Entries by Carl Woodward

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Jerusalem returns

If life does indeed come down to just a single moment, mine probably arrived last week on Easter Monday when I witnessed Mark Rylance on stage as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron in Jerusalem. His combination of theatricality and verbal vivacity is extraordinary. First staged at the Royal Court in 2009, Jez Butterworth’s seismic play about national identity has returned […]

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Top 5 Shows of 2021 (according to me)

2021. The year that tried to one-up 2020. Truly. (I think being a neurotic, worrisome person slightly prepared me for it) An extraordinary year for British theatre. Anyway, for my final blog of the last rollercoaster 12 months, I present my Top 5 shows of the year:  1) Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club- Playhouse, London  Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club made […]

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Our industry is in crisis – again – the government must act now to save it

December 2021.  A Covid tidal wave is crashing into us. Theatres are faced once again with critical and tough restrictions despite robust measures in place to keep their staff and audiences safe. The situation is dire and deteriorating. The number of Covid cases reported on Wednesday was the highest yet during the pandemic. You read that […]