Last week, we went to see Shakespeare’s The Tempest at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. It’s Shakespeare’s shortest (and probably last) play, which unfolds in real time in a production by Trevor Nunn that lasts about three hours. When we got back home, I had a quick look at some online reviews of this production and was surprised at how negative most of them are. I might not be a professional critic but I do have a degree in English literature and have seen quite a few Shakespeare plays … [Read more...]
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Broken Glass for me tonight was an exceptional piece of theatre. An evening I will remember for a long time to come. Set in New York in 1938 and written in 1994, Arthur Miller’s play takes us on the journey of Mr and Mrs Gellburg’s 25 year long marriage in meltdown. Sylvia Gellburg unexplainably has become paralyzed, unable to walk and medical tests are inconclusive, all those close to her are baffled by this sudden illness. Dr Harry Hyman is convinced it’s a ‘hysterical paralysis’ and is … [Read more...]
If I am asked to describe Ghost The Musical in as few words as possible I would quite simply say: “It is beautiful”. Will it be a success in London’s West End, I will say “You betcha!” I am confident that this musical will also hit Broadway and be a success there too. Okay, what are the ingredients to make this musical a success? The film Ghost (1990), written by Bruce Joel Rubin won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and is a classic romantic film with outstanding performances by … [Read more...]
We went to see Shrek The Musical on Thursday of this week. To be honest, if it wasn’t for arranging to meet some of the cast afterwards we might have delayed our second visit to the show a little bit longer, having seen it during previews. That isn’t to say that we didn’t enjoy the show as both my partner and I sure did, and probably more than we had the first time. So, for those that haven’t seen Shrek, here is an update on my first review. Shrek has somewhat of a pantomime feel to it, … [Read more...]
I have seen a lot of sets in my life, even been on a few, but I think it's fair to say that the most impressive set I have ever seen is the staging of The Railway Children. Set in Waterloo train station where the old Eurostar terminal used to be, the stage has been built around the train tracks in the 1,000 seat venue. It's not just a show, it is an entire experience. It takes a good 10 minutes to walk into the stage, the experience starts all along the way. The cast are interactive, engaging … [Read more...]