22:26: Hmmm. Really interesting to see, but definitely problematic. Final production credit is Globe on Screen in association with BBC Arts.
22:23: I didn't think this closing worked in the theatre, and the broadcast hasn't changed my mind.
22:22: At two and
For all sorts of reasons, I'm really looking forward to tonight's BBC Four broadcast of The Duchess of Malfi recorded at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. First off, John Webster's revenge tragedy is one of my favourite plays (along
To the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first public performance of Francis Beaumont's 1607 The Knight of the Burning Pestle. Which, let it be said, is very funny, very finely played (including by Pauline McLynn and Phil Daniels, above)
Short of living in the London of the early seventeenth century, this must be the best of times for those of us interested in early modern theatre beyond the Bard. Tonight I'm off to the new Sam Wanamaker