Posts Tagged ‘Forbes Masson’

Review of BARTHOLOMEW FAIR by Ben Jonson (follow link). Ben Jonson’s 1614 play was an innovative city comedy with a dizzying number of characters and events at London’s annual fair / orgy which ran for hundreds of years. Modern dress production in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Read the linked review.



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Review of Boudica by Tristan Bernays at The Globe Theatre. This is what The Globe does so well. Full of action and interaction.  A lively production of the story of the British queen who fought the Roman invaders. Full of implications, too.


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Review of Travesties by Tom Stoppard (LINKED) directed by Patrick Marber. A sell-out at the Menier Chocolate Factory BUT it is moving to the West End in February for 12 weeks. Stars Tom Hollander. It’s a play that gets into all those “Best play of the 20th Century” lists and is very funny indeed, but is it “too clever”?


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