Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

James Simmons (Philip), Lianne Harvey (Ginny), Rachel Fielding (Sheila) and Christopher Bonwell (Greg). Photo: Steve Gregson No Sardines reader needs me to remind him or her that Alan Ayckbourn’s 1965 hit is a terrific comedy. It’s immaculately constructed and with a...
There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom and Other Stories

There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom and Other Stories

This is a piece for 5-11 year olds with a loaded agenda. Its aim is to introduce children to the concept of habitat destruction and its relationship with big business and to suggest some things we could all do to help arrest it. It is, however, packaged with a lot of...
Indecent

Indecent

As a play about a play with underlying tensions Paula Vogel’s play reminds me very much of Our Country’s Good although the issues are completely different. Originally planned for the spring of last year this production is the European debut of a play which has already...
Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

This was the 140th performance of Mark Farrelly’s moving, hilarious sensitive 2013 play about that most flamboyant of gay men: Quentin Crisp.  I liked Farrelly’s two hander Howerd’s End last year and admired his acting, but this post-Pandemic revival of the earlier...
MTA Showcase 2021

MTA Showcase 2021

It is always a pleasure to see young people achieving and to enjoy the work of qualifying performers at the start of their careers. Staged at Leicester Square Theatre (and live-streamed) this graduate showcase amply displayed the talents of its seventeen new...
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