Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre | Review

I’ve been reliably informed that if I had seen the movie, I would most likely have remembered it – for good or for ill. But seeing a show ‘blind’ without exposure to its previous motion picture incarnation has its plus points, most notably not having any preconceptions or notions as to what to expect. That … Read more

Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

The Leopldstadt Company, photo credit Marc Brenner

The long timeline in Leopoldstadt allows for a comprehensive narrative, spanning from 1899 to 1955 in Vienna, Austria. A cast of forty-one, including fifteen children – this is an ambitious production. Come the interval, by which point the story has reached 1924, it is obvious to pretty much all and sundry that the good times … Read more

Review of The Time Of Our Lies at Park Theatre

Intellectually stimulating, an ethereal atmosphere is created that counterbalances the gravity of the narrative - food for thought in this persuasive and philosophical production.

There are lots of reasons not to go to war – the tools of negotiation not having been fully exhausted yet, the potential loss of life, the financial expenses incurred, and the psychological impact of battle on military personnel and civilians alike to name a few. The life of Howard Zinn (1922-2010) was not one … Read more