Henry V, RSC,
Stratford-upon-Avon: This month, 25
October, St Crispin’s Day, sees the 600th anniversary of the
Battle of Agincourt, when Henry V led his heavily outnumbered
army to victory against the French
Handbagged, Coventry Belgrade:
Miranda Richardson’s delightful question,
“Who’s Queen?” from Blackadder danced in my mind throughout this
Shrek the Musical, Wolverhampton Grand:
So what’s fun, a little portly and just a
might malodorous, flatulent – oh and did I mention Green? It must be Shrek.
Swan Lake, Birmingham Royal
Ballet: Ask almost anyone to name a
ballet and the chances are they will say Swan Lake, one of the
best loved and most performed ballets in the world and when you
see Peter Wright’s stunning production from Birmingham Royal
Ballet it is easy to see why.
Brassed Off, Derby Theatre: Some
question the relevance of modern theatre to the world around it.
Those doubters should take a trip along to the Derby Theatre.
Something's Afoot, Grange Playhouse:
So what if Agatha Christie had written a musical?Perhaps not,
but Grange have found an entertaining piece of nonsense which
owes every song and its ever mounting body count to the Queen of
The Importance of Being Earnest, Highbury Theatre Centre:
Oscar Wilde’s wickedly observed satire of
late Victorian social mores is so well known that performance
has become more important than the production.