Never Mind The Blog… Here’s February 2018

February 2018

Missed what January had to offer? Have a quick skim over the first post if you like, and then see what’s happening in the shortest month of the year. No time to revamp the logo, so for now you’ll still have to bear with my ‘interesting’ design…

There’s another slew of openings and early previews this month, including The Captive Queen at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 96 Festival at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, Lucy Pearman: Maid of Cabbage at Soho Theatre, Macbeth (starring Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff) at the National, and Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke at the Almeida. This House heads to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Little Matchgirl takes in the Minerva Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Theatre Royal Plymouth, and Hedda Gabler‘s national tour reaches the Theatre Royal Nottingham.

Here in London we say goodbye to another King’s Head transfer to the Trafalgar Studios, Strangers in Between, as well as The Woman in White (Charing Cross Theatre) and The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (Wilton’s Music Hall). The RSC’s glorious production of Twelfth Night bows out in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Vincent & Flavia’s Tango Moderno concludes its short stint at the Theatre Royal Bath.

John Dagleish & George Maguire return (with Adam Sopp) for another A Long Way From Home this month – heading out to the New Wimbledon Studio on 25th.

New releases: David Bowie – Transmission Impossible (2nd), GoGo Penguin – A Humdrum Star (9th); Loving Vincent (12th), The Death of Stalin (26th)

Reviews

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Photo credit: The Other Richard

I know I was meant to be taking it easy (and I really did enjoy having several nights off in January), but it appears there’s no rest for the wicked…

  • Macbeth, Rose Playhouse
  • Mad As Hell, Jermyn Street Theatre
  • The Moor, Old Red Lion Theatre
  • Derailed, Ovalhouse
  • Dust, Soho Theatre
  • Hilda & Virginia, Jermyn Street Theatre

The VAULT Festival continues, and I have Think of England, Be Prepared and If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You all booked in.

Any Other Business

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Photo credit: Tristram Kenton

This is where Mind the Blog ‘On Tour’ really gets into action. Starting as I mean to go on this weekend with a day trip to Hull for James Graham’s The Culture – A Farce in Two Acts, followed by a short break in Liverpool (where I’ll see Jessica Swale’s The Jungle Book), and finally I’ll head to Bristol for the UK tour of Wicked. As well as that, I have repeat visits to The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Dry Powder, Julius Caesar and Collective Rage.

I’m also trying to see more comedy where I can, so I’ve booked to see James Acaster’s work in progress show (as part of the VAULT Festival at Waterloo East Theatre) and Ed Gamble’s ‘Mammoth’ tour at Leicester Square Theatre this month.

Hot tips

Blog post: Talk Stagey To Me’s interview with Kara Tointon & Adrian Edmondson
Book recommendation: Three Sisters, Three Queens (Philippa Gregory)

“There is a tide in the affairs of men.”
Brutus, Julius Caesar 4.3 (William Shakespeare)

Don’t miss!
My preview of The Winter Selection, continuing at Shakespeare’s Globe until 21 April 2018.

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