Monthly Archives: February 2012

Buried Treasure: The Vault @ Southwark Playhouse revive Floyd Collins

Saturday 25th February 2012, matinée We’re always on the lookout for something a bit different, so when we heard that Southwark Playhouse were putting on a revival of ‘Floyd Collins’ we were intrigued.  It’s a musical based on the true story … Continue reading

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Cheek by Jowl at the Barbican: Tis pity it’s a chore

Saturday 18th February 2012 We were looking forward to this production of Tis Pity She’s a Whore by Cheek by Jowl, having seen their outstanding Macbeth nearly two years ago.  It’s not exactly our favourite play; having seen Jude Law … Continue reading

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Give ’em the old razzle dazzle: Are TV casting shows here to stay?

According to Wikipedia, Noel Coward is attributed with the following quotation:  “The moment you have arrived in the profession is when you realise you don’t have to read ‘The Stage’”.  Now there’s an incentive for aspiring actors.  We can’t help … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the war (of independence): The Madness of George III at the Apollo Theatre

Friday 27th January 2012 Poor old George III.  Unjustly blamed by the Americans for being a tyrannical monarch; succeeded by a son who became famous for popularising trousers; and what do we remember him for?  Going completely insane.   No wonder … Continue reading

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Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory: Does it compute?

Sunday 29th January 2012 The Menier Chocolate Factory’s latest production is billed as a ‘radical re-working’ of Stephen Schwartz’s musical ‘Pippin’.  We are not sure if we would go that far.  The original story, such as it is, is a young man’s … Continue reading

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