Category Archives: Reviews

Emperor and Galilean review – National Theatre – 10 June 2011

As you enter the Olivier theatre the first thing you notice is the imposing figure of Christ on the cross looming over the stage. Appropriate as the next 3 and a half hours focuses on the Emperor Julian’s (Andrew Scott) … Continue reading

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Third Star Review

James (Benedict Cumberbatch) is 29 and terminally ill with an unspecified cancer. After saying goodbye to his parents and sister he embarks upon a road trip with his friends – protective Davy (Tom Burke), free spirited Bill (Adam Robertson) and … Continue reading

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Review of Frankenstein – 19th February 2011 – Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein

So thanks to the National’s rather wondrous policy of selling very good seats in the stalls in the Olivier for a paltry £12 I spent a rather lovely day on Saturday with friends watching the matinee and evening performances of … Continue reading

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Frankenstein – Follow Up Review – National Theatre 9th February 2011

So on Tuesday night the National Theatre released a load of return tickets for the previously sold out production of Frankenstein – including one lonely little £12 ticket in the 2nd row of the very far left of the stalls. … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Review – National Theatre – 7th February 2011

So after weeks of anticipation and reading lots of intriguing interviews in the press it was time to head off to the National Theatre for the second preview of Frankenstein. There’s lots to entertain you in the theatre when you … Continue reading

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Review of the Year: Theatre and television

Everyone seems to be doing their lists of the top must sees of the year so I thought I’d join in with a list of my top theatrical productions and tv shows of the year. Theatre 1. After the Dance … Continue reading

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The Childrens Monologues- Old Vic – 14 November 2010

(Photo credit: Simon Annand) So last night I headed off to the Old Vic to watch The Children’s Monologues, a charity gala performance organised by Dramatic Need. Dramatic Need work with impoverished children in South Africa and Rwanda sending volunteers … Continue reading

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