P452 Teletext 452 Nov13 21:07:11  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  CRIMES OF THE HEART, King's Head Theatre, London. 0171 226 1916. I have never been entirely convinced of the greatness of this, despite winning its author Beth Henley a Pulitzer 20 years ago. It's also been in constant American revival ever since and became a Diane Keaton/Jessica Lange/Sissy Spacek Hollywood hit. We are deep in 1960s Mississippi and the play's about three sisters roughly between Checkov and Tennessee Williams. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— by Sheridan Morley TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS West End A-G H-N O-Z Millennium
P452 Teletext 452 Nov13 21:15:11  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  CRIMES OF THE HEART, King's Head Theatre, London. 0171 226 1916. This is about a family reunion gone astray. One sister, Lenny (Fiona Mollison) is the unhappy, near-retarded homebody who has allowed life to pass her by. Another, Meg (Helena Little) is home from Hollywood and a disastrous singing career. A third, Babe (Gabrielle Glaister) is a flake who has just shot her local state senator husband in the stomach. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— by Sheridan Morley TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS West End A-G H-N O-Z Millennium
P452 Teletext 452 Nov13 21:02:10  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  CRIMES OF THE HEART, King's Head Theatre, London. 0171 226 1916. Three sisters who have just escaped becoming trailer-park trash and thrown together and against the reality of the gap between ideals and life. Beth Henley is good on subtle character studies in dysfunctional relationships, rather less good on plot which lurches rootlessly from tragic to comic. David Gilmore's production is strong. But the performers' enthusiasm for the play is one which I wish I could share. ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— by Sheridan Morley TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD HOTLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS West End A-G H-N O-Z Millennium
P452 Teletext 452 Nov13 21:02:00  THEATRE   REVIEW  ——————————————  ————————————  THE GARY OLDMAN FANCLUB Man in the Moon, Kings Rd 0171 351 2876 The Gary Oldman Fanclub offers 90 minutes of witty dialogue, although it's often buried under layers of discussion and argument. The play's discursive nature may be valid, but it slows the pace of what could be a snappy, slick piece. Regrettably it overreaches its natural conclusion, taking time out to examine yet more issues, before finally drawing to a close. Not before time! ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— Letters: e-mail screen@teletext.co.uk TICKETMASTER 24HR CREDIT CARD H TLINE 0990 34 44 44 FOR YOUR THEATRE NEEDS West End A-G H-N O-Z Millennium
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