Tag Archives: national theatre

Oslo, National Theatre

We need more waffles in diplomacy. Or, in other words, personal connections to bridge those vast divides. So believed the Norwegian couple who orchestrated secret peace talks in 1993 between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization – a slice of … Continue reading

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Follies, National Theatre

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 musical finally gets the outing it deserves in Dominic Cooke’s blockbuster revival – with a 37-strong cast and full orchestra. Follies isn’t just “still here”, it’s thrilling, heartrending, spectacular. Read my full Ham & High review … Continue reading

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Follies, National Theatre

Theatre has a long memory. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 musical has been through myriad incarnations, donning and shedding numbers, an interval, an ill-conceived upbeat ending, and yet the original vision has lingered. The show now comes to extraordinary life in a … Continue reading

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Follies leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Sondheim to political plays and the return of Florian Zeller. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Apologia leads August’s Top 10 new London shows

From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Movers and Shakers

Three leading practitioners discuss the thriving field of movement direction. Read my full Dancing Times article here

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre

In the immediate, heartbroken aftermath of the EU Referendum, I had some very uncharitable thoughts about the right to vote. Perhaps it should involve some kind of IQ test, or at least a demonstrable ability to tell the difference between … Continue reading

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Grand Designs

Set designer Bunny Christie talks Curious Incident, People, Places & Things and Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy. Read my full Oryx magazine interview here

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From Tennessee Williams and Bob Dylan to royal politics and Adrian Mole. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Common, National Theatre

It’s entirely possible that there will one day be a fascinating Heart of Darkness-esque documentary about the making of Common. We can only hope, because the creation of something so extraordinary, so wilfully bewildering, on the National’s biggest stage is … Continue reading

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