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Can honest critics have theatre professionals as friends?

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I’m unashamedly a friend and champion of the theatre; but I can never been a simple cheerleader for it, regardless of the circumstances or my connections with people in a show I’m seeing. As honest critics find out all too often, we’re loved when we love something we see; but that can quickly pivot to becoming the enemy when we don’t.

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NEWS: Maggie Smith will return to the stage in Christopher Hampton’s new play A German Life at the Bridge Theatre

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Maggie Smith will return to the stage for the first time in 12 years in A German Life at the Bridge Theatre, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017). Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel.

SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER – The Glory

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With David Suchet currently bashing Lady Bracknell’s back doors in in the West End it seems almost a logical sequence that trash drag supremo Jonny Woo should assail Katharine Hepburn’s New Orleans matriarch role in Suddenly Last Summer.  Except he looks nothing like Kate, veering instead towards a creamy mash of Hattie McDaniel in Gone […]

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Mag Hag

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COMING SOON: My experience with Dame Maggie Smith at Lady from Dubuque
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