Archive for the 'Harold Pinter' Category


Tuesday 14 October 2008

Push-A-Playwright is the new craze that’s sweeping the nation.

It’s a game which was devised by the West End Whingers quite some time ago but we haven’t got around to playing it yet.

It’s a bit like happy-slapping except that it’s funny. Read the rest of this entry »

In which Andrew receives bad news

Sunday 12 October 2008

Producer Sonia Friedman spoke to Official London Theatre at the No Man’s Land opening night party held at Mint Leaf, when she revealed that it was her ambition to produce as many of Pinter’s plays as possible.

Review – No Man’s Land by Pinter, Duke of York’s Theatre

Wednesday 8 October 2008

Act 1: An October Night. A rather grand living room in Kentish Town or possibly in Vauxhall.

Two quite old men meet for the first time. Or have they already met? Or do they in fact meet at all?

SCHOONER is standing (albeit somewhat unsteadily).

THIRST sits staring into space enigmatically. The lights come up. There is a long silence.

Then another, longer one.

[At this performance the parts of SCHOONER and THIRST are played by Andrew and Phil respectively]

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Review – A Slight Ache at the National Theatre

Tuesday 22 July 2008

Q. How do you get Andrew to watch a Pinter play?

A. Advertise the running time as 50 minutes, cast Clare Higgins and Simon Russell Beale and put it on at 6pm so that the whole evening isn’t wasted.

No, it’s not funny. It’s tragic; it’s true. Read the rest of this entry »

Review-The Lover & The Collection, Comedy Theatre

Tuesday 11 March 2008

p4325_m2.jpgWhere was Andrew?

There’s been a plethora of Pinter recently with a flurry of revivals, rivaled only by George Bernard Shaw coming up on the inside track. So many in fact, that Andrew’s had enough. Having done The Hothouse, Pinter’s People and The Dumb Waiter last year he threw his arms in the air (as he’s wont to do) and inserted his own Pinteresque pause in the proceedings refusing to see any more. Either that or he was taking heed of the Met office’s warnings to “stay indoors”.

So Phil braved the storms and took himself off to the Comedy Theatre to see the Harold Pinter double-bill The Lover & The Collection. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – The Hothouse, National Theatre

Wednesday 18 July 2007

The Whingers have developed a wizzo new approach to theatre-going experience which can halve the misery, save you money and has the bonus of freeing up additional wine time.

Why boffins haven’t come up with it before is a mystery.

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Bad Girls The Musical! Exclusive Pictures

Tuesday 26 June 2007

Phil, being that much better connected (to the mains if Andrew had his way) than Andrew, was invited to the launch of Bad Girls The Musical! at the Garrick Theatre this morning. Read the rest of this entry »