Tag Archives: Lucy Bailey

Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall, London. ****
Review of perf seen Jan 30, 2019:

© Ellie Kurtz, trial by jury, headed by Christopher Ravenscroft as Judge Mr Justice Wainright presiding...

© Ellie Kurtz, trial by jury, headed by Christopher Ravenscroft as Judge Mr Justice Wainright presiding…

Box Office: 0844 815 7141
Online: www.witnesscountyhall.com
Tues to Sat 7.30pm, mats Thurs and Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm
Runs: 1hr 55 mins plus 20 min interval

It was a stroke of marketing genius on the part of director Lucy Bailey and her producers to decide to stage one of Agatha Christie’s best loved court room dramas in something approaching a court room!  Continue reading

Kenny Morgan

Arcola Theatre, London (****)

© Idil Sukan, Paul Keating (Kenny), Pierro Niel-Mee (Alec)

© Idil Sukan, Paul Keating (Kenny), Pierro Niel-Mee (Alec)

Who knows what kind of plays Terence Rattigan and Noel Coward might have written had homosexuality not been a criminal offence during their lifetime. As it is, Rattigan and Coward still wrote some of the most subtle, complex and humane dramas of the post-war years in mufti. It was all in the sub-texts. Continue reading

Around The World in 80 Days

St James Theatre, London (****)

© Simon Annand

© Simon Annand

Just in time for Christmas, writer Laura Eason and Lucy Bailey have served up a phantasmagoric bon bouffe of festive delight. How on earth do you put on stage Jules Verne’s global adventure that in the famous movies had all the technical resources at their disposal but certainly not at the St James’ Theatre’s! Continue reading