This afternoon I caught up with the ITV highlights programme of last night’s Olivier Awards. While quite entertaining, it’s no surprise that the telecast missed out a lot of good stuff – sometimes right in the middle of a quote. (Ahem, see Kevin Spacey, oh what’s his name… Matthew Warchus.) The TV version was […]
In case you didn’t know it, 2015 marks the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth, and what a ripe old time it is for this giant of 20th-century American drama here in Britain.
After last year’s incendiary in-the-round production of The Crucible, starring Richard Armitage at the Old Vic, Ivo van Hove’s award-laden A View From […]
If you read my Best of the Best of #theatre2014 round-ups a few weeks ago, you may have been able to predict most of the winners of the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, announced today at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. That’s with the possible exception of Best Actress, which based on the […]
After perusing so many other people’s year-end, best of lists, and compiling a few of mine, I hugely enjoyed taking part in the “As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast” (cunningly named) comprehensive #theatre2014 review of the year discussion.
These guys – TRP Watson, Gareth James, Phil from West End Whingers and Shakespeare lecturer Julie Raby – are […]
We’ve looked back ad nauseum over the past fortnight at the best of #theatre2014; now it’s time to look forward. And there’s SO much to look forward to theatrically.
To help you keep track of all the new year picks and predictions, here’s a handy 2015 recommendations round-up. Having perused them all, let me summarise […]
In this new year gorgefest of lists, The Stage’s annually compiled Stage 100 of the top influencers in theatre takes the cake. Launched in January 1997, The Stage 100 is now in its 19th year and always makes for fascinating reading – and, I’m sure, lots of behind the scenes disagreements on risers, fallers, inclusions and […]