West End Review: new plays

3rd November 2012



Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and guests Kate Bassett (Independent on Sunday), Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) discuss the latest batch of major new shows: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre), Love and Information (Royal Court), 55 Days (Hampstead), Red Velvet (Tricycle Theatre) and Loserville (Garrick). Recorded at Dewynters, 26 October 2012.

This [Red Velvet] is my kind of history play – I prefer this infinitely to 55 Days. For one thing it’s got warmth and wit and it’s beautifully designed and beautifully directed by Indhu Rubasingham – it’s always nice when someone takes over running a theatre with a play about the theatre, which is one thing that this play is about…