Miriam enjoys going to the theatre as an escape from the crippling horror of adult life. Her favourite shows are Cabaret, Tusk Tusk and Home, I’m Darling. She will tell anybody who's listening about the time she met Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Review: LIFE OF PI at Wyndham's Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Wednesday, November 24 2021, 16:14
From The Lion King to Avenue Q, and The Magician's Elephant to Frozen, puppets have been become increasingly common and inventive in theatral productions. Now, puppets star in the spectacle-filled and fun production of Life Of Pi.
Hiran Abeysekera (Pi) Tom Larkin (Tiger Head) Nicholas Khan (Pi's Father) in The Life of Pi. Photo by by Johan Persson
Review: THE DRIFTERS GIRL a the Garrick Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Monday, November 22 2021, 18:01
"The Drifters are like the Yankees", we're told at the beginning of The Drifters Girl, “The line-up may change, but in the end there's only one New York Yankees”. To demonstrate this constantly changing but-never-really-changing line-up, four actors play the various incarnations of the Drifters.
Review: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE at the Duke of York's Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Sunday, November 7 2021, 09:21
Review: THE SHARK IS BROKEN at the Ambassadors Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Friday, October 15 2021, 07:12
When Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon’s play premiered in Edinburgh in 2019, the concept- three people stuck for weeks in a confined space, gnawing on each other’s nerves, battling boredom, and gradually losing their marbles- probably had less resonance than it does now.
Review: KUNENE AND THE KING at The Ambassadors Theatre
By Miriam Gibson Wednesday, February 5 2020, 07:35
In contemporary South Africa, Jack Morris is an aging alcoholic actor, recently diagnosed with liver cancer. He's dying, but determined to stay alive long enough to star in King Lear. Lunga Kunene is the professional nurse sent to care for him. Jack is white. Kunene is black.
John Kani as Lunga Kunene and Antony Sher as Jack Morris in Kunene and the King. Photo by Ellie Kurttz. © RSC
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