Tale of two Tims threatens thespian confusion


There could be confusing times ahead in the thespian world.

For the past couple of years, The Daily Telegraph’s Mandrake gossip columnist, Tim Walker, has also been penning regular theatre reviews for the Sunday Telegraph.

But now feature writer Tim Walker of The Independent has started writing theatre reviews for his paper. How to tell them apart?

Critic Mark Shenton of The Stage bitchily proposes a solution. Writing on his blog, he reckons Walker of the Telegraph’s reviews are the ones with ‘lots of (sometimes misplaced) enthusiasm and even more regular factual blunders”. Meow.

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