To spend a week at theater in London is to consider having your eyes examined. (And to contemplate a visit to an ENT, as well.) Call it theatrical double vision. In London, as here, you’ll find a mix of straight plays, musicals, and cross-genre experiments, staged in posh venues as well as dingier sites. But while these spaces much resemble New York’s, they’re subtly, eye-rubbingly different—the doors lack handles, the candies sold at intermission vary, the signs point to stalls and circle rather than orchestra and balcony. You’ll hear the same words, but listen as the intonations are changed, even see some of the same plays—or the some of the same kinds of plays—but watch as the... More >>>
The Recruiting Officer reveals that the Donmar has recruited a good new artistic director.