The idea was so simple: as I had seen over a hundred shows a year for a decade, have a site reviewing them. There was also a good affiliate deal available from a ticket site which would help pay for it.
It was at that point that a new addition to the family arrived, and theatre-going plummeted. The ticket site vanished too.
Ah well, here it is at last…
You need to know:
Post dates are those of the performance rather than the date the review was written (ideally not too much later).
I am not a fan of brain-dead musicals. Apart from that, I can happily see almost anything.
Of the regular National Theatre leading men, I think Roger Allam and Alex Jennings are both far better actors than Simon Russell Beale.
Dorothy Parker famously said a performance of Katharine Hepburn ran "the gamut of emotions from A to B." Having seen her in several plays, I think Jane Asher struggles to get to A.
By far the best thing I have ever seen is Shockheaded Peter, "just a little bit different". Sadly, that's no longer with us and the promised video recording never appeared (although there is a video on YouTube that makes clear that if it wasn't made, a large portion of the show was recorded). It's also in the V&A archive.
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