The Rise and Fall of Little
Voice, Birmingham Rep: When theatre is
good it has the power to generate every emotion from tears of
laughter to tears of sorrow, and this Rep co-production is very
Groping for Words, Moorpool
Players: There are some nights when the
house lights fade, the curtain rises and everything just seems
to click, and then what follows is a delight.
God of Carnage, Highbury
Ferdinand Reille, aged 11, has knocked
out two of 11-year-old Bruno Vallon’s teeth with a stick in a children’s
squabble in a Paris park.
is a stormy night and
six weary travellers look as though they must spend the night on
a windswept and isolated Cornish railway station.
Dear Lupin, Malvern Theatres: Roger
Mortimer’s relationship with his wayward son Charlie through his
letters marks not only an affectionate bond between father and
son but also perhaps the end of a gentler, more civilised age.
Pygmalion, The Nonentities, Rose theatre, Kidderminster:TheNonentities seem to be on a quality roll with
this seasons productions, now bringing George Bernard Shaw’s
Pygmalion to life, with a superb attention to detail in both the
performances and staging.
Rotten Scoundrels, The New Alexandra Theatre: This
is a show that goes way beyond feel good, it has a feel,
bloody marvellous factor. It is quite simply fun, glorious fun
from its opening bars to its closing standing ovation.
of Penzance, Tinker's Farm Opera, The Crescent Theatre:
Tinker's Farm have been . . . well . . . tinkering, so the
Pirates of Penzance are not so much swashbucklers as the Gilbert
and Sullivan rather civilised chapter of Hell’s Angels.