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Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf- The Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gift

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 […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Review, Theatre|0 Comments

Lots of laughs as Travesties and Mr Darcy both mash up literary greats

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 […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Review, Theatre|0 Comments

What’s more important- Length or Quality? Houdini & Heaven Eyes

Should you tell them the length or let them find out? The theory of not saying anything is that by the time they find out how short it is, they’re committed and they’re going to enjoy the experience so much, they won’t mind.

I would like to think that all that matters is the quality but […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Marketing, Review, Theatre|0 Comments

Review: Amadeus at National Theatre- Bold & Ambitious

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 […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Review, Theatre|0 Comments

La La? Nah Nah!

I love musicals so why didn’t I love La La Land?

Let me explain why I think musicals are one of the finest art forms. I love the way the story is enhanced and advanced through song and dance. Music and movement bypass the brain and go straight to the heart. They can give you a […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Review, Theatre|0 Comments