DI AND VIV AND ROSE Vaudeville, WC1

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THE GIRLS ARE BACK… There are not many all-woman plays around, nor many about female friendship; nor do many reflect the particular, unique long-term comradeship which begins in the cheerful domestic squalor of university sharers, and stretches over decades of … Continue reading →

My theatre diary: Comedies The Ruling Class, Di and Viv and Rose, Diary of a Nobody and Bad Jews

In London theatre, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I’ve had a heavy schedule of plays over the past few weeks, including quite a few comedies, many of them with deep, dark cores. (For dramas I’ve seen recently, see my companion Theatre Diary piece.) As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing date order. Note, the first – not the least bit dark – finishes […]

My theatre diary: Comedies The Ruling Class, Di and Viv and Rose, Diary of a Nobody and Bad Jews

In London theatre, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I’ve had a heavy schedule of plays over the past few weeks, including quite a few comedies, many of them with deep, dark cores. (For dramas I’ve seen recently, see my companion Theatre Diary piece.) As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing date order. Note, the first – not the least bit dark – finishes […]

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Hello/goodbye to Hello/Goodbye?

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Today Lyn Gardner delivered one of her blistering one-star pans for Hello/Goodbye at Hampstead Theatre, which has newly transferred this week to the mainhouse after its earlier premiere downstairs in 2013. Dubbing it an “inoffensive but entirely pointless two-hour romcom”, she went on to say that Shaun Evans and Miranda Raison “have all the allure of two slightly defrosted chicken nuggets.

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10 things you should never say to a copper (c/o Wildefire)

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A note in the programme for Wildefire, Roy Williams’ new play about the perils of modern-day policing at Hampstead Theatre, deftly summarises the public relations problem that the police force faces today. Titled “A Policeman’s Lot Is Not a Happy Note”, the piece is written by Brian Paddick, former Deputy Assistant Commission of The Met […]

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My theatre diary: Five plays worth seeing, from Adler to Bakersfield

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Despite the considerable distractions of the World Cup, Wimbledon and my own much-talked about (!) triathlon debut in Wales – I’m a sucker for a sporting spectacle – I have been lucky enough to squeeze in some top theatregoing in recent weeks. Here are five plays I can heartily recommend, listed in closing date order. […]

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Review: Longing (Hampstead Theatre)

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Can you pine in a birch forest? Tamsin Greig can: elegantly and elegaically imbuing the simplest conversational dialogue with resonant meaning to illustrate the life of a woman who has become a doctor but yearns for unspoken fulfillments. One one level, this is the audition piece which will in the future confirm her as an […]

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Review: Longing (Hampstead Theatre)

In Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

Can you pine in a birch forest? Tamsin Greig can: elegantly and elegaically imbuing the simplest conversational dialogue with resonant meaning to illustrate the life of a woman who has become a doctor but yearns for unspoken fulfillments. One one level, this is the audition piece which will in the future confirm her as an […]

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