Archive for the 'critics' Category

In which Jay Rayner confesses to being middle-aged.

Sunday 13 July 2008

Always an early riser, Andrew has spent hours this morning counting his column inches over and over again and feeling rather self-satisfied at the result. Read the rest of this entry »

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London theatre critics take a panning

Sunday 24 June 2007

Many thanks to Would-Be Whinger M/N for drawing our attention to AA Gill’s article in today’s Sunday Times which lays into theatre critics accusing them of being dull, witless and irrelevant to real theatre-goers.

The biggest surprise of the entire experience was finding out that M/N buys a newspaper but it turns out he is forced to kill time at the weekends as he only has access to Facebook at work. Anyway… Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Betrayal at the Donmar

Tuesday 19 June 2007

Betryal maskThe Whingers frequently feel betrayed.

Not by each other particularly – although since one isolated incident in 1987 Phil regularly shakes out the rancid detritus of Andrew’s man-bag to cross-check the prices on the ticket stubs against the money he has just handed him. Read the rest of this entry »

Two dead white males respond to Mr Hytner

Sunday 20 May 2007

Quite what Mr Hytner (who didn’t come to our party) expected to achieve with his night of the long butterknives, we don’t know. But if he was expecting the dailies to summarily dump their dead white male reviewers and replace them with one-legged, black, working class lesbians from the north of England he is presumably somewhat disappointed. Read the rest of this entry »

Fight! Fight! Hytner takes on the critics

Tuesday 15 May 2007

Hytner lays into the critics and De Jongh fights back. The knives are out. Read the rest of this entry »