Tag Archives: Vaudeville Theatre

THEATRE REVIEW: Neil LaBute’s ‘In a Forest Dark and Deep’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Compelling performances by Matthew Fox and Olivia Williams as battling siblings make Neil LaBute’s new play “In a Forest Dark and Deep”, in its world premiere in London’s West End, more interesting than it really … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Neil Simon’s ‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Neil Simon’s 1971 play “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” is set against the economic slump of its day so given current circumstances the Old Vic’s West End revival would appear timely. Instead, it feels merely … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Decorated with more quotable lines than any play has a right to, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” is given a sprightly revival at London’s Vaudeville Theatre with the women, for once, having the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Christian Slater in ‘Swimming With Sharks’

By Ray Bennett Hollywood loves to think its corporate monsters are worse than in any other business, as George Huang demonstrated in his scabrous 1994 film “Swimming With Sharks”. Now, British writer Michael Lesslie has rendered the story onstage and Christian … Continue reading

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