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Director Howard Davies dies aged 71 – WhatsOnStage.com

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