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Review – Lunch With Marlene, New End Theatre, Hampstead

Thursday 3 April 2008

It’s a rare event when Andrew is the youngest member of an audience (it never happens to Phil, of course).

But that’s what happened last night at Lunch With Marlene – a one act play followed by a cabaret. The genteel New End Theatre, Hampstead seemed to be attracting a disproportionate quantity of unmarried gentlemen of a certain age (the Whingers have no idea why – it’s just a play about Noel Coward and Marlene Dietrich featuring Kate O’Mara) plus the customary sprinkling of NW3 senior stalwarts.

The lobby of the New End Theatre was proudly displaying publicity from journals such as the Ham and High and a photocopy of the Sam Marlowe’s kind review in The Times. The Whingers stopped to admire the display but Andrew was having one of his Miss Marple moments and stood staring fixedly at the reviews: something was wrong, terribly wrong. But what? Read the rest of this entry »