Hay Fever

Hay Fever programme
Hay Fever programme

The word ‘sparkling’ must be over-used when it comes to describing Noël Coward’s Hay Fever but it’s perfect for the current production at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Felicity Kendal. It’s a delight from start to finish, with the whole cast giving impeccable comic performances and expertly delivering The Master’s lines.

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Hay Fever

King John

King John programme
King John programme

Candle-lit, incense-infused, thrilling and atmospheric, King John as performed at Northampton’s Holy Sepulchre Church was everything you want an immersive theatre experience to be. This little-performed play by Shakespeare made a powerful impact in this unique setting, with the power struggles and violence of the Middle Ages being brought vividly to life. I was close enough to the action to see real tears, spit and snot. As I said, it was immersive… Continue reading “King John”

King John

Seminar

Seminar programme
Seminar programme

Firstly, a confession: my name is Gemma and I am a Roger Allam fan-lady. So I cannot make any claim that the following account of seeing Seminar at the Hampstead Theatre in October 2014 is an impartial, measured, cool-eyed examination of a piece of contemporary theatre.

The short version of this blog post is: “Omg, Roger Allam is amazing and god-like in his thespian brilliance”. If you would like the longer version, please do read on… Continue reading “Seminar”

Seminar