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Birdsong at Bristol Old Vic

A nation’s favourite novel, Birdsong, by Sebastian Faulks, has received some serious restructuring by Rachel Wagstaff, whose stage version is remarkably accessible.

The tale of Stephen Wraysford and his 1910 love affair with Isabelle, the wife of his French host, intersperses in flashback form with his horrors of leading scores of men into the deathly Battle of the Somme, six years later. 501 more words


THEATRE REVIEW: Clarence Darrow, Old Vic

It feels like a Kevin Spacey party at the moment: as he leaves his post as artistic director of the Old Vic, his Special Award at the 2015 Oliviers and his own gala night are showering praises on him, and the re-run of his 2014 hit show gives more audiences a chance to see why. 402 more words


'Groundhog Day' Musical to Bow in Matthew Warchus' First Season at London's Old Vic

The musical version of “Groundhog Day” as well as starring stage turns for Ralph Fiennes (in Henrik Ibsen’s “Master Builder”) and Timothy Spall (in Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker”) are among the shows on tap for artistic director Matthew Warchus’s inaugural season at the Old Vic in London. 475 more words


Kevin Spacey Leaves Old Vic; Gets All-Star Send Off

House of Cards really is in our Netflix queue for watching… when? I have no idea. But I think I’ll get there. Its star Kevin Spacey was… 81 more words


Easter Part One - Kevin Spacey things. [Clarence Darrow, House of Cards]

Two of my main cultural indulgences over the Easter holiday were: House of Cards season three – as goes for a heck of a a lot of people I suppose, due to the nature of its release – and getting to watch Kevin Spacey as Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic – which I consider myself a bit luckier to have been able to witness. 934 more words


Clarence Darrow at the Old Vic

Unfortunately, I was a bit underwhelmed by this theatre outing, but I’m not sure that is a true reflection of the play, and certainly wasn’t a view shared by the rest of the theatre. 196 more words