Monthly Archives: June 2013

High Flying Adored: Patti Lupone at the Leicester Square Theatre

Sunday 23rd June 2013, matinée These days, when the term ‘star’ is bandied about like confetti, and is more likely to refer to a celebrity or TV talent show contestant, Patti Lupone, in a week-long engagement at the Leicester Square … Continue reading

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‘Little Me’ leaves a big impression at the Royal Academy of Music

Saturday 22nd June 2013 Our second visit to the Royal Academy of Music for their end of year Musical Theatre shows couldn’t have been more different from the first.  If A Catered Affair is a kitchen sink drama, ‘Little Me’ … Continue reading

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Marriage of inconvenience: A Catered Affair at the Royal Academy of Music

Tuesday 18th June 2013 It was with a great sense of anticipation that we made our way back to the Royal Academy of Music after a two year absence for their Musical Theatre students’ end of year show ‘A Catered Affair’.  … Continue reading

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A Human Being Died That Night: Hampstead Theatre downstairs

Saturday 15th June 2013, matinée It’s becoming more frequent to receive emails from the theatre in advance of a play we have booked, telling us how to get there and warning us not to be late, reminding us of the … Continue reading

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Nothing will come of nothing: why actors need to be paid for their work

Here’s a question: what’s the one thing you can’t do without if you want to put on theatre?  Actors.  And which category of worker is least likely to get paid when budgets are tight?  Yes, you’ve guessed it, actors.  Why … Continue reading

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Anniversary angst: Dances of Death at the Gate Theatre

Saturday 8th June 2013, matinée Having seen August Strindberg’s ‘Dance of Death’ in 2003 with Ian McKellen and Frances De La Tour, we were not expecting to revisit it again quite so soon.  This is not a play we were … Continue reading

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About Face: The Park Theatre bring ‘Yellowface’ to the UK

Sunday 2nd June 2013, matinée We don’t know if it is a coincidence that David Henry Hwang’s 2007 play Yellowface arrived in the UK for its premier hot on the heels of the RSC’s recent ‘Orphan of Zhao’ casting debacle, … Continue reading

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