- There’s nothing like a unique, live experience to inspire and challenge, to provoke wonderful, sad, happy, heartfelt thoughts and feelings. London theatre is an embarrassment of riches.
- I’m particularly in love with what’s going on at The Old Vic at the moment. The programme created by Artistic Director, Matthew Warchus, is insane; the casting by Jessica Ronane is incredible.
- In the last few months I have been saddened and horrified by Bill Pullman and Sally Fields in ‘All My Sons’, hugely uplifted and laughed my head off at Andrew Scott and Indira Varma in ‘Present Laughter’, lost myself in ‘A Very Expensive Poison’ about Alexander Litvinenko, Putin, Russia and more, and been through a kaleidoscope of thoughts, fears and joy watching Claire Foy and Matt Smith in ‘Lungs’.
- There are very few places where you have to sit down in the dark, relinquish your phone and give yourself wholly to what’s in front of you, as an individual, and as a collective.
- The joy of theatre is that you can go on your own, switch off and get lost in it - relax, think and escape the outside world. Or you can go with friend, laugh or cry together, chat about what you’ve seen to your heart’s content.
- Most of these stories stick with you because they are important - love, politics, family, money, betrayal, acts of kindness - life - enabling us to try and understand this incredibly confusing world a little bit more.
- Forthcoming shows include ‘A Christmas Carol’ which is a wonderful Christmas must see, and ‘Endgame’ starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe.
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The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB, England