Saturday, 21 July 2007

Pick of the Month

Here are my top tips for the coming weeks in the mainstream theatre (all stuff I’ve seen, no sage predictions!). Due to short runs this only really covers the mainstream theatre, mostly in London.

Elling, Trafalgar Studios.
Surprisingly delightful comedy about mental illness, starring John Simm.
Pygmalion, Theatre Royal Bath then touring. Wonderfully funny classic play directed by Sir Peter Hall. Tim Pigott-Smith is an excellent Higgins.
Fiddler on the Roof, Savoy. Solid traditional revival of the classic Broadway show.
The Hothouse, Lyttleton. Dark and menacing, but very funny, production of an early Pinter play.
Philistines, Lyttleton. Exceptional revival of Gorky’s play. Howard Davis directs a crack cast.
Saint Joan, Olivier. Extraordinary theatre, staged beautifully by Marianne Elliott. Shaw’s play grips throughout.

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