THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER – St James Studio

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You’d really need to be Prince Charles to get the most out of this curio: or at least a septuagenarian devotee of the Goons and inveterate nostalgist for the era when BBC radio announcers wore dinner jackets. In case you don’t even know what the Goons were, they were the forerunners of every manic comedy programme since, from Monty Python to League of Gentlemen to Little Britain, pioneers who established that surreal and illogical sketches and oft-repeated catchphrases could make the kind of radio and later television people talked about at work the next day.

Review: Noël Coward’s Christmas Spirits (St James’s Theatre)

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Richly fruited old theatricals don’t come much more Londony or patriotic than Teddington-born, Pimlico-raised Noël Coward: he even wrote our Blitz-surviving anthem ‘London Pride’.  Well, apart from him being a tax exile in Switzerland and Jamaica of course, he was London through and through. Beyond a first name stemming from his December birthday, there is […]

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Review: Noël Coward’s Christmas Spirits (St James’s Theatre)

In Musicals, Reviews by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

Richly fruited old theatricals don’t come much more Londony or patriotic than Teddington-born, Pimlico-raised Noël Coward: he even wrote our Blitz-surviving anthem ‘London Pride’.  Well, apart from him being a tax exile in Switzerland and Jamaica of course, he was London through and through. Beyond a first name stemming from his December birthday, there is […]

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