REVIEW: The Best Man, Playhouse Theatre

Gore Vidal’s insightful look into the American elections is sharply written – but does it reveal anything about the world of politics that we didn’t already know?  Has politics really changed over the years or has it, as this production of Gore Vidal’s 1960 play proves, just the names involved that have changed? Set against… Read More

REVIEW: The Knowledge, Charing Cross Theatre

Jack Rosenthal’s play celebrating the industry of the black cab and its drivers has its own charm about it but feels slight in plot.  Before Uber came along, black cabs were the key means of transport for Londoners to zoom around the capital – but when stepping into one of the taxis how many of… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for World Stage Premiere of The Knowledge

Casting for the production directed by Maureen Lipman has been confirmed ahead of it opening at the Charing Cross Theatre on the 4th September.  Based on the iconic 1979 TV film written by Jack Rosenthal, Maureen Lipman directs her late husband’s play adapted for the stage for the first time. The Knowledge follows the struggles of four… Read More

NEWS: Maureen Lipman to Direct World Stage Premiere of Jack Rosenthal’s The Knowledge

Maureen Lipman will bring her late husband’s 1979 TV film comedy to the Charing Cross Theatre stage from the 4th September.  The Knowledge follows the hilarious struggles of four Londoners as they attempt to better themselves by attempting the fearsome “Knowledge” – the process of becoming a London black cab taxi driver. Standing between them and… Read More

Review Round Up: Lettice & Lovage, Menier Chocolate Factory

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman star in Trevor Nunn’s production. But what are critics making of it?  WhatsOnStage: *** “Trevor Nunn’s enjoyable but utterly unchallenging production.” The Stage: ***  “these two actors are such a pleasure to watch in that they save the day. The eternally kittenish Kendal and the poised, principled Lipman both expose… Read More

Review Round Up…. My Mother Said I Never Should @St James Theatre

Maureen Lipman and Katie Brayben star in Charlotte Keatley’s play about the relationships between mothers and daughters opened at St James Theatre last night – but what has the reaction been?  The Guardian: ***Michael Billington thought that: “in Paul Robinson’s impeccable revival, it strikes me as warm, witty and well structured, but also wordy.” The… Read More