Tag Archives: roger allam

Rutherford and Son, National Theatre

Rain gushes down the front of the Lyttelton stage, a pitiless wall of water trapping and framing the Rutherfords – a clan very much defined by their environment. It’s an arresting image to open Polly Findlay’s sure revival of Githa … Continue reading

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Europe leads June’s Top 10 new London shows

From a drama about Europe to immersive Shakespeare and open-air opera. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Tina leads April’s Top 10 new London shows

From a buzzy new musical to returning favourites. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Moderate Soprano is a moderate success

Following Farinelli and the King, here’s another gently aimless drama about opera and – more circuitously – the inestimable value of art. David Hare takes us back to 1934 and the birth of Glyndebourne, with Rae Smith’s design illustrating its … Continue reading

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School of hard knocks

Writing is not a spectator sport. Theresa Rebeck’s wryly cynical 2011 play sets out to disprove that fact by focussing on the hoopla surrounding the act of putting pen to paper, from battling personal demons to the grim pragmatism of … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

All the world’s a stage this week, with Sofie Gråbøl, Kristin Scott Thomas and Roger Allam treading the boards. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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