Music and Performance
31 January 2005
Andrew Lloyd Webber never does things by halves, more like convulsions. Having lain low for a while completing his...
Culture
10 January 2005
I was inspecting the plaque by the entrance to the new theatre in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey - Britain's first...
Culture
13 December 2004
What is it about pantomime that gets everyone going? Ian McKellen has been agonising about the problems of a knight...
Culture
15 November 2004
There is only one place to meet an iconic, low-key film star for a cup of coffee on a slow Tuesday afternoon in north...
Culture
08 November 2004
An out-of-control rock singer stomps up and down, pouring water over her head. Two clowns consider the universe. A girl...
Culture
25 October 2004
Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life in High Wycombe on a wet Thursday afternoon to spend nine or ten...
Music and Performance
18 October 2004
Musical theatre and films with pianos in them have come a very long way since Julian Slade's cast of silly eccentrics...
Culture
27 September 2004
Jeremy Kingston, an urbane and highly readable theatre critic on the Times, has written a play called Making Dickie...
Culture
20 September 2004
April may be the cruellest month, but September is the coolest for regional theatres. Playgoers from Penzance to Perth...
Culture
16 August 2004
It depends what you're looking for, but it strikes me that there is no real point in going to a festival unless you do...
Culture
09 August 2004
All over London, theatres are upping sticks and laying down new ground plans. The Young Vic is going "walkabout" for...
Culture
12 July 2004
The overall state of play in the London theatre is the usual patchwork of Kipling's twin impostors, triumph and...

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