NT Live: The Cherry Orchard

“Who cares about Chekhov anyway? A bunch of old women moaning about ducks flying home to Moscow.”  ~ Withnail [Richard E. Grant] in Withnail & I I am always grateful to the Spectrum 8 for hosting the NT Live performances; I’m also grateful that enough people in the Capital region attend them to make it…

Review: Hamlet

I am eternally grateful for the NT Live broadcasts; they bring a little bit of the London theatre experience to the (currently) frozen north, which seems so far from the city of my heart. Thank you, Spectrum 8 for hosting the broadcasts, even if Monday night’s show seemed to have its share of technical difficulties,…

Laurie Anderson’s ‘Delusion’ & Nowhere Boy

Friday I had the chance to catch a couple of fun things: Laurie Anderson‘s Delusion at EMPAC (my favourite local venue) and Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy at the Spectrum 8 (as usual). Of course there were several other things possible that night — among them, Nick Lowe sob! — but one can’t do everything (but…