Monthly Archives: April 2012

Theatre of the disturbed: Misterman at the National Theatre

Saturday 21st April 2012, evening There’s one in every village.  And if you don’t know who it is, it’s you.  In this case it’s Thomas Magill, Cillian Murphy’s evangelist loner, plying his religious trade in the fictional Irish village of Innisfree, … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful: a study of theatre pricing as if theatre mattered

In his book ‘The Undercover Economist’, Tim Harford investigates the question, why can you never seem to get a decent meal in a tourist area.  His answer is interesting.  It is not just to do with the obvious connection between … Continue reading

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Misery Loves Company: Uncle Vanya ‘entertains’ at the Print Room

Saturday 7th April 2012, matinée One of the pleasures of seeing a new show in a flexible theatre space is wondering what the new layout will be.  In the case of Uncle Vanya at the Print room, designer William Dudley … Continue reading

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Knit two together: Charing Cross Theatre brings us ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ – the musical

Charing Cross Theatre, 6th April 2012 It’s easy to see why ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ is so appealing as a subject for a musical.  Yet up until now, only one Dickens novel, Oliver Twist, seems to have hit the musical … Continue reading

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Monsieur, with this show you are really spoiling us: Richard Herring asks ‘What is Love Anyway?’

Bloomsbury Theatre, 31st March 2012 Having enjoyed Richard Herring’s Christ on a Bike last year, which explored his relationship with Jesus, we were intrigued to discover whether he has managed to find a subject even more controversial than the last.  … Continue reading

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