WHERE? BFI IMAX RUNTIME: 60 minutes (episode 1 to air on BBC1 3/11 and HBO 4/11/19)
Piers Wenger is BBC’s controller of drama and describes this eight-part first season of Sir Philip Pullman’s renowned literature trilogy as ‘the most ambitious drama the BBC has ever made’.
Read on for reasons including what to expect from episode 1 which airs on BBC1 Sunday 3 November 2019
WORTH A LOOK?: ****
WHEN?: Released in cinemas in the UK 21/12/18
We’re killing time between a Q&A and performance at Sloane Square’s Royal Court Theatre when we chance upon the
50 Smith Street home in Chelsea where Mary Poppins‘ author P.L.Travers lived and used as inspiration for the Cherry Tree Lane home of the Banks family in this.
Read on for reasons including why we shed a tear more than once during the film
WORTH A LOOK?: ****
WHERE: Victoria Palace
WHEN: 26/12, booking to 28/7/18
The good news is that the touts appear to have been beaten – and the bad is that it’s the most uncomfortable wait to enter a theatre we can ever remember.
Read on for reasons including how King George’s Britpop number is the comic highlight
When Jack O’Connell went full-frontal at a first preview
We were at the first preview of the Young Vic production of
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre in July when Jack O’Connell decided to perform naked. Review
Read on for the rest of the top 5 including our toilet encounter with Lin Manuel-Miranda
The delays refurbishing the Victoria Palace Theatre have rather taken some of the shine off the opening of this Tony Award-winning musical which is now in previews from 6/12 with a 21/12 press night. We’ll be reviewing the Boxing Day show (if it’s opened by then). Still the hottest
tickets in town
WORTH A LOOK?: **
WHERE: Phoenix Theatre
WHEN: 31/1, runs to 22/4
When we ask at the bar why this new musical’s soundtrack is not available to buy in the foyer we’re told it has something to do with the charity it is fundraising for. Which seems unlikely.
Read on for reasons including why Michele Dotrice is the best reason to see this
When queueing for the gents one doesn’t normally expect to see arguably Broadway’s hottest creative right now but that’s what happened in the West End’s Arts Theatre last night.
Read on for reasons including the link between Manuel-Miranda and Murder Ballad
WHERE: Beacon Theatre, New York
James Corden hosts the 70th annual Tony Awards, where Broadway recognises its finest, in New York 12/6.
Read on for that Dustin Hoffman story at the closing night of King Charles III in London