Archive for the 'Antony Sher' Category

Review – The Giant by Antony Sher, Hampstead Theatre

Wednesday 7 November 2007

Christmas arrived early for the Whingers this year.

The last preview of Sir Antony Sher’s play The Giant at the Hampstead Theatre presented them with such an early feast of overdone turkey that they felt so sated on seasonal fare that they’re thinking of cancelling the real thing.

For once Phil, a fully fledged meat-eater, felt sorry for his fellow Whinger’s plight. Andrew is vegetarian and Phil pitied his vicissitudes.

And it had all looked promising… Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Kean starring Antony Sher, Apollo Theatre, London

Sunday 3 June 2007

Phil was having one of his Greta Garbo evenings. These involve hiding himself away in his flat in his biggest sunglasses and his most glamorous snood playing the role of recluse for an evening and refusing to answer the telephone.

Well, by “evening” one means an hour or so because no-one ever calls to try to coax him out from his shell and, sadly, without attention “Phil” as you understand the concept doesn’t actually exist. He only exists when reflected in the attention of others. Read the rest of this entry »