Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fruit cake on the menu at the Cafe France: Jerry Herman’s ‘Dear World’ enjoys a sojourn at the Charing Cross Theatre

Saturday 16th February 2013, matinée There were no problems deciding whether to go and see ‘Dear World’ at the Charing Cross Theatre.  As their publicity puts it – four legends unite to create theatrical history, and for once it’s not an … Continue reading

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Rising up the pecking order: Julian Bird is appointed Chair of Drama UK

Was anyone else a little puzzled by the recently-announced appointment of Julian Bird as ‘Chair’ of Drama UK, an organisation formed from a merger between the National Council for Drama Training and the Conference of Drama Schools. Bird is certainly enjoying … Continue reading

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Losing his marble: One Touch of Venus at Ye Olde Rose and Crown

Sunday 10th February 2013 Ever since going to Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub in Walthamstow to see Love and War, a well-crafted and performed revue featuring songs by Howard Goodall, we have hoped to return to see something else.  … Continue reading

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Desert Mirage: Robert Lepage takes a gamble with ‘Playing Cards’ at the Roundhouse

Thursday 7th February 2013 (first preview) When we heard that there was going to be a new production by Robert Lepage coming to the Roundhouse, we rushed to book our tickets.  We hadn’t seen any of his work before, but … Continue reading

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