Articles by Herb Greer
"Bombay Dreams" is not a unique fusion of Indian and western genres
At half its original length Tantulus is still twelve hours too long
Ute Lemper has always been a popular performer but has rarely achieved critical acclaim. All she needs is a good director and a witty writer
Herb Greer on a fine production of a flawed musical which proves that literature and theatre are very different things.
Modern musicals try to dominate audiences, unlike their far superior American forebears
Art and money Dear David, I can't help it-public subsidy of the arts in Britain makes my hackles rise. I intensely dislike the sanctimonious way in which the arts "community" demands money for itself...
Private sector commercial musicals, such as Chicago, thrive while public sector opera is in crisis. But the latter has a lot in common with the former
While other critics are enchanted with Stoppard's new play (see page 71), Herb Greer thinks it is tedious and untheatrical, "enjoyed" by intimidated punters straining to be in on something
Herb Greer goes to Oxford to hear Nigel Kennedy play Elgar and Beethoven with a student rchestra. As long as he plays like this, we can forgive him his mannered eccentricity