An Inspector Calls

Round-up of An Inspector Calls reviews at the Novello Theatre, London

Plague Over England – Review

In “Not In Front of the Audience”, Nicholas de Jongh’s 1992 book about homosexuality on stage, there is no mention of John Gielgud’s 1953 arrest and conviction for “importuning male persons for an immoral purpose”.

Carousel Review

Lindsay Posner directs Carousel at the Savoy Theatre – review


Zorro at the Garrick Theatre – review

Piaf Review

Piaf starring Elena Rodger at the Donmar -review

The Vortex Review

Noel Coward’s far from perfect breakthrough play was The Vortex (1924), and the effect it had on complacent theatre audiences of the day must have been similiar to the impact experienced by theatregoers in 1956 at John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. Unlike Osborne though, Coward wasn’t an angry young man; just a prodigiously talented one who, even at so young an age, was a master at surfing the celebrity wave. Being controversial, he knew, was the shortest route towards attracting media attention, and what better way was there to be talked about than to write a play about drug

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