Author Archives: Cazbah

Previews: highlights of what we’ve booked for the next half year, and why

We’ve just booked a number of tickets for the coming months.  Let us know if you are thinking of going to any of these – we would be delighted to see you for a drink in the bar at half … Continue reading

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Review: One Man, Two Guvnors

In some ways this is the least necessary review you’ll read on this blog, given that ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ has already proved itself a star of the 2011 scene.  It gathered a clutch of 5-star reviews for its extended … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned at Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

OK, you’re probably not going there anytime soon.  But it was such a surprisingly poor offering in such a fine hotel that I’m driven to mention it.  Let me first give you an example of their splendid customer service.  I’d … Continue reading

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Preview: Translunar Paradise, Barbican, 17-21 Jan 2012

Even by our standards, our trip to the Edinburgh festival was a little ridiculous.  We arrived on Friday afternoon, and by Sunday afternoon had seen 19 of the 22 shows we had booked.  (We would have seen 21 of them, … Continue reading

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Review: ‘State of Wonder’ by Ann Patchett

In some of the 1980s and some of the 90s, whenever anyone asked me what my favourite book was, I’d tell them it was Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie.  And we’d often then get into a conversation about how the … Continue reading

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Review: The 10 Cases, Endell Street, WC2

When I speak at conferences for the day job, I am often sent a post-hoc bouquet of flowers for my trouble. But sometimes the budgets are bigger, and the gifts more elaborate. Once I got handed a briefcase in an … Continue reading

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Review: The Pitmen Painters, Duchess Theatre, 25 October 2011

You know that moment in a gallery where you stare at a splashy daub on a canvas and you think to yourself the more generous version of ‘I could do that’?  That is: ‘maybe I could have a go at … Continue reading

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