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Theatre Reviews: 29 June
THE LAST OF THE HAUSSMANS Like the wretched 52 bus, you wait for years for a play about the 1960s baby boomers and then two turn up in succession. Which might just be telling us something: that all that free love, seersucker and joss sticks have left a...
Theatre Review: 15 June
THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE Every time I see a big old wooden wardrobe (usually in an elderly aunt's spare room) or a full-length fur (often worn by elderly aunt) or look out on snowscape trees encrusted with glistening ice flakes, I am...
Theatre Reviews: 25 May
TOP HAT 'There may be trouble ahead, but while there's music and moonlight and love and romance, let's face the music and dance,' goes one of the songs in the fi rst theatre version of Top Hat, Irving Berlin's musical, best known and loved for the...
Theatre Review: 14 September
JUMPY I wasn't the only one in the audience of Jumpy, April De Angelis's bruisingly funny, moving play about mothers and daughters who wondered if the playwright had bugged my house and used the evidence but with the names changed. During the interval,...
Theatre Reviews: 6 July
THE SUNSHINE BOYS Not since Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau played the dysfunctional pair of old men forced to live together in Neil Simon's film classic The Odd Couple, have audiences had a chance to see such an awesome coupling as Richard Griffiths...
Theatre Review: 8 June
POSH There are criticisms that come to dog politicians long beyond their brilliant careers: Ann Widdecombe's suggestion that Michael Howard had 'something of the night about him' has never gone away. For David Cameron and his chancellor George Osborne,...
Alfresco summer nights: Theatre
South West Brownsea Island, Dorset The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 27 & 29 July, 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 & 12 August, 7.30pm – 10.30pm Bring a picnic and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Brownsea Island as you watch this fantastic production of Shakespeare's...
Theatre Review: 3 August
CHARIOTS OF FIRE It isn't unheard of to leave the theatre humming the score; and who could resist Vangelis at his finest? But it is rare to leave resolving to become a better person, or at least a fitter one. Mike Bartlett's aweinspiring stage adaption...
Theatre Review: 20 July
KISS ME, KATE I have trained myself to expect the very worst of any holidays so that they never fail to exceed expectations. Try as I might, the brainwashing doesn't work when it comes to theatregoing. Admittedly, there's a handful of plays I approach...
Theatre Review: 22 June
WAH! WAH! GIRLS Wah! Wah! Girls is part of the World Stages London festival and you cannot fault the bold, original ambition to produce a new Bollywood-style musical set in London's East End and as much British South Asian as Bollywood. However, the...
Theatre Reviews: 8 June
THE SUIT The Suit is a 'new musical play' adapted from a short story by black South African writer Can Themba (1924-1968) and is playing as part of the World Stages Festival. It has been adapted and directed by legendary British director Peter Brook...
A companion piece to the RSC's Julius Caesar, this creative Much Ado is set in contemporary India with an outstanding British Asian cast, including Meera Syal and Paul Bhattacharjee. Iqbal Khan's confident, fluent direction makes for an intelligent,...
Theatre Review: 11 May
ON STAGE The perils of only wearing red Hailed as a literary masterpiece, Wild Swans is potent theatre Wild Swans The shelf-like stage of the Young Vic is teeming with market traders selling birds and vegetables, even soup. You can smell it. In the...
A couple of weeks ago, our Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, proposed a ‘rehabilitation revolution’ for prisoners, prompted by the extraordinarily high reoffending rates. Turned out of prison with just £46, possibly with nowhere to go and no job, it’s...
Theatre Review: 7 September
CAROUSEL Armed with a leftover box of tissues from the Olympics, I prepared myself for the emotional challenge that the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel has forced upon me ever since I first saw the Shirley Jones/Gordon MacRae film in my youth....
Theatre Review: 17 August
CANTINA Don't be put off by the hype surrounding Cantina. It's all as good as they say it is. As you enter London Wonderground's crazy, mesmerising theatrical show in Jubilee Gardens on London's Southbank, you can't help but feel the buzz of...
Theatre Review: 10 August
RICHARD III Whether you've seen the play or not, you probably have an idea of the character of Shakespeare's Richard III. Referred to as a 'foul lump of deformity', he's a villain through and through. The Richard you might recall possibly has a pageboy...
Theatre Review: 27 July
A DOLL'S HOUSE Other people's marriages are a mystery – and endlessly fascinating. Was it Scientology that made Katie Holmes slam the door on Tom Cruise? Or was it his high heels? For Nora, in Ibsen's marvellous A Doll's House, it was the realisation...
Theatre Reviews: 13 July
DEMOCRACY A welcome transfer from the Sheffield Crucible, this revival of a masterly play by the versatile Michael Frayn is a Cold War story about modern Germany's greatest statesman, the charismatic, enigmatic, much-loved Willy Brandt (1913-1992). He...
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MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL Years ago, with suspiciously uncharacteristic spontaneity and extravagance, my husband suggested a holiday on the Caribbean island of Trinidad. The attraction was not sun, sea and steel bands, I soon discovered, but cricket: a...

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