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Review – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, National Theatre

Sunday 18 January 2009

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A Accurately Advertised running time for once. 65 minutes long.

B Brevity. The Whingers approve.

C Coughing. Had the National imported the audience from Oliver! wholesale?

D Don’t people bother with cough sweets theses days?

E Every Good Boy Deserves Favour is a play for actors and orchestra (Southbank Sinfonia) by Tom Stoppard and André Previn. It’s a rarely performed curiosity. An extravagance. But is it worth the effort? Read the rest of this entry »

Review – War Horse, National Theatre

Thursday 11 October 2007

Maybe it was jet-lag, but suddenly the Whingers’ 11+ hour flight from Peru seemed like a breeze compared with the 80-minute first act of War Horse at the National Theatre.

At least KLM provided the Whingers with some in-flight entertainment. Perhaps the National might follow suit and introduce seat-back systems featuring a massive menu of plays from which to choose? And maybe some games. Think about it, Nick. After all, the NFT (we still refuse to call it the BFI Southbank) seems to have thrown the towel in regarding its programming and now lets you watch what you want from 600 titles in its “mediatheque”.

Yet the evening had begun so promisingly. Read the rest of this entry »