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February 23, 2020 Susan Elkin

Quality should override gender

Isn’t it odd how “gender-blind” casting and the not-enough-good-roles-for-women issue still vexes the profession and yet many amateur companies have little choice?...

February 16, 2020 Susan Elkin

Theatre should not be funded by ice cream

Nobody knows for certain (although several journalists have made rigorous efforts to find out) how the tradition of buying and eating ice...

February 9, 2020 Susan Elkin

Carols for All?

I’ve been reading play versions of A Christmas Carol – as you do, in February, obviously. And it strikes me that for...

February 2, 2020 Susan Elkin

Bags of officiousness

Are we actually convinced that a perfunctory glance inside the bags of theatre goers is keeping anyone safe? As I’ve said before...

January 30, 2020 Susan Elkin

Meet Me a Tree (Susan Elkin reviews)

Meet Me a Tree: A Very First Opera Music by music by Schumann, Delibes and Handel. Produced by HurlyBurly. society/company: Chichester Festival Theatre...

January 29, 2020 Susan Elkin

Macbeth (Susan Elkin reviews)

Macbeth By William Shakespeare. Presented by The Watermill Theatre society/company: West End & Fringe performance date: 23 Jan 2020 venue: Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley,...

January 29, 2020 Susan Elkin

Coming Clean (Susan Elkin reviews)

Coming Clean By Kevin Elyot. Produced by King’s Head Theatre society/company: West End & Fringe performance date: 10 Jan 2020 venue: Trafalgar Studios 2, 14...

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