Tag Archives: london

Russian phantoms, American identity and S-Town

On my April MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Russian phantoms The Design Museum resurrects utopian Soviet architecture Don’t miss: American abyss From Edward Hopper to Grant Wood: 1930s Americana at the Royal Academy Commuter corner Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream and new podcast … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Fiction, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Theatre Royal Haymarket

The late, great Edward Albee is certainly having a West End ‘moment’, but it rather places this particular revival at a disadvantage, comparing unfavourably as it does with the shattering, unforgettable Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? a few streets away. … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Angels in America leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From a mammoth Tony Kushner revival to an unusual Romeo and Juliet and tap-happy musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Consent, National Theatre

Amidst the middle-class small talk between two couples, one reeling from the arrival of a new baby, comes a shocking confession: “I’ve been raping pensioners.” What kind of monsters are we dealing with here? Well, legal ones – it’s barrister … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The curtain rises just high enough to reveal a long line of tapping feet: a thoroughly appropriate intro, as those feet are the real stars of the show. The plot might centre around a leading lady battle, but this loving … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don Juan in Soho, Wyndham’s Theatre

The bad boy is back. Marber’s Molière update, which first appeared at the Donmar Warehouse in 2006, has been revived by the playwright for a West End run – David Tennant succeeding Rhys Ifans as the titular seducer. Read my … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BWW Interview: David Hunter

The actor and musician discusses his starring role in West End musical Kinky Boots. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Kid Stays in the Picture, Royal Court

While An American in Paris captures the dreamy glamour of old Hollywood, Simon McBurney rivetingly evokes its seedy, cynical underbelly, from backroom deals to drug busts and mobsters. Yet it is, in its own way, just as dazzling – a … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BWW Interview: Michael Blakemore

The director discusses musical The Life, making its long-awaited London debut, and his stellar career. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre

It’s 1945, and Paris is shakily emerging from Nazi occupation – celebrating, yes, with soldiers returning and families reuniting, but also confronting collaborators in their midst and post-war deprivation. Amidst this turmoil, two future lovers meet: an encounter of seismic … Continue reading

Posted in Dance, Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment