The Importance of Being
Earnest, Malvern Theatre: A packed house
coming with the positive intention and expectation of being
wonderfully entertained by one of their favourite plays was duly
rewarded at Malvern last night.
The Rise and Fall of Little
Voice, Birmingham Rep: When theatre is
good it has the power to generate every emotion from tears of
laughter to tears of sorrow, and this Rep co-production is very
Groping for Words, Moorpool
Players: There are some nights when the
house lights fade, the curtain rises and everything just seems
to click, and then what follows is a delight.
God of Carnage, Highbury
Ferdinand Reille, aged 11, has knocked
out two of 11-year-old Bruno Vallon’s teeth with a stick in a children’s
squabble in a Paris park.
is a stormy night and
six weary travellers look as though they must spend the night on
a windswept and isolated Cornish railway station.
Dear Lupin, Malvern Theatres: Roger
Mortimer’s relationship with his wayward son Charlie through his
letters marks not only an affectionate bond between father and
son but also perhaps the end of a gentler, more civilised age.
Pygmalion, The Nonentities, Rose theatre, Kidderminster:TheNonentities seem to be on a quality roll with
this seasons productions, now bringing George Bernard Shaw’s
Pygmalion to life, with a superb attention to detail in both the
performances and staging.
Rotten Scoundrels, The New Alexandra Theatre: This
is a show that goes way beyond feel good, it has a feel,
bloody marvellous factor. It is quite simply fun, glorious fun
from its opening bars to its closing standing ovation.
A CHANCE to help the Arras without it costing a penny
Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for
arguably the most brilliant ballerina of her generation’ is to dance her
last ever performances in Britain at Birmingham Hippodrome in September