John Forth reflects on poetry in Loudon Wainwright’s lyrics
A Plum Jam from Tracy Coleman and Stuart Hall at Gallery Different
Wars of the Roses/Pure Imagination (Rose Theatre, Kingston; St James Theatre, London) – reviews by Carole Woddis.
Peter Hall and John Barton’s The Wars of the Roses in 1963 was a defining moment, one of many for the RSC in the 1960s.
On a completely different note, award-winning writer/composer/songwriter Leslie Bricusse is being celebrated in a musical entitled Pure Imagination – a compilation of his best-known and other songs.
Anna Robinson’s new collection makes a particularly strong impression on Kat Soini
Thomas Ovans reviews two recent collections by Maggie Butt and Emma Lee
It’s hard to over-state the pleasure that is the Globe’s final production of their 2015 summer season and Dominic Dromgoole’s last as artistic director. Next year, Emma Rice, formerly of Kneehigh, takes over the reins.
Josh Ekroy observes that Owen Gallagher has attempted a monumental task in his latest collection
Appropriately for a writer whose stock in trade is the darkest of gallows humours, Martin McDonagh, playwright and screen-writer/director (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) has returned to the London stage after a decade’s absence with a play about hangmen.
The reviewer reviewed … John Forth considers a collection of essays on poets and poetry by Tony Roberts
Rosie Johnston is intrigued by Rachel McCarthy’s fusing of poetry and science
Shanta Acharya admires the development of Lance Lee’s poetic ideas and vocabulary as shown in his most recent collection
D A Prince enjoys two recent, and very different, small-press pamphlets from William Gilson and Siegfried Baber