[Update (20 Mar 07): Equus review is here.]
Never usually ones to drag our hooves, the kindly Whingers are giving yer actual Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe a couple of weeks to settle into his already highly praised Equus role (co-starring the marvellous Richard Griffiths) at the Gielgud Theatre. Will the Whingers be so fulsome in their praise?
If you’re already chomping at the bit, the Whingers will be casting their beady un-blinkered eyes over, amongst others:
- Robert Lindsay and Pam Ferris in the 50th anniversary production of John Osborne’s The Entertainer at the Old Vic. [Update: The Entertainer reviewed here]
- Star Wars’ Supreme Chancellor Palpatine Ian McDiarmid and Penelope Wilton in Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman at the Donmar Warehouse (in a new version by fellow blogger David Eldridge). [Update: John Gabriel Borkman reviewed here]
- Maggie Smith in Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. [Update: The Lady from Dubuque reviewed here]
- A second visit to the wonderful Menier Chocolate Factory production of Little Shop of Horrors after its transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre with the addition of Alistair McGowan to the already fabulous cast. [Update: Little Shop of Horrors reviewed here]
- And in a attempt to appear terribly serious (as if Borkman weren’t enough) Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Royal National Theatre. [Update: Sizwe Banzi is Dead reviewed here]
- If all that doesn’t leave you gasping for less, the already heavily discounted musical (don’t ask) version of The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane looms ominously closer. Phew!