There’s an increasingly symbiotic relationship between the stage and the screen. Every year, more and more TV and film actors decide to tread the boards, leading theatres to enjoy larger and more successful productions than they have done in years. The actors get to scratch the itch that has been bothering them (usually one about
Earlier this week, I went to the Prince Edward Theatre for Miss Saigon’s press night. When asked to name a musical, Miss Saigon is a go-to title for many people, even if they haven’t seen it. The last time it was running in the West End was 15 years ago, so its continued presence in
In this year’s Christmas special edition of The Spectator, there is an article by me about the best way to get your kids interested in the theatre.
Don’t worry, it’s not as dry and worthy as it sounds. Plus, it opens up with me getting hit in the face, so there’s that.
The issue of The Spectator it’s in looks like this:
And like most things it’s available to read online too.
A few years ago, I set up a blog called The Void. It grew quite quickly, became an online magazine, and it’s still going. The rationale behind The Void is, if it’s interesting and entertainment-y, then we give it a home. That’s movies, theatre, tech, games, pro-wrestling, MMA, books… if one of us likes
Propeller, Edward Hall’s all-male ensemble, is back on tour with a revitalised version of The Winter’s Tale,a production originally seen in 2005. I didn’t see it that time round, but the 2012 version seems to be curiously imbalanced… Read the rest of my review at WhatsonStage.