Originally posted on The Unpleasant Lair Of Spank The Monkey 24/02/2001.
Ian McDiarmid went on to make two more Star Wars films, and my predictions about the involvement of Palpatine (see the Links section) turned out to be utterly wrong. Meanwhile, this review subsequently ended up on a McDiarmid fansite translated into Russian.
As for the Almeida Theatre, they moved out to King's Cross, operated there for a bit, then moved back again. They're still going, now under the leadership of Michael Attenborough. And Le Mercury survived, too, despite the sentence that directly follows this one.