What a year (and a bit) it’s been. I have tickets booked for an actual play in an actual theatre for the first time in – ooh – eighteen months? And the hope that that might actually happen has made me realise that I have been hanging on to reviews of the few shows I did get to in 2020 for far too long – so here they are, if somewhat truncated!
I went to see this in January and found it a bombastic, breezy blast of a show.
Wilton’s Music Hall
This is a Shakespeare’s Globe-backed production which tells two Shakespearean tales from the point of view of characters behind the scenes. So we get to meet the Capulets’ party planner, and Titus Andronicus’s pie-maker. Oh – and this is a family friendly production, and no I don’t know why they chose those two plays…
The London Museum of Water and Steam
Well this is rather tentatively Shakespeare-related – Bellini’s opera is based on the same story, but not on Shakespeare’s version of the tale. Nevertheless, it’s such a good show I just had to rave about it somewhere!
Last weekend I re-watched In the Bleak Midwinter, and had an epiphany.