Bartlett Sher’s new production of Les Miserables may not have the cosy familiarity of the original Trevor Nunn (I still miss the revolve) but it makes up for that with a relentless energy.
Wow, what can I say, but go and book your tickets for this show now, it is pure value for money. Cameron Mackintosh offers an incredibly cinematic production of Boublil and Schonberg’s musical, Les Misérables.
As Wicked powers towards its 13th year on the West End, Alice Fearn’s Elphaba ensures visitors to the Apollo Victoria won’t be disappointed.
Eleven years since opening at the Apollo Victoria, Wicked is a well-oiled machine but the newest cast show the same enthusiasm and energy as at that unusual first night in 2006 when so many friends of Dorothy turned up dressed as Judy Garland.
I can’t think of another play set like One of Those entirely on a train – Hecht and MacArthur’s On The Twentieth Century is the most persistently rail-bound but starts and ends in theatres, and even Patricia Highsmith’s murderous Strangers on a Train had their climax on a fairground carousel in Craig Warner’s stage adaptation at the Gielgud a couple of years back.