Coming Clean, King's Head Theatre / Twilight
The Arts DeskComing Clean, King's Head Theatre / Twilight Song, Park Theatre reviews - gay-themed first and last plays falterThe Arts DeskThe one strand which might have been more interestingly developed is between Uncle Harry (Philip Bretherton) and his covert lover Charles (Hugh Ross, very fine), blighted by pre-1967 fear of imprisonment. Scene from Twilight Song Instead the interest ...and more »
Posted on 1 August 2017 | 2:08 am
Twilight Song, Park Theatre, review: 'Kevin
Islington GazetteTwilight Song, Park Theatre, review: 'Kevin Elyot's dialogue is foot-stompingly funny, economical and cuttingly brutal'Islington GazetteYou'd think decriminalising homosexuality would be a relief to Uncle Harry and family friend Charles played with an intimidating loucheness by the excellent Philip Bretherton and Hugh Ross. But their shared shadow world seems too ingrained to be easily ...
Posted on 24 July 2017 | 9:58 am
THEATRE REVIEW | Twilight Song, Park
The Gay UKTHEATRE REVIEW | Twilight Song, Park Theatre, LondonThe Gay UKMeanwhile her uncle Harry (Philip Bretherton) pines for Charles (Hugh Ross), but Charles is broke because he is being swindled by a hustler (Garcia again). Twilight Song takes us all too rapidly through this family's 50-year history too quickly. Throw ...
Posted on 22 July 2017 | 10:31 am
Things To Do Today In London: Friday 21 July
LondonistThings To Do Today In London: Friday 21 July 2017Londonist... with an awkward contemporary tryst between Adam Garcia's cash-strapped estate-agent-turned-hustler and Paul Higgins' desperate mothers' boy. However, Philip Bretherton and Hugh Ross play a glorious gentlemanly pair of ripe and conflicted old fruits.
Posted on 20 July 2017 | 11:03 am
Twilight Song – Park Theatre, London - The
The Reviews HubTwilight Song – Park Theatre, LondonThe Reviews HubWhile the law change is never referenced in Elyot's piece, the relationship between older men Charles (Hugh Ross) and Harry (Philip Bretherton) is clearly affected by the criminality of their affections. Ross, in particular, is affecting as the ...and more »
Posted on 19 July 2017 | 3:40 pm
Iain Dale: Now here’s a thought. Let’s
My first show was on Monday, at the Pleasance, and was called Tony Benn’s last tape. It was a one man show, with Philip Bretherton playing Tony Benn in his twilight days, struggling to cope with the fact that he must now leave his fight to others.
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 4:49 am
Edinburgh fringe theatre 2015 review –
I urge you to see it. Dialling down the intensity several notches was Tony’s Last Tape (Pleasance Forth), in which Philip Bretherton gives a touching portrayal of Tony Benn, rambling about his own funeral speech into tape recorders from beyond the grave.
Posted on 15 August 2015 | 9:36 pm
Fringe Preview: Bringing Tony Benn to life
‘Today he has decided to make his last tape...’ Written by Andy Barrett, actor Philip Bretherton plays the controversial figure, who died in March 2014, in the solo piece based on Benn’s famous political diaries. However, as he reveals, originally ...
Posted on 4 August 2015 | 8:19 pm
Stafford Festival Shakespeare: Bickering
A REAL-life couple are preparing to take to the stage to play one of Shakespeare's most iconic partnerships. Philip Bretherton and Sherry Baines are playing the famously witty Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at Stafford Castle this summer ...
Posted on 21 June 2015 | 5:08 am
Theatre Review: Tony’s Last Tape @
Andy Barrett’s craftily written script combined with Philip Bretherton’s precise acting made Tony’s Last Tape a great success. The original play sees an elderly Antony Neil Wedgwood ‘Tony’ Benn, the British Labour politician, having risen in the ...
Posted on 1 March 2015 | 6:00 pm