Tag Archives: Hampstead Theatre

Flat comedy: Hello/Goodbye at the Hampstead Theatre

Saturday 24th January 2015, evening We’re not normally great fans of rom-com, but finding out that Shaun Evans and Miranda Raison were going to team up at the Hampstead Theatre in ‘Hello/Goodbye’, Peter Souter’s play about the first and last … Continue reading

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Freudian Blip: Hysteria at the Hampstead Theatre

Saturday 5th October 2013, matinée Sometimes we think we should be a bit more circumspect when we book to see a show.  In the case of ‘Hysteria’ at the Hampstead Theatre there are three things we wish we’d found out … 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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And now for something completely indifferent……No Naughty Bits at the Hampstead Theatre is not quite naughty enough

29th September 2011 Somewhere in the middle of this play, in the court-room scene, the actors playing Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam start to read out from one of the Monty Python scripts to illustrate a point.  The action in … Continue reading

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More questions than answers: we tell the RSC exactly what we think of them

A couple of weeks ago we received an email from the RSC entitled ‘RSC audience research’.  The stated purpose of this research is ‘to ensure the RSC are providing the best service possible’.  We weren’t aware that theatre was now … Continue reading

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When fair is foul and foul is fair: Shared Experience lose their share …… of Arts Council Funding

We were stunned to learn that Shared Experience had lost all of its Arts Council funding.  This is the theatre group responsible for two of the most memorable productions we have ever seen, ‘Mill on the Floss’ and ‘Anna Karenina’.  This … Continue reading

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