Spare a thought for the New York Times chief theater (sic) critic Ben Brantley (right).
The man is currently in London on a 21 day marathon in which he will see 28 plays in 21 days.
Quite why is not explained on his London Theatre Journal so the Whingers have done some deep (these things are relative) thinking and come up with some possible explanations:
- Brantley is the US equivalent of those British adventurers who trek to the North Pole and lose several toes to frostbite so that, umm.
- It’s for charity.
- It’s an elaborate Treasure Hunt and Brantley’s aim is to find the two worthwhile shows currently hidden in the West End.
- It’s part of the surreal criminal justice system in the US and Brantley has done something worse than whatever Boy George, Naomi Campbell and Paris Hilton did.
If you know any better, please let us know.