Fortune’s Fool, The Old Vic – What is man without dignity and integrity?

First staged at the Chichester Festival in 1996, Mike Poulton’s adaptation of Turgenev’s 1848 play finally comes to London in a beautiful production at The Old Vic.  We are in 19th-century Russia complete with samovar and servants.  As in Chekhov’s ”Cherry Orchard”, the servants are jolted out of their tranquillity and run ineffectively to and […]

A few plays to book now to avoid disappointment

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense If you enjoy your P.G. Woodhouse, you should book to see Stephen Mangan playing aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and Matthew MacFadyen as his dutiful valet Jeeves at the Duke of York’s theatre. For anyone still not familiar with Mangan and MacFadyen, they are both accomplished actors.  More recently, Mangan […]