Nicholas Hytner

While we pray the Brexit negotiations won't uproot the current mix of players that give such orchestras their character and depth, as I write, David Davis' team is yet to secure their position. We may still find our orchestras pillaged of their vital DNA.
British towns and cities would be more enriched if the love of "Wetherspoon's and Walkabout pubs and Mario Balotelli and
Gavin and Stacey star James Corden is set to join the elite group that is British Actors Who Have Made It Big On Broadway
James Corden is comedy gold dust. Watching him I was reminded of the greats - chaplin, cooper, laurel, hardy, even the boundless physicality of lee evans came to mind. Corden does farce as good as it gets.
Whenever a sold-out play is garlanded with the sort of critical superlatives that lead to lengthy queues forming at the box office come returns time, there's always the worry that it's going to be a case of hype over delivery.