Archive for the 'David Suchet' Category

Review – Complicit with Richard Dreyfuss and an earpiece, Old Vic

Wednesday 21 January 2009

complicit at the Old VicWhat a shambles. What a complete and utter shambles. And how entertaining.

Hang on, scrub that last sentence. Complicit wasn’t in the least bit entertaining.

The only entertaining aspect to the evening was the discreet yet mesmerising, scandalous earpiece which Richard Dreyfuss was sporting because – so rumour has it – he does not know all of his lines.

Hard to believe? You can read about it here, here and here and a million other places.

Indeed, according to one source (who, of course, can not be named) a highlight of at least one early preview was the sound of David Suchet loudly calling “prompt” on Dreyfuss’ behalf which – as our Deep Throat conjectured – surely can’t have done much for dressing room bonhomie.

But the West End Whingers are proud to report that they can now reveal that there is in fact a wholly legitimate reason for Dreyfuss’ inability to remember his lines. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – The Last Confession, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Wednesday 4 July 2007

The Whingers have a confession to make: They don’t really “do” religion.

However, Andrew is frequently to be seen on his knees before curtain-up, praying like Bob Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone: “Please, God, let this be short”.

Phil did try religion for a while. His interest was first engaged by the free wine and wafers at the local Anglican church but when a lock was added to the cupboard in the vestry and his Ikea bistro table and chair removed, he was forced to review his faith and converted to Catholicism. Read the rest of this entry »