Vaudeville Theatre What The Butler Saw Review

What The Butler Saw

34-year-old writer Joe Orton was bludgeoned to death by his lover in his home in Islington with 9 hammer blows to his head in 1967. His murderer Kenneth Halliwell then committed suicide by overdosing on tablets. The script of What The Butler Saw was found under Orton’s bed after his death. The play made its … Read moreVaudeville Theatre What The Butler Saw Review

Review of Billy Elliot The Musical Victoria Palace Theatre

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot The Musical Review Having seen the film countless times and the musical several times before, I knew I was in for an entertaining show watching Billy Elliot the Musical! The musical is set in Durham during the harsh political and financial climate of 1984/85 when Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, took on the Miner’s … Read moreReview of Billy Elliot The Musical Victoria Palace Theatre

South Downs and The Browning Version Review

Souths Downs and The Browning Version

Following a hugely successful run at The Chichester Festival, Rattigan’s The Browning Version and its new companion piece by David Hare, South Downs, have transferred to The Harold Pinter Theatre. David Hare was approached to write a new curtain-raiser for the 100th anniversary of Rattigan’s birth. Hare explains in the programme that “My play is … Read moreSouth Downs and The Browning Version Review