Review of Chichester Festival Theatre’s 2019 production of Oklahoma!  (FOLLOW LINK) As usual, Chichester’s annual major musical is an event. A packed theatre, soaring music, incredible dancing and singing … see my 5 star review.



Our favourite play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Globe (FOLLOW LINK), directed by Sean Holmes. This one goes flat out as a crowd-pleaser, very broad, very funny. Interactive. Definitely one to see even if it lacks some subtleties. Picture: Bottom as a carnival donkey with Titania.


Review of BARTHOLOMEW FAIR by Ben Jonson (follow link). Ben Jonson’s 1614 play was an innovative city comedy with a dizzying number of characters and events at London’s annual fair / orgy which ran for hundreds of years. Modern dress production in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Read the linked review.



Review added of KISS ME KATE (linked) at The Watermill Theatre. Just a cast of twelve sing, act, dance AND play all the instruments live on stage. A spectacular production in this tiny theatre, but let’s hope it tours … our seatswere awful and we’d love to see it again. Read the linked review.


I just added a “rant” under ELT articles: Doesn’t anyone teach intonation anymore? (LINKED)

Review added of the play BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES at The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm.  Set in barbers’ shops in Peckham and six African cities. A revival of the 2017 National Theatre production which will tour after The Roundhouse. Joyous is the catch phrase!


Review of The Argument, by William Boyd (FOLLOW LINK) at Bath Theatre Royal, Summer Season 2019. Directed by Christopher Luscombe. With Felicity Kendal. A very short play indeed with eight or nine scenes, virtually all two part dialogue. Read my review!