2005

Chichester 2005 – July 7

The Government Inspector/Lee Miller, Chichester Theatre

The Government Inspector\Six Pictures of Lee Miller (Chichester) – Carole Woddis

*** (three stars\****)four stars)

It was a strange day to be seeing anything, never mind a double bill in West Sussex. How could anything, even Gogol’s gloriously ripe social farce or a musical about an American social rebel from upstate New York have anything useful to say about the reality of mayhem brought to one’s own backyard. On 7\705, I left London with a strange sense of unreality and returned at midnight with even stronger feelings of misgivings to a reality I really didn’t care to be returning to. Continue reading

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London

We need heroes and heroines. Was Rachel Corrie one or a hopelessly naïve innocent. Certainly it seems she came into this world already fully formed. At the end of this 90-minute solo `tribute’ to the peace activist killed in Gaza, a short video plays. It is Corrie, delivering a speech on children and World Hunger, potent in its eloquence, blazing in its idealism. She is aged 10. Continue reading