Category Archives: Theatre

Review: Tips on enjoying Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in NYC

This weekend we saw “Sleep No More” in New York.  This is a show by the UK theatre group Punchdrunk – well, more of an experience than a show.  They have taken over a hotel in Chelsea, and over 2-3 … Continue reading

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Review: The Children’s Hour is a Very Bad Play

Internet users of a certain age will remember a Powerpoint presentation that went around about a dozen years ago called something like “The Doubletree is a Very Bad Hotel.” It was funny because it stated, without rancor, and with the … Continue reading

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Preview: And The Horse You Rode In On, Barbican, 14 May

I sometimes wonder why I read the flyers that theatres send me, because I mostly make decisions on word of mouth or reviews after shows have opened.  But every so often something grabs me and I decide to go for … Continue reading

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Preview: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Donmar Warehouse, 30 March

This one is an Off-Broadway stalwart – I never made my way to see it in NY, but it’s nice to get the chance to see it in London. When I was avoiding it in NY, it was because it … Continue reading

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Preview: One-on-One Festival, Battersea Arts Centre, 9 April

This caused a big splash when it ran last year – it is a series of short “theatrical experiences” which are experienced one audience member at a time.  As in, you, the audience member walk into a room, and there … Continue reading

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Preview: The Vanishing Horizon, Camden People’s Theatre, 14 March

I booked this solely on the strength of my friend Aliceson Robinson (whose excellent blog, On Culture, is listed in our blogroll).  Her blog post one day was the below – how do you say no to that?  So, I’ll … Continue reading

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Preview: Becky Shaw at the Almeida, 26 Feb (matinee)

We are going to see this play at the Almeida in a few weeks – it caught my eye because a) it got three stars in The Week and b) it’s at the Almeida which is a reliable theatre in … Continue reading

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