Quiz

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Olivier award winning James Graham was lauded last year for having two plays (Ink and Labour of Love) running side-by-side in the West End. Now he's back at the Noel Coward Theatre with a transfer piece from Chichester, creating a terrific buzz with this exuberantly entertaining and thought-provoking interactive piece: Quiz. Here in Quiz Graham re-examines the... Read more »

My Family: Not the sitcom

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David Baddiel describes My Family: Not the Sitcom better than any critic could when he calls it “a twisted love-letter to my parents”. He talks about his deceased mother and his father, who has picks disease, with a candour that is breath taking. There was a bit right at the end of David Baddiel’s already richly acclaimed... Read more »

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the 1988 comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine – a brilliant movie in my opinion, with some great comedy performances from the two leads and Glenne Headly. The film, which is in turn based on the 1964 movieBedtime Story starring David Niven and Marlon Brando, has been turned... Read more »

Mikado at ENO

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With a rump-tee-tum-tee-tum and a spring in my step I happily took my seat for a joyous revival of Jonathan Miller’s acclaimed Mikado at the ENO, London. This production is 25 years old now and still as fresh, funny and innovative as it was in 1986. There have been many productions of Mikado, the biggest... Read more »

The Importance of being Earnest

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Oscar Wilde wrote “I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked", but that is not the case with the Red Lion Theatre Production of ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ which has transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket London. It is a thoroughly enjoyable production of one of Wilde’s classic... Read more »

The Ladykillers

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If I said “LadyKillers” to you, you would probably think of the classic 1955 British film from Ealing Studios starring Alec Guiness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom and Peter Sellers to name just a few of its legendary stars (or if you have really bad taste the awful American remake from The Coen Brothers in 2004... Read more »