Browsing All Posts published on »July, 2011«

Interview: producer/actress Amy Tez

July 28, 2011


Rock n Roll Theatre’s production of Danny and the Deep Blue Seaat the Phoenix Artists Club in 2010 was a sell-out success, beloved of critics. And now the company has returned to the Phoenix with another play by American writer John Patrick Shanley. Rarely seen in the UK, Four Dogs and a Bone is an extremely […]


July 21, 2011


We feast on political memoirs, greedily devouring their tales of what went on behind closed doors while the flashbulbs of the press were pinging outside. When seasoned with events that have sparked public outrage, their appeal is irresistible. And recently there has been no greater touchstone for the people’s distrust of government and politicians than […]

The Tempest

July 19, 2011


Principal Theatre Company’s winning run of outdoor summer Shakespeare continues with a spellbinding version of ‘The Tempest’. Paul Gladwin has skilfully navigated the play’s darker undercurrents to produce a child-friendly, laughter-filled show that stays on the right side of pantomime. Rupert Wickham is a stern but not unbending Prospero; raging with thunderous power at his […]

For Services Rendered

July 12, 2011


Melancholy pervades James Bounds’ heartfelt revival of Somerset Maugham’s tale of a wealthy family struggling to adapt in the aftermath of the Great War, which has left Sydney, the only son, blind. The diffuse yellow light that plays across the set, a country-house conservatory, evokes a summer’s day drawing to its close. Change is in […]

Interview: Jos Vantyler

July 3, 2011


Actor Jos Vantyler’s personality fills the room as soon as he enters the Marylebone coffee shop where I’m waiting for him. Sporting shades and wearing a blue linen shirt and white trousers, he’s effortlessly cool and charming on one of the hottest days of the year. This is his local cafe and it’s clear that […]