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Mr Foote's Other Leg

Mr Foote’s Other Leg, transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from its original home at the Hampstead Theatre, was something of a curiosity. Part 18th century theatrical romp, part meditation on mortality, part satire on celebrity, its frequently shifting focus made it a somewhat slippery production to pin down. 495 more words

Just for Laughs: Alan Cumming keeps us guessing

No one will accuse Just for Laughs of slumming it on the cerebral front this year. The festival has never before boasted as many brainiacs (Sir Patrick Stewart, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch, Wanda Sykes et al.) as gala hosts — and it’s doubtful any other event has ever surpassed it on the smart-meter, either. 1,041 more words


A Midsummer Night's Dream - RSC / Garsington Opera

This collaboration between the RSC and Garsington Opera provides a rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s play accompanied by the music Mendelssohn wrote for a production of it more than 200 years later, and it’s delightful. 219 more words