Missed The Boat: Girls & Boys

Earlier this year, award-winning actress Carey Mulligan made her return to the London stage in this new one-woman play by Dennis Kelly. It ran at the Royal Court from 8 February until 17 March, and has now transferred across to New York’s Minetta Lane Theater for a limited engagement there. Somehow it missed out on […]

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Missed The Boat: Candide

I reckon I’d be quite accurate in thinking that not many (if any) of you reading this post have ever read Candide – even fewer in the original Old French. Well, I have. And it was bloody hard work, believe me! When you choose to study A Level French you know you’re probably giving yourself […]

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Missed The Boat: Photograph 51

In 2015, Anna Ziegler’s play Photograph 51 was brought to London’s West End by the Michael Grandage Company, running at the Noel Coward Theatre from 5 September until 21 November. It was in development for many years prior to this run, however, receiving its première in Maryland in February 2008, winning the STAGE International Script […]

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Missed The Boat: Something Rotten

The West End definitely missed a trick with this one in 2016. When everywhere else was cashing in on it being the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, London’s big theatres missed the opportunity to bring Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick’s Bard-based musical to a new audience. And, as my luck always seems to go, it closed […]

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