speechless’, and the Bronte sisters.  Based on the book ‘The Silent Twins’ by Marjorie Wallace, ‘Speechless’ tells the story of … Continue reading

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