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 Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard at Wyndham’s Theatre | Review

Review of The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum. Photo by Mark Douet

Just by googling Charles Darwin (1809-1882) – other search engines are available – the famous image of the scientist is evident: the sober look of a wise, bearded man with decades of accumulated knowledge. The Wider Earth could have chosen to capitalise on that familiar picture, and while some later arguments and counter-arguments about his … Read more Review of The Wider Earth at The Natural History Museum

Review of Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate at London’s Coliseum

Opera North’s production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate Jack Wilcox as Hortensio, Zoë Rainey as Bianca, Piers Bate as Gremio and Alan Burkitt as Lucentio – Photo credit: Tristram Kenton

Too darn hot? Well, almost. It’s certainly a very heart-warming show. Not that long after the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Kiss Me, Kate, which transferred to The Old Vic late in 2012 comes, to misquote the title of one of the musical’s numbers, another opening of another production, this time from Opera North. This … Read more Review of Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate at London’s Coliseum