Slight summer lull in progress but there are still some worthwhile jazz goings on.
The superb John Law has a date at Future Inns on Thursday. 290 more words
Miller’s The Crucible is one of those plays that I have always thought rather like theatrical medicine; good for you, but worthy rather than enjoyable. I knew that this exploration of the hysteria and totalitarianism that befell the Massachusetts town of Salem was meant to illustrate the Communist witch hunts in the US in the 1950s, but it took this production to remind me of the relevance that it also has for today, as we see misguided application of religious fervour renewed throughout the world. 411 more words
U.K. production company Working Title has acquired theatrical rights to the library of children’s author Enid Blyton, whose books include “The Famous Five” series.
Working Title plans to launch a live-action franchise based on the books, the company confirmed Friday. 99 more words
It is unclear whether London is enjoying an Arthur Miller renaissance or whether he is one of those playwrights, like Ibsen or Chekhov, who is bankable enough and with enough star roles in the canon that he will always hover on the fringes ready for a new production. 547 more words
Arthur Miller’s powerful play equating the hysteria of the Salem witch trials with the investigations of the McCarthy committee against Communist influences within Hollywood. Even with this in mind the unfolding plot seems eerily relevant today, in which any questioning of authority might be seen as subversive, and where the question can still be asked “is the accuser always holy?” 631 more words