Drama Members

David Adams, Samira Ahmed, Arifa Akbar, Claire Allfree, Michael Arditti, Jeremy Austin, Nick Awde, Tim Bano, Honour Bayes, Jonathan Baz, David Benedict, Raymond V Bennett, Gerald Berkowitz, Theo Bosanquet, Daisy Bowie-Sell, Clare Brennan,  Mary Brennan, Georgina Brown, Mark Brown, Robert Butler, Simon Button, Jo Caird, Paul Callan, Julie Carpenter, Dominic Cavendish, David Chadderton, Ned Chaillet, James Christopher, Susannah Clapp, Nigel Cliff, Rich Cline, Liz Coggins, Clare Colvin, Mark Cook, Neil Cooper, Maddy Costa, Michael Coveney, Steve Cramer, Anthony Curtis, Nick Curtis, Michael Darvell, Robert Dawson Scott, Colin Davison, Neil Dowden, Nicholas de Jongh, Simon Edge, Jane Edwardes, Susan Elkin, John Elsom, Vera Elyashiv, Suzi Feay, Mark Fisher, Philip Fisher, Roger Foss, Karen Fricker, Lyn Gardner, Sharon Garfinkel, Thelma Good, Robert Gore-Langton, Bill Hagerty, Rachel Halliburton, Robert Hanks, Christopher Hart, Aliya Al-Hassan, Frey Kwa Hawking, Andrew Haydon, Sarah Hemming, Ian Herbert, Henry Hitchings, Alun Hood, lan Hulme, Jafar Iqbal, James Inverne, Emma John, Ian Johns, Oliver Jones, Louise Kingsley, Jeremy Kingston, Kirsty Lang, Mark Lawson, Ruth Leon, Paul Levy, Brian Logan, Catherine Love, Lizzie Loveridge, Howard Loxton, Andrzej Lukowski, Kate Maltby, Lisa Martland, Cindy Marcolina, Sam Marlowe, Patrick Marmion, Diana Damian Martin, Scott Matthewman, Dominic Maxwell, Caroline McGinn, Keith McKenna, Joyce McMillan, Fergus Morgan, Fiona Mountford, Siobhan Murphy, John Nathan, Gary Naylor, Heather Neill, Benedict Nightingale, Kevin O’Sullivan, Terri Paddock, Michael Parker, Phil Penfold, John Peter, Lucy Popescu, Lucy Powell, Libby Purves, Kieron Quirke, Julia Rank, David Roper, William Russell, Anya Ryan, Alice Saville, Adam Scott, Victoria Segal, Ian Shuttleworth, Aleks Sierz, Neil Smith, Nick Smurthwaite, Charles Spencer, Marianka Swain, Siobhan Synott, Maxie Szalwinska, Robert Tanitch, Paul Taylor, Ann Treneman, Natasha Tripney, Paul Vale, Rosemary Waugh, Tom Wicker, Holly Williams, Lyndsey Winship, Carole Woddis, Matt Wolf, Alex Wood, Toby Young.

Honorary members

Michael Billington, Michael Coveney, Clive Hirschhorn, Herbert Kretzmer, Jack Lewis, Blanche Marvin, Garry O’Connor, Peter Roberts,  John Russell Taylor.

News & Reviews

Eating people are wrong

There is a discussion taking place in the press and on Facebook about bad behaviour in theatre as a result of what happened after a couple brought in some Chicken McNuggets to a performance of Dr Faustus starring the Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington. The result...

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A sparkling Ruby

William Russell At 91 Thelma Ruby is going back on stage in her one woman show to launch the Festival 46 season at the King's Head theatre in Islington later this month. Star of revue, musicals, films and plays - she has done pretty well everthing in her long career...

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Summer in the open air

Defy the weather William Russell Open Air theatre in London tends to automatically mean Regent's Park but it is not the only venue - for the last eight years Iris have been playing in the gardens of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, they usually do a Shakespeare play...

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More changes on the London fringe

Darker and Sylvestre retire William Russell For twenty years Cecilia Darker and the actress and singer Cleo Sylvestre have run the theatre in the Rosemary Branch pub in Sheperton Road, Islington. But they are standing down, although Darker still owns the pub, which...

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Farewell to the Landor

After 21 years of musical delights William Russell After 21 years the Landor, home to many a musical new or hold, is closing down and director Robert McWhir, who has presided there for the last 19 years, 15 as director of the company, is leaving hopefully for pastures...

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State of the Union

Brand new premises William Russell Some pictorial memories of the soon to disappear Union Theatre in Southwark, one of the jewels for two decades of the London Fringe. It is not, of course, the only Fringe theatre but this particular railway arch did have something...

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Stealing a march

Gay's not quite the word William Russell The London fringe sometimes springs a surprise and steals the thunder of the great and the good, this time that of those who reside in the subsidised palace on the South Bank, with The Buskers Opera, a new musical, at the small...

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A Close run thing

William Russell It does not occur very often that the star falls ill and the understudy has to take over, but that is what happened earlier this month at the Coliseum where Glenn Close, who was playing Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, caught flu. Her understudy Ria...

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