Fredo's Theatre Group 
 
 
 
 
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OnOurOwn 
  
Mike and I occasionally (OK - frequently) bunk off and see plays on our own, and sometimes I sit and think, "Oh, this is so good, I wish we'd taken the Group!". And so we're going to try to review some of the plays, etc. that we see on our own or with friends, with an explanation about why we didn't or couldn't or might book them for the Group, and what we think the Group reaction would be. Although individuals in our Group would have different opinions, our judgement of Group opinion refers to general taste and reaction, and the pleasure a production would give to most of those choosing to see it. 
Do you think you might have booked for any of these shows? Or have you seen something on your own? Do let us know by email. Your comments may help us when deciding on future bookings. 
Fredo 
 
These shows are the ones we have seen OnOurOwn in 2019.  
Click on ads below for reviews on an Archive page. Or click HERE to go to that page.  
Shown in chronological order. 
We don't review shows we have taken or will take the Group to see - you can do that on the Your Comments page! 
 
 
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This is a list below with ratings of everything we see in 2019, with and without the Group. 
Our own theatre visits without the Group are shown in bold and the dates marked >. 
The list will be updated occasionally.
 
 
 
DATE 
2019
TITLE
THEATRE
 
Our Star Rating
The Group's Star Rating* based on comments
01
01
02/01/19
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Sadler's Wells
 
****˝
*****
02
02
07/01/19
Uncle Vanya
Hampstead
 
***˝
***˝
03
03
08/01/19
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Sadler's Wells
 
*****
*****
04
 
09/01/19>
Pinter 5: 
The Room + Victoria Station + Family Voices
Harold PInter
 
****
n/a
05
 
14/01/19>
Ramin Karimloo in concert
Cadogan Hall
 
****
n/a
06
04
15/01/19
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Sadler's Wells
 
n/a
*****
07
05
16/01/19
Antony & Cleopatra
NT: Olivier
 
***˝
****˝
08
 
22/01/19>
Pinter 6: Party Time! + Celebration
Harold Pinter
 
****˝
n/a
09
 
24/01/19>
The Cane
Royal Court
 
***˝
n/a
10
06
27/01/19
Fiddler on the Roof
Menier
 
****˝
****˝
11
07
28/01/19
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
Almeida
 
12
 
01/02/19>
The Cost of Living
Hampstead
PN
****
n/a
13
 
05/02/19>
The Price (not reviewed)
Wyndham's
comp
****
 
14
08
06/02/19
All About Eve
Wyndham's
prev
**˝
***˝
15
 
07/02/19>
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
NT: Dorfman
 
n/a
16
 
08/02/19>
Akhnaten (Dress Rehearsal)
Coliseum
DR
*****
n/a
17
 
10/02/19>
Ian McKellen On Stage
Hampstead
 
*****
n/a
18
09
12/02/19
Come From Away
Phoenix
 
***˝
****˝
19
 
14/02/19>
Pinter 7: A Slight Ache + The Dumb Waiter
Pinter
 
****
n/a
 
10
19/02/19
Fiddler on the Roof
Menier
 
n/a
*****
20
 
19/02/19>
Follies
NT: Olivier
prev
*****
n/a
21
 
21/02/19>
True West
Vaudeville
 
***˝
n/a
22
11
22/02/19
Berberian Sound Studio
Donmar
 
***˝
***
23
12
26/02/19
The Price
Wyndham's
 
****
****˝
24
 
27/02/19>
Waitress
Adelphi
comp
**
n/a
25
 
28/02/19>
Gently Down the Stream
Park
 
***˝
n/a
26
 
03/03/19>
Where Oscar Meets Stephen... (Cabaret)
Crazy Coqs
 
****
n/a
27
13
12/03/19
The Son
Kiln
 
****˝
*****
28
 
13/03/19>
Shipwreck
Almeida
 
**˝
n/a
29
 
16/01/19>
The American Clock
Old Vic
 
***
n/a
30
14
20/03/19
Pepperland
Sadler's Wells
 
***
**˝
31
 
21/03/19>
A Song at Twilight
Rose
 
***˝
n/a
32
15
26/03/19
Home. I'm Darling
Duke of York's
 
n/a
****
33
 
26/03/19>
Emilia
Vaudeville
 
***
n/a
34
 
27/03/19>
Downstate
NT: Dorfman
 
****˝
n/a
35
 
28/03/19
Jack the Ripper - The Women of Whitechapel
Coliseum
 
****
n/a
36
16
01/04/19
Betrayal
Harold Pinter
 
****
****
 
17
01/04/19
Everyone's Talking About Jamie
Apollo
 
n/a
*****
37
 
03/04/19>
Follies
NT: Olivier
 
*****
n/a
38
 
06/04/19>
A German Life
Bridge
 
****
n/a
 
18
09/04/19
A German Life
Bridge
 
n/a
****
39
19
12/04/19
Sheku Kannah-Mason in concert
Cadogan Hall
 
****˝
****˝
40
20
16/04/19
The Bay at Nice
Menier
 
***˝
***˝
41
21
25/04/19
Ain't Misbehavin'
Southwark
 
****
***˝
42
 
26/04/19>
Three Sisters
Almeida
 
***˝
n/a
43
22
29/04/19
All My Sons
Old Vic
 
*****
*****
44
 
30/04/19>
Sweet Charity (Not reviewed)
Donmar
DF
***˝
n/a
45
 
01/05/19>
Edmond de Bergerac
Richmond
 
****
n/a
46
 
06/05/19>
Melissa Errico: Sondheim Sublime
Crazy Coqs
 
*****
n/a
47
23
07/05/19
Man of La Mancha
Coliseum
 
**˝
***
48
 
09/05/19>
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Rose
 
***˝
n/a
49
 
10/05/19>
Billy Budd
Covent Garden
 
*****
n/a
50
 
15/05/19>
Jude
Hampstead
 
***
n/a
51
 
15/05/19>
Rosmersholm
Duke of York's
 
****
n/a
52
24
19/05/19
Carosel in Concert
 
 
 
 
53
25
21/05/19
Orpheus Descending
Menier
 
***
***
54
26
27/05/19
Sweet Charity
Donmar
 
****˝
****
55
 
04/06/19>
Tosca
Covent Garden
 
****
n/a
56
27
04/06/19
The Starry Messenger
Wyndham's
 
***˝
***˝
 
28
04/06/19
Waitress
Adelphi
 
n/a
**˝
57
 
05/06/19>
Anna
NT: Dorfman
 
**˝
n/a
58
29
06/06/19
Andre Chenier
Covent Garden
 
****
*****
 
30
06/06/19
9 to 5
Savoy
 
n/a
****
59
31
10/06/19
Death of a Salesman
Young Vic
 
****
****˝
60
 
11/06/19>
Sweat (Not reviewed)
Gielgud
Comp
****
n/a
 
32
12/06/19
Ballet Triple Bill
Covent Garden
 
n/a
*****
61
 
12/06/19>
Bitter Wheat
Garrick
Comp
***
n/a
62
 
18/06/19>
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bridge
 
****
n/a
63
 
19/06/19>
Wife
Kiln
 
****
n/a
64
 
22/06/19>
Nigel Stater's Toast
The Other Palace
 
****
n/a
65
 
29/06/19>
The Hunt
Almeida
 
****
n/a
66
 
03/07/19>
Europe (Not reviewed)
Donmar
DF
 
 
67
 
05/07/19>
Merrily We Roll Along
Guildhall
 
****
n/a
 
33
06/07/19
On Your Feet
Coliseum
 
n/a
****
68
 
06/07/19>
Night of the Iguana (Preview/Not reviewed)
Noel Coward
comp
**˝
n/a
69
34
17/07/19
Present Laughter
ld Vic
 
*****
*****
70
 
18/07/19>
Equus
Trafalgar Studio
 
***
n/a
71
 
19/07/19>
Afterglow
Southwark
 
***˝
n/a
72
35
22/07/19
Europe
Donmar
 
*****
****˝
73
36
30/07/19
On Your Feet
Coliseum
 
***
***˝
 
37
01/08/19
Night of the Iguana
Noel Coward
 
n/a
****
74
38
01/08/19
Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Palladium
 
****˝
*****
75
 
05/08/19>
Songs of Bernadette
Crazy Coqs
 
****
n/a
76
39
06/08/19
Blues in the Night
Kiln
 
****˝
*****
77
 
08/08/19>
The End of History
Royal Court
 
****
n/a
78
40
11/08/19
Romeo+Juliet
Sadler's Wells
 
*****
*****
79
41
12/08/19
Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Palladium
 
****˝
****
80
42
18/08/19
Romeo+Juliet
Sadler's Wells
 
*****
*****
81
43
21/08/19
Romeo+Juliet
Sadler's Wells
 
*****
*****
82
44
27/08/19
The Bridges of Madison County
Menier
 
 
 
83
 
28/08/19>
The Doctor
Almeida
 
***
n/a
84
 
29/08/19>
The Weatherman
Park
 
**˝
n/a
85
 
30/09/19>
Peter Pan
Troubadour
 
****
n/a
86
 
06/09/19>
Heartbeat of Home
Piccadilly
 
***
n/a
87
15
12/09/19
Appropriate
Donmar
 
****
****˝
88
46
16/09/19
A Very Expensive Poison
Old Vic
 
****
*****
89
 
20/09/09>
Peter Gynt
NT: Olivier
 
***
n/a
90
47
07/10/19
Two Ladies
Bridge
 
***
 
91
48
10/10/19
The Man in the White Suit
Wyndham's
 
***˝
 
92
 
12/10/19>
Glass, Kill, Bluebeard, Imp
Royal Court
 
**˝
n/a
93
49
16/10/19
Big
Dominion
 
***
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*assessed from the comments on the Opinions page and feedback on the coach