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Insignificance, Arcola Theatre

by an anonymous guest critic

As we enter the Arcola main stage, we are presented with a hotel room in midtown Manhattan circa 1954. Albert Einstein sits on the bed going over some notes on his legal pad. 375 more words

Fringe Theatre

Talk Radio, Old Red Lion Theatre

by an anonymous guest critic

First produced off-Broadway in 1987, Eric Bogosian’s brilliant drama has finally been produced in London for the first time by Covent Garden Productions and the Old Red Lion Theatre. 355 more words

Fringe Theatre

Shaking Hands With Demons

– RIP Slim –

‘Man … braces himself against the great and ever greater pressure of what is past: it pushes him down or bends him sideways’; ‘it was’ is ‘that password which gives conflict, suffering and satiety access to man so as to remind him what his existence fundamentally is—an imperfect tense that can never become a perfect one’        (Nietzsche, UM II). 4,741 more words

Double Double Act, Unicorn Theatre

What happens when two experimental performance artists join forces with a few kids to make a kids’ show? Utterly delightful, if messy, madness. 1990s Nickelodeon is a clear influence, as are fart jokes, poo, time bending and parallel universes. 427 more words

Fringe Theatre

London Stage 1910--1919: Additional production

I was recently perusing the excellent website Over the Footlights and came across an entry for a musical, Very Good, Eddie! This had been performed in 1918 at the Palace, a theatre which I had excluded in the 1910-1919 Calendar on the grounds that it presented variety entertainments. 273 more words

Writing about The Sneetches

This past November, my editor at American Theatre reached out and asked if I’d like to cover the world premiere of a musical based on Dr. 301 more words

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Harold Pinter theatre


This is the third West End production of Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? since I started going to the theatre, and the only one I’ve been to see. 1,565 more words