Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Richard Eyre’s take on Noël Coward’s nice old 1941 warhorse is decently fresh. Of course the play is, effectively a traditional drawing room comedy and so far from the gritty realism of today that it only comes off with lots of verve. And that’s exactly what this...
Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

This performance gets four stars due to the pure joy of both cast and audience, after a long eighteen months of waiting and waiting and waiting. Well, that and a stonking list of over twenty-five rock anthems such as Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final...
Kevin Quantum Eyes Shut Eyes Open

Kevin Quantum Eyes Shut Eyes Open

Magic has enjoyed something of a welcome rebirth over the last few years, particularly at the Edinburgh Fringe. It was good, therefore, to see some magicians among the performers at the London Wonderground, and Kevin Quantum’s Eyes Open Eyes Shut kept an audience of...
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...
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