Strictly Ballroom is a dazzling, sequined, joyous, life-affirming bundle of unadulterated pleasure and utter joy. It is a perfect antidote to all of life’s ails, it should be available on the NHS to those feeling blue. To say that I love this doesn’t even come close. It is one of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen, EVER. It’s one of the best things I’ve … Continue reading Strictly Ballroom, theatre review, London
Fresh, profound, riotous, bizarre, somewhat confused, a little overlong, magical. While contradictory, all of these are true of this new show, looseły based on the Victor Hugo novel, TheMan Who Laughs. Brought to the stage by Tom Morris of War Horse fame, it’s one of the most bizarre shows I’ve seen and it’s well suited to the small space of Trafalgar Studios. The set is excellent, particularly, in this theatre. Much of the … Continue reading The Grinning Man, madness and wonder, theatre review.
After our excellent lunch at Lyle’s Tom and I ubered into town to the trafalgar studios to watch The Buried Child. I was particularly exited as the last thing I went to see I left at the interval and this featured the excellent Ed Harris in the role of Dodge. This award winning play written by Sam Shepherd is set in 1970’s rural America and … Continue reading The Buried Child, Trafalgar Studios
Last night I went to the theatre for the first time in ages. I knew I was winning when I chose the right exit out of Leicester Square and found myself on the door step of the Wyndham theatre. The Truth was very, very good and very, very funny. It centres on the lives of two couples and the infidelities in their relationships. Michel, the … Continue reading The Truth you need to see