Tag Archives: David Mamet

Car crash theatre: Why won’t the critics defend quality in the West End?

Apparently, Lindsay Lohan has finished her West End stint as Karen in David Mamet’s ‘Speed the Plow’, and she is so delighted with how it all went that she is now contemplating a second Mamet play.  ‘One Mamet down’ she … Continue reading

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Belgian Tragedy: Ivo Van Hove ‘reinvents’ A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic

Saturday 19th April 2014, matinée Watching the Young Vic’s new production of Arthur Millers ‘A View from the Bridge’ made us feel as though we were witnessing a battle between a great playwright and a director who appears to want to … Continue reading

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Without prejudice? David Mamet’s Race at the Hampstead Theatre

Saturday 29th June 2013, matinée As big fans of David Mamet, we didn’t hesitate to book ahead for the UK premier of his 2009 play ‘Race’ at the Hampstead Theatre.  And when we discovered that Clarke Peters had been cast … Continue reading

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Mr Happiness and The Water Engine: David Mamet shows us the light at the end of the Old Vic Tunnels

Saturday 2nd July, matinée If the Offies ever decide to have a category for ‘creepiest venue’, the Old Vic Tunnels will win hands down.  It’s got everything from a concealed entrance, a musty smell to rival the London Dungeon and actual dripping … Continue reading

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