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Director Howard Davies dies aged 71 –

Director Howard Davies has died at the age of 71. Directors, playwrights and the theatre community took to Twitter to pay tribute to the man who worked extensively at theatres … Continue reading

10/26/2016 · 7 Comments

Vanessa Redgrave on why she was ready to die: ‘Trying to live was getting too tiring’ | Stage | The Guardian

The legendary actor, 79, on ageing, religion, human rights and the notorious Oscars speech that stalled her Hollywood career Source: Vanessa Redgrave on why she was ready to die: ‘Trying … Continue reading

06/13/2016 · 2 Comments

Archive Review • THE HYPOCHONDRIAC • Almeida Theatre • 2005

There’s not a lot to say about the Almeida’s latest production of The Hypochondriac, in a new version of Molière’s lavatorial farce by Richard Bean. The plot is predictable enough: … Continue reading

02/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • FIVE GOLD RINGS • Almeida Theatre • 2003

Staging a poetic drama by a little known writer (Joanna Laurens won the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright Award and Time Out Award for Most Outstanding New Talent in 2000 … Continue reading

01/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • EDWARD ALBEE • ‘A Terrible Drunk’

‘I used to be a terrible drunk. I insisted on setting everyone straight about what was wrong with them. And I’m told that I’d go to the theatre, and I’d … Continue reading

01/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Thought for the Day • WASTE • Almeida Theatre • 2008

At the preview performance I saw, Samuel West’s production of Waste was unbearably DULL and SLOW. It wasn’t just me reflecting the wasteland of my own disillusioned soul. I saw two couples … Continue reading

02/21/2015 · 3 Comments