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EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE – National Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

The wit and charm of US comedian Wallace Shawn is lost on me. I never saw him as Alicia Silverstone’s teacher in Clueless and haven’t caught whatever comedy series made him popular, on a channel I’d have to pay Murdoch to see. No matter, I doubt he’d laugh at my stuff either, but as he’s here in his own play at the National, I was willing to give it a go.

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7 essentials needed for a show to score on the Hitometer

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Most review publications rate shows on a five-star basis. But even full fives across the board from every theatre critic in the country won’t guarantee a hit. So what does? Over his 30-odd years working in theatre – creating, building, running and marketing venues, shows and festivals – my friend Chris Grady has come up […]

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My theatre diary: The Distance, Electra, Lord of the Flies, Urinetown, Next Fall

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

Having escaped back to Mallorca for a week (god, I love that place, my little piece of heaven), there are at least two weeks of theatre I want to catch up with. My must-see list just keeps growing and growing and has, more accurately become, a might-see list … if I can find a mammoth […]