23 Sep 2016
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Queen Lear at the Tristan Bates Theatre

The beauty of Shakespeare lies in the fact that you can do with it what you will; cut it, mould it, pull it into the future and, in this case, cross-gender cast to your heart’s content. With acclaimed performances from leading actresses such as Maxine Peake in Hamlet to Glenda Jackson’s upcoming performance in King […]

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8 Jul 2015
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The House of Mirrors and Hearts Arcola Review

“The House of Mirrors and Hearts.” Well the clue is pretty much in the title. A dysfunctional family lives in house (stairs and all!) with a few mirrors and a sense of broken hearted gloom and doom hanging over the place. The plotline is similarly as see-through as the title of the show, but one must […]

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12 Jun 2015
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Dusty The Musical Review Charing Cross Theatre

As much as many may moan about them, the jukebox musical is a form whose appeal seems unlikely to diminish anytime soon. While clever, quirky new musicals, such as Made in Dagenham, sadly fail to find sufficient audiences and close within just a few months, shows like Thriller Live and Jersey Boys have become permanent fixtures […]

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8 Jun 2015
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Now This is Not the End Review – Arcola Theatre

In Rose Lewenstein’s terrific new play, the legacy of a painful past – variously repressed, remembered and forgotten – is explored through the experiences of three generations of women. Read our review of the show.

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Scotch and Soda Review London Wonderground

I ran away with the circus for an evening at the London Wonderground! Read our review of Scotch and Soda here!

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2 Jun 2015
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The Clockmakers Daughter Review Landor Theatre

Michael Webborn and James Finn’s new musical arrives in London starring Jennifer Harding. The Clockmakers Daughter Review Landor Theatre

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15 May 2015
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Avenue Q Review Greenwich Theatre

Avenue Q is the laugh a minute puppet musical from Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.

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8 May 2015
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Vote for Me Review and Cast Q&A at the London Theatre Workshop

What better night to watch a piece of whimsical political theatre than election night? Some may groan at the prospect of more rallying after months of shameless campaigning filling our headlines, but a whimsical musical satirising the American presidential elections was just the tonic for me. Sat in a comfortable seat within the intimate London […]

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6 May 2015
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Product Review – Arcola Theatre

Guest critic, Rebecca Usher, reviews Mark Ravenhill’s Product at the Arcola Theatre in London.

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29 Apr 2015
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Closer to Heaven review Union Theatre

Guest critic, Ian Foster, reviews Pet Shop Boys musical, Closer to Heaven at the Union Theatre.

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Rather than a pantomime or concert, The Other Palace have selected an alternative production for their festive ...

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It was early 2017 when new musical Come From Away opened on Broadway, so it will have been an impatient two-year wait by the time we get to see it on this side of the pond. The West End launch party was a reminder of this sorry fact, whilst also serving to ramp up our […]

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“A THRILLING ALLEGORICAL MICROCOSM” A vulnerable demographic, an accepted culture of violence, an angry mob, a spokesperson, a new school that seeks to tear down what went before; Mark Ravenhill’s new play The Cane is a perfectly arranged and oh so natural analogy. For what exactly, I’ll spare the spoilers (although this tale could be […]

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