Posts Tagged ‘Henry Goodman’

Review – The Winslow Boy, Old Vic

Monday 18 March 2013

twb_tov_website_carousel“Is it the one about the postal order?” queried Andrew, who, like Phil, often confuses Terrence Rattigan’s postal order play The Winslow Boy with his celebration-of-gravy play The Browning Version.

Of course the Whingers both wistfully remember postal orders. So their pre-show briefing to their partially younger, partially foreign (or both) entourage included memories of opening birthday cards from aunties hoping that a postal order might flutter out. Read the rest of this entry »

Review – The Holy Rosenbergs, National Theatre

Friday 11 March 2011

Your favourite son is being buried tomorrow. Do you:

a) Spend the evening worrying about the day to come

b) Spend the evening with your family reflecting on your loss / celebrating his life

c) Invite someone round for dinner to discuss a catering contract Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Duet for One, Almeida Theatre

Sunday 15 February 2009

duet-for-one-almeida-theatreDear Andrew

Mea culpa. Apologies for taking so long to reply to your letter of Jan 25th.

I’m sure that today being Valentine’s day you had other plans anyway. What is it this year? Skywriting interlocking Whingers’ masks in the sky? Leaving a trail of rose petals down Shaftesbury Avenue?

As an incurable romantic and I’m sure as loved up as ever, you’ll probably be in a right old lather, running hither and thither, making romantic gestures all over town. I do hope that some people make gestures back at you.

I know I turned down the chance to be near you at Be Near Me, I hadn’t realised the significance of it’s title. How perverse that I should de duetting as one at Duet for One on this, the most romantic day of the year. Read the rest of this entry »