MARTHA Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles' play, Love Goes to Press (Embassy) is technically excellent, witty, entertaining and delightfully farfetched. It's all about two American women war correspondents (in which vocation the authors have bad firsthand experience—and they arc both Americans) so it is not surprising that thc women come out of it better than do the men correspondents. Exercise Bowler (Scala) was recommended by this column when first produced at the Arts. I have little to add to the comments made at that time by my colleague, except to indicate that plays which try to say something are few in the West End. From the moment when the three soldiers interrupt the " typical " war play. re-enact their own experiences, offer their speculations on the future. until the final curtain descends on a trio humbled by a realisation of its imperfeet humanity. the " exercise " is mentally stimulation in the best way.
The Monte Carlo Ballet Company (Cambridge Theatre) have an interesting programme, including Bach's Drama per Musica, in which a high degree or technique is reached by the principals. Prince Igor is given due excitement and exhilaration.