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Phil and Andrew

Review - The Sound of Music, Regent

One of Phil's earliest memories is of being taken to Manchester's Gaumont Cinema to see the film of being taken to Manchester’s Gaumont Cinema to see the film of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II‘s The Sound of Music (book by Howard Lindsay and

Review - The Pride, Trafalgar Studios

Well, it's been a quite a while. The Whingers have been busing themselves doing other things. We've been enjoying the summer (once it finally arrived) with copious alfresco eating and drinking (obvs) and not really that keen to be sweating it out in the d

Review - Private Lives, Gielgud Theatre

It seems no time at all since the last West End production of Noël Coward‘s Private Lives.

Review - Chimerica, AlmeidaTheatre

Phil once stood in Tiananmen Square, not facing a tank obvs, but facing the body of Chairman Mao (or what's said to be his body) in the Mao Mausoleum.

Review - The Drowned Man, National Theatre at Temple Studios

It’s been three years since the Whingers tramped out to God-knows-where to see the site-specific, promenady Punchdrunk production The Duchess of Malfi where Andrew sighed,“It’s more of the same, really”.

Review - The Cripple of Inishmaan, Noel Coward Theatre

If the Whingers had £50 million or so in the bank they would be taking life easy.

Review - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

With so much riding on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory it's a wonder it doesn't buckle under the weight of expectation and disappear through the Drury Lane stage.

Review - The Amen Corner, National Theatre

No sign of Simon Cowell around but anyway it wasn’t the eggs broken on stage at the National Theatre that stole the show.

Review - Sweet Bird of Youth, Old Vic

The Whingers have always celebrated the virtues of good theatrical wiggery, so we are disposed to discuss one particular wig before moving on.