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The Watsons

Menier Chocolate Factory, London *****
Runs: 2hrs 20mins with 15 min interval
Box Office: 020 7378 1713 (£2.50 transaction fee per booking)
Website:  www.menierchocolatefactory.com

Review of perf seen Sept 30, 2019:

© Manuel Harlan, the company in Samuel West's pitch perfect production...

© Manuel Harlan, the company in Samuel West’s pitch perfect production…

Some evenings turn out to be such a pick-me-up – exactly what Laura Wade’s delicious, clever and delectable confection, based or `adapted’ from Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, Sanditon, proves to be. Continue reading

A Woman of No Importance

Vaudeville Theatre, London ****

© Marc Brenner, Eve Best as Mrs Arbuthnot and Gerald, her beloved if judgemental son - Harry Lister Smith

© Marc Brenner, Eve Best as Mrs Arbuthnot and Gerald, her beloved if judgemental son – Harry Lister Smith

From running one of London’s smallest but boldest new writing fringe theatres, the Bush, to Shakespeare’s three-tiered Globe, Dominic Dromgoole is now set on a new departure – nothing less than bringing proscenium style theatre back to proscenium theatres! Or rather, celebrating a style of performance that in any other theatre would starchy, arch and horribly out of date. Continue reading