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London Theater Review: Wallace Shawn's 'Evening at the Talk House'

Wallace Shawn is up to his old tricks again: pricking the conscience of right-on, left-leaning theatergoers. No one does that better than this impish, idiosyncratic polymath, who, at 72, still comes across as precocious — probably because we resent him flagging our complacent complicity in all the world’s ills. 651 more words


10 ways to spend 100 minutes that are probably better than an Evening at the Talk House

The culture: ‘Evening at the Talk House’, National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre

The cheap seats: £5 side of stage Entry Pass tickets. These were actually great seats but the play is impossibly bland, full of uninteresting characters who speak in self-centred riddles and disjointed monologues, and plays for one hundred bewildering minutes without an interval.   272 more words

Theatre Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I feel a bit funny about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (is it cursed or cursèd? I have been thinking the latter but maybe it’s not).  620 more words


I Want My Hat Back

Review by Flossie Waite
A National Theatre Production
National Theatre’s Temporary Theatre
12th November 2015 – 2nd January 2016
For ages 3+ 

A couple of years ago, there was a big to-do when the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary gala included only one female playwright, bringing attention to how often women writers have been overlooked throughout its history. 379 more words

Children's Theatre

Imagining Thornfield

I’m not sure what the technical term is for this production of Jane Eyre. Some people describe it as physical theatre. For me, I felt that same spark of excitement that I had in the playground as a child. 462 more words

Of Mice and Men: National Theatre Live

One word: wow. If this production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is this good recorded and shown on a cinema screen, I can only imagine how incredible the atmosphere and tension in the room must have been live on Broadway. 488 more words