Killer Joe

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Fourteen years before he won the Pulitzer Prize for August: Osage County, Tracy Letts made his playwriting debut with Killer Joe, a violent bite of Southern Gothic about a guy who hires a hitman to kill his mother (You may know it as a 2011 film starring Matthew McConaughey). This production at Trafalgar Studios sees Orlando... Read more »

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 »

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Last time the Edward Albee show Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf was in London it was at the Shaftesbury Avenue with Kathleen Turner as the booze-fueled, husband hating Martha. It sounds like perfect casting to me, but I never got to see it. This year the show is on at The Harold Pinter Theatre with the... 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 »

The Lyons

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At the wonderful Menier Chocolate Factory, London the European premiere of Nicky Silver’s play ‘The Lyons’ is currently taking place.  After the success of ‘The Color Purple’ (which truly was divine) the theatre is now hosting a play with 6 actors which is a wonderfully delicious black comedy. The Lyons family gather around Ben Lyons... Read more »

Hamlet

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It may be said in the production “all is not well; I doubt some foul play” but a trip to the Globe is always enjoyable and Hamlet was thoroughly thrilling, all is well in this production. Hamlet is a famous tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play is filled with death and suicide, madness, incest, and... Read more »

The King’s Speech

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The King's Speech writer David Seidler originally came up with the idea of The King's Speech as a play but most people now know it as an Oscar winning film with Colin Firth as King George VI.  The production is now (after touring around the country) being held at Wyndham’s Theatre London. On stage David... Read more »

Farewell to the Theatre

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The Hampstead Theatre is showing the World Premiere of American Playwright Richard Nelson’s play Farewell to the theatre Directed by Roger Michell and recently I went along to see what this new play was all about.  The Hampstead Theatre was looking lovely bathed in the Spring sunshine and a glass of wine from the well-stocked... Read more »