John Thaxter

London reviewer

John was reviewing theatre for most of his adult life and was a member of the Critics' Circle. In addition to his work for British Theatre Guide he also reviewed regularly for The Stage. Sadly John died in 2011.

Latest reviews

Crazy for You publicity photo,

Crazy for You

Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig (a co-conception with Mike Ockrent) (Open Air, Regent’s Park).
Reviewer: John Thaxter

Three Farces production photo,

Three Farces

John Maddison Morton, edited by Colin Chambers (Orange Tree, Richmond).
Reviewer: John Thaxter

The Beggar's Opera production photo,

The Beggar's Opera

Book and lyrics by John Gay (Musical arrangements by Roddy Skeaping at Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park).
Reviewer: John Thaxter

Production photo,

Stage Fright

Lynn Howes (Canal Cafe Theatre, Little Venice, London).
Reviewer: John Thaxter

Hungry Ghosts production photo,

Hungry Ghosts

Written and directed by Tim Luscombe (Orange Tree, Richmond).
Reviewer: John Thaxter

The Three Musketeers publicity image,

The Three Musketeers: A New Musical

Music by George Stiles; book by Peter Raby with Francis Matthews; lyrics by Paul Leigh (Rose Theatre, Kingston, Surrey).
Reviewer: John Thaxter