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England People Very Nice – Bean in the dock

13 February 2009

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW (2/2) Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) asks critics David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) to assess Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane (Trafalgar Studios), Alan Bennett’s Enjoy (Gielgud Theatre), Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind (Vaudeville Theatre) and Richard Bean’s contentious new play about immigration, England People Very Nice (National Theatre).

West End Review: March 2007

WEST END REVIEW Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) asks David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) to share their verdicts on God of Carnage (Gielgud), Never So Good (National) and Jersey Boys (Prince Edward). Recorded at Dewynters, London.

West End Review: February 2008

WEST END REVIEW Brief Encounter (Haymarket Cinema), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (National) and Speed the Plow (Old Vic) are assessed by Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune), John Nathan (Jewish Chronicle) and Andrew Haydon (Time Out). David Benedict hosts. Recorded at Dewynters, London.

The David Benedict Experience reviews the Royal Court

THE DAVID BENEDICT EXPERIENCE David Benedict asks Kate Bassett, Dominic Cavendish and Michael Coveney to reflect on The Rose Tattoo (National Theatre), The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Royal Court), and the changing of artistic regime at the Court. Plus: lighting designer Paule Constable drops in for a chat.

David Benedict’s West End Review

THE DAVID BENEDICT EXPERIENCE Ian Rickson’s The Seagull (Royal Court) and Deborah Warner’s Happy Days (National) reviewed, plus discussion of the upcoming Olivier Awards and what to look out for in February. Critics Kate Bassett and Michael Coveney join David Benedict.

Review of the Year 2006

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2006 Critics Jane Edwardes, Mark Shenton and Charles Spencer remember the highs and lows of a very remarkable year. David Benedict hosts.

West End Review: June 2006

9 June 2006

in Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW Market Boy (National), Enemies (Almeida) and Sunday in the Park with George (Menier) assessed by David Benedict, Rachel Halliburton and Sam Marlowe. Dominic Cavendish hosts.

Review of the Year 2005

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2005 David Benedict gets Jane Edwardes, Alastair Macaulay, Mark Shenton and Matt Wolf to nominate the highs and lows of the theatre year.

West End Review: November 2005

11 November 2005

in Playwrights, Reviews and Roundtables

WEST END REVIEW Otherwise Engaged/As You Desire Me. Heather Neill, Charles Spencer and Matt Wolf assess Simon Gray and Pirandello revivals. David Benedict hosts.

Review of Guys and Dolls

GUYS AND DOLLS Frank Loesser’s masterpiece revived by Michael Grandage; Kate Bassett, Patrick Marmion and Charles Spencer dissent with David Benedict.

Review of Mary Poppins

MARY POPPINS David Benedict, Jane Edwardes and Mark Shenton love every minute of the long-awaited Poppins premiere, the final big musical opening of the season. Matt Wolf hosts.

Review of the Year 2004 (2/2)

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2004 (2/2) David Benedict, Jane Edwardes, Alastair Macaulay, Mark Shenton, Charles Spencer and Matt Wolf continue to mull over theatreland’s highs and lows.

Review of the Year 2004 (1/2)

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2004 (1/2) David Benedict, Jane Edwardes, Alastair Macaulay, Mark Shenton, Charles Spencer and Matt Wolf give their personal verdicts on the theatre year.

Review of Dumb Show

17 September 2004

in New Writing, Reviews and Roundtables

DUMB SHOW Joe Penhall’s merciless hatchet-job on tabloid journalism is reviewed by Jane Edwardes, Charles Spencer and Matt Wolf. David Benedict hosts.

Debate: Ticket Prices in the West End (2/2)

DEBATE: TICKET PRICES IN THE WEST END (2/2) Q&A: Producer Nica Burns defends the West End against Broadway comparisons. David Benedict chairs. Recorded live.

Debate: Ticket Prices in the West End (1/2)

DEBATE: TICKET PRICES IN THE WEST END (1/2) The problem analysed by industry insiders Diane Borger, Nica Burns and Caro Newling. David Benedict chairs. Recorded live.

Review of Oliver Twist

OLIVER TWIST John Nathan, Heather Neill and Charles Spencer doff their caps to Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of the Dickens classic. David Benedict hosts.

Review of When Harry Met Sally

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY The Nora Ephron movie hits the London stage. Ouch!, go Jane Edwardes, Rhoda Koenig and Mark Shenton. David Benedict hosts.

Peter Wilkins, Chair of the Olivier Awards, talks business

6 February 2004

in Awards, Producers

OLIVIER AWARDS 2004 Peter Wilkins, Chair of the Olivier Awards Committee, talks David Benedict through the procedures and anomalies of theatreland’s biggest awards, which will be announced on 22 February.

Interview with Out of Joint’s Max Stafford-Clark

INTERVIEW: MAX STAFFORD-CLARK The artistic director of Out of Joint talks to David Benedict about The Permanent Way by David Hare and the genre of documentary theatre.

Review of the Year 2003 (2/2)

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2003 (2/2) The worst shows, as decided by David Benedict, Rhoda Koenig and Mark Shenton. Dominic Cavendish hosts.

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