Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa Redgrave’

Review – The Inheritance, Young Vic

Thursday 19 April 2018

What can we say about The Inheritance that you might not have already heard?

That the publicity on the tin calls it a “hilarious and profound heartbreaker”.  We are unable to disagree with that even if the contents are in two parts and spread over 7 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review – Much Ado About Nothing, Old Vic

Tuesday 17 September 2013

muchadoaboutnothing-oldvicGosh, how unwhingerish. Two Shakespeares in one week and on consecutive days no less.

A rare group outing and appropriately there was much ado about Much Ado About Nothing too. People were dropping out like all over the place. There were more withdrawals than a Roman orgy. 50% of the group fell by the wayside to be replaced by members on the waiting list. One person dropped out, dropped back in, then irritatingly dropped out again. Andrew never dropped in in the first place. Do we know a lot of people who possess the gift of foresight ? Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Driving Miss Daisy, Wyndham’s Theatre

Tuesday 11 October 2011

You could wait at the bus stop of theatrical expectations for years for something like this to come along: a play more familiar through the medium of cinema set in the deep south of the United States featuring Brit actors doing slightly dodgy accents – and preferably featuring hard-boiled eggs consumed live on stage.

And what happens? You get two. In a week. What are the chances? Read the rest of this entry »

Review – The Year of Magical Thinking with Vanessa Redgrave, National Theatre

Sunday 11 May 2008

The Whingers thought this would be the one for them.

Phil only agreed to see it as he’d misread the title as The Year of Magical Drinking, and assumed he would be watching something he could relate to at last. The Whingers have spent many years drinking thus.

But thinking? That’s something they take great pains to avoid. It only leads to madness. Read the rest of this entry »