Monthly Archives: December 2012

Parading his privates: Michael Grandage sets up camp at the Noel Coward Theatre

Thursday 27th December 2012 ‘Privates on Parade’ is the first in a season of plays to be staged by Michael Grandage at the Noel Coward Theatre.  Written by Peter Nichols against the backdrop of the Malayan emergency of 1948 and first … Continue reading

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The theatre-goers guide to the galaxy: Going Dark at the Young Vic

Saturday 15th December 2012 Sound and Fury are a theatre company with an interesting mission.  Instead of providing spectacle, they tend to immerse their audiences in total darkness.  It’s not often nowadays that you visit the theatre and don’t have to … Continue reading

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The pain goes on and on: Will it be a ‘Les Miserables’ new year for fans of musical theatre?

Ever since Cameron Mackintosh announced that he favoured Alfie Boe to play Jean Valjean in the film version of ‘Les Miserables’, declaring that screeching musical theatre voices wouldn’t work, we have had to face the possibility that this film might not be for … Continue reading

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Success Smells Sweet for the Arcola Theatre

Saturday 1st December 2012, matinée There is some pretty fortuitous timing in the Arcola’s British Premiere of Sweet Smell of Success, Marvin Hamlisch’s ten year old Broadway musical version of a film from 1957.  Taking the power of the newspapers to … Continue reading

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