Out of 2020 – Into 2021

I’ve ummed and ahhed over doing this sort of post, but (now the end of January is in sight) I’ve finally decided that I might as well follow up my ‘favourite things‘ post with a bit of a round-up – and some kind of look forward. One thing that I did manage was to get […]

Read More Out of 2020 – Into 2021

Wish list: National Theatre At Home

Following on from the instant success of the first National Theatre At Home streaming event on Thursday night (Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden), it’s got me thinking about all the other wonderful NT Live screenings that I’d love to come to the small screen as part of this series. Over the next […]

Read More Wish list: National Theatre At Home

Julius Caesar

Last year, New York’s Public Theater caused a stir with their production of Shakespeare’s political thriller, as they presented it in modern dress with the eponymous emperor looking remarkably similar to President Donald Trump. What followed was a series of misunderstandings, culminating in the withdrawal of Delta Airlines and Bank of America funding. Nicholas Hytner […]

Read More Julius Caesar

Follies

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies has begun its first ever run at the National Theatre, playing a limited season in the Olivier Theatre and boasting a hugely talented cast that includes Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee and Philip Quast. It was a very popular draw when the season was announced, and has sold out many of its […]

Read More Follies

My favourite shows of 2015

And I thought it was difficult to pick my top shows of 2014… In 2015 I’ve been to see 55 different shows – but, as you’ve probably figured, a few of those have been seen on multiple occasions! In all, I’m up to a total of 230 shows so far, and am hoping to make […]

Read More My favourite shows of 2015