Wake up Hampstead: Pentameters needs your support

WAKE up, people of Hampstead. You have superb fringe theatre right on your doorstep. Pentameters entrance is around the corner from the The Horseshoes pub entrance. I took two friends there to see James Dean is Dead . . . Long Live James Dean. I had nev

WAKE up, people of Hampstead. You have superb fringe theatre right on your doorstep.

Pentameters' entrance is around the corner from the The Horseshoes pub entrance. I took two friends there to see James Dean is Dead . . . Long Live James Dean. I had never seen any of his movies, but knew he had met his end in an horrific car accident.

The play was riveting - superb, and I was shocked, alarmed, delighted and totally mesmerised by this young actor. It is not for the faint-hearted. I learned so much but I always love these one-man shows and we should have many more of them. Why doesn't somebody do Marilyn now?

However, I digress. My point is that there were barely half a dozen people in the audience. Leonie Scott-Matthews told me that they put on a show even if only one person turns up and said that the audience was probably due to the bank holiday - lots of people are away.


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True, but Pentameters is rarely jammed to the rafters, unlike the King's Head, Almeida, etc.

Why does everyone flock to the cinema when there is an amazing experience just a couple of blocks down the street? Hampstead is full of actors. Where are they? Give our wonderful Pentameters a chance and you'll be hooked.

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DOROTHY CLARK

Leighton Road, NW5

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