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Peter and Alice

When Alice Liddell Hargreaves and Peter Llewelyn Davies meet at a bookshop, conversation naturally turns to the fictional characters they inspired – Alice (in Wonderland) and Peter Pan. 483 more words

Review – Peter and Alice, Noel Coward Theatre, 25th May 2013

A bit late in the day to get round to seeing the second in the Michael Grandage season at the Noel Coward (I’m still calling it the Albery) Theatre, but travel, Eurovision and other commitments prevented our earlier attendance. 1,039 more words

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REVIEW: Peter and Alice, Noel Coward Theatre, London

Let’s be honest about this, the inevitable draw of this play is not John Logan’s writing; or its intriguing premise – what happened when the real Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell Hargreaves met the real Peter Pan, Peter Llewellyn Davies; nor is it this play’s inclusion in Michael Grandage’s much vaunted helming of this season at the Noel Coward Theatre, but the fact that it stars Britain’s best-loved theatrical Dame, Judy Dench and one of Britain’s finest and most magnetic young actors Ben Whishaw. 305 more words


Peter And Alice (Noel Coward Theatre) *Four and a Half Stars*

“Peter and Alice” is the second play in the Michael Grandage season after the excellent “Privates on Parade” and, as usual, Grandage delivers the goods. Tony award winner John Logan’s new play is a complex narrative about childhood innocence and the pains of growing up, fantasy and  harsh reality, and in its wake disillusionment and personal failure. 349 more words


Review: Peter and Alice by John Logan (starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw) - Noel Coward theatre

Are any children born with an intrinsic love for money? I don’t know why this thought popped to my head as John Logan’s Peter and Alice finished. 544 more words


The Shadow Line/Field of Blood

Field of Blood was actually only shown in Scotland, despite having the presence of David Morrissey and Peter Capaldi in the cast. Lots of “BBC what the hell were you thinking?!” And thank goodness for the Iplayer, where you can catch up with anything at all from around the British Isles, even if it’s in Gaelic. 861 more words

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