Mar
3
2013

Driving Miss Daisy

Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones in DRIVING MISS DAISY (c) Jeff Busby

Theatre Royal, March 2, 2013 Remember being charmed in the theatre? It seems so long ago it is almost revolutionary to encounter it again. Driving Miss Daisy may fall within the narrow confines of naturalism, which I usually disdain, but  Alfred Uhry’s story of evolving race relations in the southern US state of Georgia during […]

Mar
1
2013

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Cat 1

Belvoir Street, February 27, 2013 Tennessee Williams crafted two endings for Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. The original tied no loose ends and had no pat outcomes. The second, suggested by Elia Kazan (who directed the initial 1955 Broadway production), offered the audience reassuring rays of hope. Thankfully Simon Stone’s production restores the playwright’s […]

Mar
1
2013

Phronesis’s Jasper Hoiby Sees Black

Jasper Hoiby

When Jasper Hoiby’s sister, Jeanette, suddenly lost her sight he left his burgeoning London music career to help his mother nurse her in Copenhagen. He could not know that this would lead to the formation of a band that would not only change his life, but also shake up the sound of jazz.  That band […]