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TWILIGHT SONG – Park Theatre

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Sadly, despite a few crisp one-liners and a catchy title I’m surprised was never used elsewhere, Twilight Song emerges as a frail Rattiganesque slice of sixties’ repressed sexuality contrasted with an awkward contemporary tryst between Adam Garcia’s cash-strapped estate-agent-turned-hustler and Paul Higgins’ desperate mothers’ boy.

My theatre diary: To Kill a Mockingbird, Henry V, As Is, Orson’s Shadow & The Invisible

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Since I got back from my month of remote working in Mallorca, I’ve been lucky enough to pack in lots of trips to the theatre, including this quintuplet of limited season plays that are all worth a look. As usual, I’ve listed productions in closing date order, and the first on the list finishes this Saturday, so don’t delay if you want to see it…

A diary of theatrical addiction

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I’m the first to admit it: I have a theatre addiction. But it is at least an addiction that I work at and make work for me (in every sense, including financially) to give my life shape and meaning. At its best, it fills the existential hole that we all have to face. (Sometimes, of course, it opens up a chasm, too; just see me after a run of bad shows!)

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MY NIGHT WITH REG Apollo, WC1

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REMEMBERING REG…A REVIEW WORTH A  REMIX     Thought I should see how it feels in a bigger theatre, after writing at the Donmar that Kevin Elyot’s 1994 play is “pretty much perfect: a twist on the traditional drawing-room, single-set … Continue reading →

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Review: Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse)

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Oh Jesus, not another ‘gay play’ — except that this time, Jesus himself features quite a bit. Next Fall pitches an interesting slant on the gay ‘dramedy’ where a young guy from Florida is challenged to justify his strong religious faith by a relationship with an older, cynical atheist. And then — cue off-stage car-crash […]

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Review: My Night With Reg (Donmar Warehouse)

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As a comedy about gay sex and the importance of protection, it’s unwittingly symbolic that My Night With Reg starts with a young painter and decorator recklessly glossing conservatory woodwork without a sheet to collect his white splashes. It’s also brilliant that such a modern morality play should be set in a theatrically conventional living room with […]

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Review: My Night With Reg (Donmar Warehouse)

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As a comedy about gay sex and the importance of protection, it’s unwittingly symbolic that My Night With Reg starts with a young painter and decorator recklessly glossing conservatory woodwork without a sheet to collect his white splashes. It’s also brilliant that such a modern morality play should be set in a theatrically conventional living room with […]

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