Olivier Awards 2018

So, that just happened! Despite some small disappointments in the nominations (nothing too much, just some things felt unnecessarily overlooked), I was rather looking forward to this year’s Oliviers. And I was also rather glad that I wasn’t on site to cover the ceremony this time – partly because of the damp forecast, partly because I […]

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Olivier Awards 2018 – nominees

I must admit that I was feeling slightly trepidatious about today’s announcement, having checked over the list of eligible productions for this year’s Olivier Awards and being reminded of some of the awful pieces of theatre I saw last year – so my immediate reaction is one of relief. Then follows a tinge of smugness […]

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The Red Lion

Originally produced at the National Theatre in 2015, a new production of Patrick Marber’s re-worked football play The Red Lion is now resident at Trafalgar Studios 2. It transfers from Newcastle’s Live Theatre, and stars Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone. Red Lion FC is a northern, semi-professional club with an ambitious manager and not a […]

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The Red Lion (National Theatre)

On the face of it, The Red Lion (Patrick Marber’s latest offering for the National) didn’t really seem the most obvious thing for me to watch. It’s set in a non-league football club, focusing on the manager (Kidd – Daniel Mays), kit man (Yates – Peter Wight) and up & coming new talent (Jordan – […]

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