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Rosmersholm

Duke of York’s Theatre, London ****
Runs: 2hrs 30mins incl 15 min interval
Review of perf seen May 3, 2019:

© Johan Persson, Hayley Atwell (Rebecca West), Tom Burke (Rosmer), eventually declaring love for each other...

© Johan Persson, Hayley Atwell (Rebecca West), Tom Burke (Rosmer), eventually declaring love for each other…

It’s rather wonderful that fully fledged stage classics can still turn up in the West End without having first started out life in the subsidised sector. Once upon a time, that would have been thanks to Michael Codron. Now Sonia Friedman is the one who still boldly goes where few others dare to follow. In this day and age, that’s no mean achievement. Continue reading

Monster Raving Loony

Soho Theatre, London (****)

© Steve Tanner, Samuel James as Screaming Lord Sutch

© Steve Tanner, Samuel James as Screaming Lord Sutch

With a long and honourable tradition of poking fun at our politics and politicians, James Graham has plundered the back catalogue of popular British comedy and satire to come up with this hilarious, rough and ready but affectionate portrait of one of the stranger phenomenon thrown up by our electoral system, Screaming Lord Sutch. Continue reading