You might think it odd that my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by seeing a play about a marriage breakdown. If you knew us, you’d know that one of the reasons our relationship has lasted over 20 years is that we love theatre. We have shared many wonderful experiences that provide the cement of […]
Two plays in the same week featured a mash-up of authors’ works.
LipService’s Mr Darcy Loses The Plot at Theatre Royal Winchester found Austen’s hero leaving Pride And Prejudice to blunder into Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, Mrs Gaskell’s Mary Barton and even Beatrix Potter. It was very funny, not least because Austen’s creation has become a staple in subsequent literature, the dark silent hero with […]
If you’d asked us ten years ago, we marketing folk would probably have said that our season brochures and postal mailshots were on their way out. More and more people were getting digitally connected, websites were well established and getting faster, emails were all but ubiquitous. We couldn’t be blamed for thinking our print would […]
Nature abhors a vacuum. Faced with the big space of the Olivier and Lyttleton auditoria, National Theatre designers feel the need to fill them with sets that dominate and slow down the plays. That’s why I haven’t enjoyed my last few visits to the National Theatre’s big auditoria. The Threepenny Opera was well acted and […]