(M) The Trip to Spain presents fictionalised versions of its characters. Rob Brydon is married to Sally (Rebecca Johnson) and lives in London with her and their two kids. Steve Coogan flits back and forth between LA and London. He’s got a 20-year-old son, Jonathan (Kyle Soller), with a pregnant girlfriend and other complications that the film will reveal. Apart from the scenery (glorious) and the food (mouthwatering), the core of the film, once again, is the banter between these two old friends. It’s all very amusing but also overfamiliar. The imitations were fresher in the previous films, the tall stories and jokes were funnier. It’s good to be sitting in on the crazy conversations of these two insatiable show-offs, but it’s getting just a little bit stale.
Miss Saigon Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatre present Miss Saigon, a musical by the creators of Les Miserables. Set amid the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier (Haydan Hawkins) and a Vietnamese girl (Vivien was young; between her and her foster mother in England; and then it moves forward to the present (1993), when Eva has a daughter of her own, Faith. Without the context of the contemporary world, the resonances in this production are fainter than they might be. The play sets up a series of juxtapositions between the