Monthly Archives: August 2013

Happiness is the American Plan?

The American Plan St James’ Theatre Performance date: 8 August 2013, running until 10 August 2013 An “American Plan” at a hotel is an accommodation package which includes three meals a day. It’s what Nick Lockridge (Luke Allen-Gale) is escaping when he swims across a lake in the Catskills and encounters Lili Adler (Emily Taaffe) […]

Sleeping Beauty from the Bolshoi Ballet beguiles

Sleeping Beauty Royal Opera House Performance date: 5 August 2013, until 9 August “Seeing the Bolshoi Ballet would be a once in a lifetime experience,” I comment to the lady next to me in the queue for return tickets inside the Royal Opera House. It is 7.15pm, the show starts in 15 minutes, and we […]

Othello delivers

Othello National Theatre, Olivier Theatre Performance Date: 3 August 2013, In rep until 5 October 2013 The opening scene of Nicholas Hytner’s modernised “Othello” did not bode well with the enormous Olivier stage set as the mundane exterior of a pub. Two guys spill outside, including Iago (Rory Kinnear), plotting in what I would have described […]

The Same Deep Water As Me

Donmar Warehouse Performance date: 1 August 2013 Until 28 September 2013 This new play from Nick Payne struggles with what it is trying to achieve. Is it a tragedy about a boy who seemed to have made an escape from the depths of Luton but ends up right back there? Is it about missed opportunities […]