A Visit from Miss Prothero and An Englishman Abroad – Hampton Hill Theatre

A Visit from Miss Prothero and An Englishman Abroad – Hampton Hill Theatre

Any chance to see a play by Alan Bennett is always a shot in the arm and so the opportunity to see a double bill is doubly welcome. The determined and dedicated Teddington Theatre Club based in Hampton have put together an intriguing couple of one-act plays. A Visit from Miss Prothero and An Englishman…

The Phil Willmott Company’s Shakespeare’s Othello | Review

The Phil Willmott Company’s Shakespeare’s Othello | Review

To mark the centenary of the Amritsar massacre (1919) director Phil Willmott has set Othello (1601) somewhere in India. For a British audience familiar with A Passage to India (1924) or The Raj Quartet (1975) or indeed the film Gandhi (1982) this works. We can more readily get to grips with racial, social and gender…

Review: Billy Bishop Goes To War | Jermyn Street Theatre

Review: Billy Bishop Goes To War | Jermyn Street Theatre

As we approach the centenary of The Armistice of 11th November 1918, the Jermyn Street Theatre is doing its bit by putting on a series of plays that explore different aspects of this world defining historical moment. The contribution of troops from across the British Empire has been insufficiently celebrated so it is most welcome…