FLARE PATH – Touring

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Caroline Hanks-FarmerLeave a Comment

Set in 1942 this National tour of Terence Rattigan‘s wartime masterpiece is celebrating the 70th anniversary of VE day and is drawn from Rattigan’s own experiences of his RAF days of which he is pictured in the program, which incidentally makes for a fascinating read for all ages. With such a stellar cast as this, it was bound to be a fitting tribute to a historic time.

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Dear reader: My epistolary musings about Dear Lupin

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

Dear reader Writing a blog in the form of the letter (as I did with my Conversation with Caitlin Moran series) about the stage adaptation of the 2012 book Dear Lupin allows me to both use the word epistolary (my favourite word of the week) and to demonstrate its very definition, which is: “relating to the writing […]

DEAR LUPIN – West End

In London theatre, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

Old army jokes get readopted by every generation. I suspect that one of the most slyly placed laughs in this ultimately charming evening falls into that category. The Sergeant-Major thunders “Recruit Mortimer! I didn’t see you at camouflage practice!” “Thank you very much sir..”. Pause, a gale of mirth as the audience gets it. Nice.

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NEWS: Father-son James and Jack Fox star in West End transfer of Roger Mortimer’s Dear Lupin

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Father and son James Fox and Jack Fox star in this brand new stage adaptation of the best-selling Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year Dear Lupin, Letters to a Wayward Son, in which renowned journalist and author Roger Mortimer’s brilliantly hilarious, often touching and always generous letters to his unruly son Charlie are now vividly brought to life. The production transfers to the West End’s Apollo Theatre following a successful UK tour, opening on 3 August 2015, with previews from 30 July, and runs for a strictly limited eight-week season until 19 September.