Twas the day before Christmas and all through the Garrick Theatre people were getting very excited to see Dame Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh and… 498 more words
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Our revels now are just beginning: The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company brings Harlequinade to the Garrick
Saturday 19th December 2015, matinée
Well, we didn’t plan it this way, but we seem to have got ourselves into an endless loop of backstage comedies, first with… 856 more words
What’s it about?
The professional life of Dr Rosalind Franklin, an English chemist and X-Ray crystallographer. The play, here directed by Michael Grandage, focuses on her journey to discovering the makeup of DNA, her relationships with her fellow scientists, the battles she faced as a result of her gender, and her eventual death at the age of 37 as a result of ovarian cancer, supposedly caused by the radiation from her own apparatus. 649 more words
Review of A Damsel in Distress at Chichester. (reviewed at link) Take a 1919 P.G. Wodehouse novel, its 1928 adaptation into a stage play, add the George & Ira Gershwin songs for the 1938 Fred Astaire film … and re-invent it entirely for 2015, with Jeremy Sams doing the book.