Review of Yerma, by Simon Stone after Federico Garcia Lorca at the Young Vic. LINK: http://wp.me/PRxuW-5Gp

This production was Olivier Award Best Play of last year, and Billie Piper got six best actress awards. The revival has the original cast and runs till the end of August.
Billie Piper (Her) in Yerma at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson (4)


Review of The Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing,directed by Matthew Dunster. A riot of colour, set during the Mexican Revolutionary War in 1915. It’s always a favourite play, here in a radical interpretation.


Review of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. (LINKED) A masterpiece, to me. With Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead. Read the review … a lot on the history too.



An unusual event … the Telegraph Legends series brought together three 60s icons … Joanna Lumley, Twiggy and Lulu in conversation (LINKED) at Cadogan Hall, Chelsea … and Lulu sang.

Twiggy legends

Joanna Lumley, Twiggy & Lulu


As Helen Edmondson’s Queen Anne is currently running in the West End, I’m linking to my 2015 review of the original RSC production of Queen Anne  at Stratford. Only a third of the cast of eighteen have moved on to the West End, but most importantly, Emma Cunliffe is still Queen Anne. The marvellous Jonathan Broadbent as Robert Harley has been replaced by the also marvellous James Garnam. I haven’t seen the 2017 version. The 2015 version had better reviews, but then the RSC Theatre has a far better stage than the West End.


Review of Racing Demon by David Hare in Bath Theatre Royal’s 2017 Summer Season, directed by Jonathan Church. Starring David Haig and Papa Essiedu. This 1990 award winning play is set in the Church of England in South London.


I had the chance to see The Globe 2017 production of Twelfth Night again, but this time at night with the full controversial lighting. I have added comments to the existing review.