Monthly Archives: August 2012

Death and Lobelias: The National Theatre transplant London Road to the Olivier

Sunday 19th August (matinée) We had two very good reasons to go and see London Road, recently revived at the National’s Olivier Theatre: a production which has attracted a lot of interest due to its subject matter as well as … Continue reading

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Rumble in the Jungle: The RSC bring their African Julius Caesar to the West End

In an interview with Heather Neill for Theatre Voice, director Gregory Doran mentions that Julius Caesar is one of the most performed Shakespeare plays in Africa and, as he goes on to explain, it is not hard to see why … Continue reading

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We un-happy few: Are there really ‘so few leading men?’

Andrew Lloyd Webber caused some consternation by declaring that there are ‘so few leading men’ during the semi-final of his casting show ‘Superstar’ a couple of weeks ago.  Are leading men really an endangered species?  And what is a ‘leading … Continue reading

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Time for a ragtag rag: Ragtime at the Regent’s Park open air theatre

Saturday 28th July 2012, matinée When we arrived at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre on a sunny Saturday afternoon for the matinée of Ragtime, we were intrigued.  The outdoor stage had been transformed into a smoking pile of rubble, … Continue reading

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