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Archive Review • PETER PAN • Oxford Playhouse • 2004

The last time I reviewed a John Doyle/Sarah Travis collaboration, I hated it and slated it. So it was with some trepidation that I approached their take on Peter Pan … Continue reading

12/30/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Interview • ANNA CALDER-MARSHALL • The Importance of Being Earnest @ Oxford Playhouse • 2005

Anna Calder-Marshall knows she has it all. Not because she loves playing Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest under Erica Whyman’s direction at Oxford Playhouse — though she … Continue reading

06/28/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • OUR FRIENDS IN THE NORTH • Northern Stage @ Oxford Playhouse [tour] • 2008

Our Friends In The North [DVD] [1996] When the lights go up on Our Friends in the North they illuminate an assorted cast – young men and old, the wealthy … Continue reading

05/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Why the Tory project is bust | David Hare | Politics | The Guardian

Incisive, edited version of the 2016 Richard Hillary Lecture at Oxford University given by the playwright David Hare about the parlous state of British politics. Just over 40 years ago, … Continue reading

03/08/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST • Oxford Playhouse [tour] • 2005

Many years ago, I listened to a famous conductor talking on the radio about the problem of including well-known pieces in concert programmes. “To many in the audience,” he said, … Continue reading

02/18/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Theatre Review • BLACKBIRD • Oxford Playhouse • 2008

In 1998, almost ten years ago exactly, Gitta Sereny published a book titled Cries Unheard: the Story of Mary Bell. Sereny’s recurrent theme is the nature of evil, most often examined through the … Continue reading

07/21/2014 · 2 Comments