Kevin Elyot was a prominent playwright and screenwriter. He is best remembered as the creator of the comedy My Night with Reg. Winner of the Olivier award for Best New Comedy when it was first produced in 1994, the play was recently revived in a production which started life at the Donmar Warehouse before receiving a West End transfer and subsequently winning the Olivier award for Best Revival.
Theatre News and Reviews
Review: TWILIGHT SONG at the Park Theatre
By David Scotland Tuesday, July 18 2017, 16:45
The West End gets Wilde!
By Phil Willmott Thursday, July 13 2017, 09:53
After a popular and critically acclaimed time running Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Dominic Dromgoole has moved on to a new project aiming to demonstrate the power of the proscenium arch. What this describes is the traditional theatre set-up where by the audience sit in front of a stage and the action is framed by an architectural arch known as the proscenium, from an Ancient Greek term which roughly translates as “in front of the scenery”.
Review: YANK! at the Charing Cross Theatre
By Phil Willmott Thursday, July 13 2017, 09:07
It's great that London audiences, including me, are finally getting a chance to see Yank! the American musical by composer Joseph Zellnik with book and lyrics by his brother David. New Yorkers have been raving about it to me for years.
The revival currently playing at the Charring Cross Theatre, fast becoming the venue for quality and innovative musical theatre under the Artistic Direction of Thom Southerland, started life at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. The critics loved it and enterprising producer Katie Lipson has lead efforts to bring it to London.
EVITA is back and should be better than last time!
By Phil Willmott Thursday, July 13 2017, 08:34
Producer Bill Kenwright’s rather elegant production of the classic Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita is headed black to the West End and it's going to be much better than the last time.
How can I be so sure? Well there are two very good reasons. The first is that the most recent revival was at the cavernous Dominion Theatre, a huge place the saps most shows of any personality - although not the current show An American in Paris, which is an absolute delight from beginning to end and which you should definitely try and catch.
Review: INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN at Jermyn Street Theatre
By Phil Willmott Monday, July 10 2017, 09:32
What a treat to duck out of the sticky london heat and descend into the comparatively cool air conditioned Jermyn Street Theatre.
This month a genuinely funny comedy, Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain, awaits you, performed with infectious energy by three actors, Matt Sheahan, Dan March and James Millard (aka comedy troup The Real MacGuffins) who are so likeable they almost defy you not to enjoy yourself.
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