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The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Old Vic) - WhatsOnStage.com

There’s an art to restoration, and Bristol Old Vic embodies it. Its refurbished gold-gilt Georgian auditorium is, at once, old and new. Its shape showcases its original form. 50 more words


The Dream of "Moscow"

To lack ambition, and the necessary perseverance and work ethic to achieve it, is to me the greatest fault in a man. Laziness I cannot abide. 372 more words


There are moments when I positively lose heart. For whom and for what do I write?… Does the public need me or not? I cannot make it out. 29 more words


Sunday Reading and a Tiny Book Haul

After finishing The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, all 562 pages of it, I was longing for a shorter read. I mean really short, as in Short Stories. 545 more words

Russian Storytelling

As many of my friends and followers will know, I am a big fan of Russian literature. From Pushkin, Chekhov and Dostoyevsky to Tolstoy, Turgenev and Bulgakov, the country has long seduced me with its books from a young age. 45 more words


Written by John McKinney
Directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby

Though it’s in need of some judicious trimming, John McKinney’s engagingly surreal romcom largely succeeds in building a delectable Dagwood sandwich of multiple genres, archetypes and conventions. 594 more words

Theater Reviews

Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville on starring in what might just be the greatest American play ever

‘I’ve done a lot of plays,’ says Lesley Manville, with some understatement. ‘A lot of great plays: Caryl Churchill, Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Shakespeare. But I don’t think I’m overselling it by saying that this is the greatest play I’ve ever done.’ 41 more words