CURTAIN CALLS: Reviews
Saturday 30 August 1997
Caryl Churchill is in a league of her own with this dazzlingly theatrical double bill which packs a strong emotional punch. The first half has more hysterical coups de theatre than you have any right to expect, while the second grows ever more moving. Last night.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (0131-228 1404)
Side by Side by Sondheim
Una Stubbs joins the cast as compere for this smartly directed compilation of early Sondheim songs. With crisp musical direction by the trusty Michael Haslam and splendid renditions from Liza Sadovy and Kathryn Evans.
Greenwich Theatre, London SE1 (0181-858 7755)
Chips with Everything
A major revival of Arnold Wesker's toughly comic and autobiographical play about National Service. A strong cast includes Eddie Marsan and Angus Wright.
In preview, opens Thur, National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-928 2252)
An Ideal Husband
Wilde's extravagantly well-written and strikingly pertinent comedy of private lives and public morality in Sir Peter Hall's much-feted production led by Martin Shaw.
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London SW1 (0171-930 8800)
Neither playwright Simon Gray nor his regular leading actor Alan Bates have been this good for a long time. Harold Pinter directs a funny, detailed and distinctly moving evening.
Aldwych Theatre, London WC2 (0171-416 6003)
Do You Come Here Often?
Bask in 70 minutes of hilarious, heavenly and surprisingly poignant buffoonery as The Right Size find themselves locked in a spooky bathroom and discover more beard gags than you can shake a rubber duck at. Simply priceless. Last night.
Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh (0131-226 2428)
Guys and Dolls
Oh joy! There are tickets available for London's best night out. Three hours of intoxicating pleasure.
National Theatre, London SE1 (0171-928 2252)
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