West End Review: March 2011
in American Drama, Musicals, New Writing, Reviews and Roundtables
2nd March 2011
WEST END REVIEW
Mark Shenton (Sunday Express) and his guests David Benedict (Variety), Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph) and Matt Wolf (International Herald Tribune) assess The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Donmar); Frankenstein (National Theatre); The Children’s Hour (Comedy Theatre); The Heretic (Royal Court). Recorded at the National.
I thought this production of The Children’s Hour was completely dazzling. Sure, you can see the mechanism going, but you can see the mechanism going in lots of Arthur Miller plays. This is a play about the tyranny of the righteous – we are living this in the US right now…