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An Intervention

18 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

Just curious if anyone's made the journey to Watford to see this? Going next week as well as seeing King Charles III - definitely a Mike Bartlett week.

Protest Song (Nt Shed)

18 December 2013 - 12:33 AM

Caught the second preview of this new Tim Price play at the NT Shed and came out very impressed. Rhys Ifans gives one of the best performances I've seen all year as a homeless man caught up in the Occupy movement back in 2011. Funny and thought-provoking, I thought about it all the way home.

And a snip at only seventy minutes.

Have written a short review here, and have been careful to avoid spoilers: http://thegreatestof...d-national.html

Tuesday Matinee

11 August 2013 - 10:06 PM

I have a matinee slot free on Tuesday 3rd September. As I'm in London I'd like something to see to fill the gap, for a cheap price. Both the National and Globe haven't got anything on or are sold out, and I'm seeing/seen The Mousetrap, Jersey Boys and The Woman in Black. So is there anything I'm missing that I could see then?

The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart

16 July 2013 - 07:11 PM

Caught this at press night on Monday and loved it! It took a while to get into, but by the end of the first act I was engrossed, and the second act was brilliant and strangely beautiful. One of the more bizarre nights I've spent at the theatre (or bar, to be more accurate), but it was brilliant. Also the first time I've been high-fived by actors during a performance or had an actor's pair of trousers wrapped around by head during a performance. Have included more in depth review on my end of month roundup on my blog if you're interested: http://thegreatestof...-july-2013.html

Anyone else seen/seeing it?

Theatres You Haven't Visited

15 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

I was having a rummage through my drawer of programmes and started to wonder which West End theatres I've never actually visited and why, so I had a snoop around and found that I haven't been to all but 15.

Aldwych: I'm not interested in seeing Top Hat, but may give Stephen Ward a go depending on responses and prices.
Ambassadors: I may give Stomp a go eventually if I can get very cheap tickets and am in town anyway.
Apollo Victoria: Wicked? No thanks.
Arts: It seems I'm allergic to theatres starting with A, this one is never really on my radar, but imagine I'll get there eventually.
Cambridge: Still haven't seen Matilda but know I really should..
Dominion: I like Queen but this has never really appealed to me or my family.
Garrick: I love eighties music, so probably should've seen Rock of Ages, but not very keen. I'll probably visit when it starts being a playhouse once more.
Lyric: Same as Garrick, not keen on Thriller but would like to see a play there.
Novello: Seen Mamma Mia once and don't need to return.
Palace: Never been anything on there that I wanted to see, plus I hear the balcony is awful. May give Commitments a go.
Playhouse: Not keen on Spamalot.
Piccadilly: Dirty Dancing? Dear god no. Seen Jersey Boys so won't be visiting here anytime soon.
St Martin's: Have actually booked The Mousetrap because I needed a Tuesday matinee and want to say I've done it.
Theatre Royal, Haymarket: Saw One Man with Corden, would like to see a play there one day but again cheap seats in an awful balcony.

So which theatres haven't you ticked off yet?