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In Search Of William Shakespeare’s London | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life Ever since I visited the newly-discovered site of  William Shakespeare’s first theatre in Shoreditch, I found myself thinking about where else in London I could … Continue reading

04/22/2015 · Leave a comment

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04/15/2015 · Leave a comment

Christopher Marlowe In Norton Folgate | Spitalfields Life

Originally posted on Spitalfields Life Towards the end of the sixteenth century, Shoreditch and Norton Folgate comprised theatre land for Elizabethan London, with a monument in St Leonard’s Church today … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 90th Birthday Kim Stanley

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the actress Kim Stanley.  She was the narrator of To Kill A Mockingbird and played Francis Farmer‘s mother in Frances,…

03/11/2015 · Leave a comment

History Hoydens: Travels in Englandc 1782: The Theatre in the Haymarket

This week Mr. Moritz shares his opinions and observations on a trip to the theatre (and most unpleasant it sounds, too): “Last week I went twice to an English play-house.  The … Continue reading

01/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Vivien Leigh

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 101st birthday of Vivien Leigh.  Absolutely everyone has seen her amazing performance in Gone With The Wind and fell in love with her…

11/05/2014 · 3 Comments

Miles Richardson takes over as Charles III at Wyndham’s

While I am very sorry to hear that Tim Pigott-Smith has had to withdraw from the Almeida Theatre transfer of King Charles III at Wyndham’s as a result of breaking his collarbone, … Continue reading

10/24/2014 · Leave a comment

Electra review – Kristin Scott Thomas prowls the stage with intensity | Stage | The Guardian

Why has Greek drama enjoyed, as Edith Hall points out in the programme, an unprecedented revival in the past 30 years? I suspect it’s partly because these old plays chime … Continue reading

10/03/2014 · 1 Comment

The Forgotten Great Theatres Of London | Londonist

Originally posted on Londonist. Throughout Victorian Britain, the industrial revolution brought prosperity to industrialists and widespread employment to the working classes. The working conditions were often strenuous and dangerous but by … Continue reading

06/29/2014 · 2 Comments

Review – Blithe Spirit starring Dame Angela Lansbury, Gielgud Theatre

Originally posted on A West End Whinger:
Perhaps that should be Dame-elect. As far as we know Angela Lansbury‘s still waiting to pick up her gong. But it’s well-timed. Charity…

03/04/2014 · Leave a comment

The 2013 Whingie Awards – the very worst and the not so bad

Originally posted on A West End Whinger:
A bit late getting around to this. But since it’s probably your first day back at work, let’s face it you’re not really…

01/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • Patrick Spottiswoode • Shakespeare’s Globe • 2003

Patrick Spottiswoode has one of those infectious personalities, an evangelical fervour for his project, an intelligent, insightful and determined advocate of the facilities that make up the Globe Theatre in … Continue reading

03/25/2013 · Leave a comment