Blancheblanche marvin's london theatreviews

recommended by Peter Brook
**** = stand if necessary
*** = sit in front stalls
** = sit in back stalls
* = have a drink!

Blanche Marvin, has been involved for over 50 years in writing, directing and producing theatre in London and in New York which has given her a unique approach to reviewing London theatre and transfers to New York or visa versa. Her depth of knowledge, and experience make her a most practical plus influential reviewer on the theatre scene in London today. She reviews the full schedule of shows for each theatre which draws a picture and identity of the theatre venue as well as the plays. It paints a picture of the current themes running in the theatre, and relates to the style or trends most dominant, in addition to explaining why theatre will or will not work in London or New York when transferring.
Blanche was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours.


NEWS
BEST PLAYS
 RatingPlayTheatreId
****MATILDACAMBRIDGE1288
****AN AMERICAN IN PARISDOMINION2474
****THE GOAT or Who Is Sylvia? (2002) by EDWARD ALBEETHEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET2482
****42ND STREETDRURY LANE2483
****LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL (1986) by LANIE ROBERTSONWYNDHAMS2531
****QUEEN ANNE (reigned 1702-1714)THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET2535
***ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by RICHARD BEANNATIONAL THEATRE,Lyttelton1159
****THE GIRLS by TIM FIRTH/ GARY BARLOWPHOENIX2451
****THE TREATMENT (1993) by MARTIN CRIMPALMEIDA2495
***ANGELS IN AMERICANATIONAL THEATRE,Lyttelton2507
****887BARBICAN2516
****LA STRADA THE OTHER PLACE2518
****BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES by INUA ELLAMSNATIONAL THEATRE, Dorfman (Cottesloe)2521
****COMMON by DC MOORENATIONAL THEATRE,Olivier2522
****SEMELE (1744) by GEORGE FREDERICK HANDELGARSINGTON2527
****JENUFA by LEOS JANECEKGRANGE PARK OPERA2528
****INK by JAMES GRAHAMALMEIDA2530
****NINAYOUNG VIC2540
****THE LIFE OF GALILEO (1938-47 in rewrites) by BERTOLT BRECHTYOUNG VIC2509