Tag: James George

The BFG @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nzip7yXl1k1rgiv1h_500The BFG is perhaps the most beloved of Roald Dahl’s brilliantly twisted stories for children (though theatre fans may have fallen for Matilda in recent years). It’s certainly one that people keep coming back to as the forthcoming movie adaptation (starring Mark Rylance – which excites us a great deal) will attest. I’m fascinated to see how Humdrum bring such a big story into the confines of The Spring’s cosy studio theatre. Continue reading

Arsenic & Old Lace @ The Spring, Havant

tumblr_inline_nzip7yXl1k1rgiv1h_500How do you approach a play when the film based on it is steeped in generations of lavish praise and is a regular on “favourite” and “best” lists? Well, if Humdrum’s take on Arsenic & Old Lace is anything to go by the answer is to pepper your cast with people who’ve never seen the movie and then let their imaginations run wild. Continue reading

The Hound Of The Baskervilles @ The Spring

tumblr_inline_mjy40lqibr1qz4rgpIt was with great reticence that my wife and I approached The Spring ahead ofThe Hound Of The Baskervilles… not that we were apprehensive about the quality of the show, but because we were really, really (really!) early! Continue reading