23 July 2009
09 July 2009
25 June 2009
The programme for this powerful, no-tricks, high-end production of Racine’s version of Phèdre includes Shakespeare’s...
28 May 2009
14 May 2009
Waiting for Godot
07 May 2009
While it must have been exciting to be at the Hampstead 34 years ago for the original first night of Michael Frayn’s...
16 April 2009
When Polly Stenham’s That Face transferred from the Royal Court to the West End last year, I was impressed by its...
02 April 2009
There was a period, long before Heston Blumenthal became famous for his culinary conjuring, when everything from...
19 March 2009
There are these two brothers, you see, identical twins, and they are close, very close. When Karl ejaculates (“It was...
05 March 2009
Bad drama trades in stereotypes accidentally. Ambitious drama may choose to deal in them deliberately, so as to...
19 February 2009
The curse of the West End is predictability. How many nights have we spent in expensive seats silently wagering what...
05 February 2009
Be Near Me takes us to Dalgarnock, a small parish on the Ayrshire coast that doesn't exist but which we get to know...
15 January 2009
A melancholy overlays this tribute to he who would be hit by a rhythm stick. It is the consequence not of the polio...
18 December 2008
The decisions have been tough. The debate has sometimes been heated. It has been an exceptional year. We wish everyone...
11 December 2008
They say children are the toughest critics. Not while I am in the house, they're not. Over the past ten years the...