15 Apr 2015
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Rumpy Pumpy Review Landor Theatre

Guest critic, Ian Foster, reviews Rumpy Pumpy at the Landor Theatre: “A more-or-less bare-bones production.”

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31 Mar 2015
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Sphinx Theatre Women Centre Stage: Heroines

In 2014 Sphinx Theatre launched the Women Centre Stage project which sort to redress the ongoing gender disparity on UK stages. We attended one of several performances taking place as part of a festival day at the National Theatre.

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30 Mar 2015
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Vernon God Little Review The Space

Trying to instill a sense of southern comfort into a converted church on the Isle of Dogs is no mean feat so it is a mark of new company Burn Bright Theatre’s grand ambition that they’ve taken on the Texan shenanigans of Vernon God Little for their debut production. DBC Pierre’s award-winning novel was adapted […]

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24 Mar 2015
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Return To The Forbidden Planet Review New Wimbledon Theatre

“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises.” So too is this noisy musical loosely adapted from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the 1950s science-fiction film Forbidden Planet, pairing a cartoonish style with a jukebox rock and roll score. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Return To The Forbidden Planet was one of the earliest jukebox […]

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19 Mar 2015
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Hiraeth Review Soho Theatre

Are you a river or a rock? That is the question that Buddug James Jones is trying to answer in Hiraeth. A river goes with the flow, but a rock is stable and sturdy and stays put. Guest reviewer Michaela Clement Hayes shares her thoughts on the show.

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12 Mar 2015
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Die Entführung aus dem Serail Review Robert Kime

Guest reviewer, Ed Nightingale of The Gizzle Review, reviews Die Entführung aus dem Serail – a touring pop up opera.

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21 Feb 2015
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Ordinary Days Review Rosemary Branch Theatre

We review Ordinary Days, a cute little musical by Adam Gwon about the “ordinary” lives of four New Yorkers who turn out to have an unexpected profound effect on one another’s lives.

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20 Feb 2015
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Hamlet Review at the Cockpit Theatre

The most illustrious play by the world’s most iconic playwright has been revamped with a refreshing and contemporary feel in the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, and although reducing Shakespeare’s Hamlet to a mere 90 minutes may seem impossible, it has been condensed astonishingly well in this fast-paced adaptation of the play. Having been performed countless […]

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11 Feb 2015
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Gods and Monsters Review Southwark Playhouse

Gods and Monsters tells the story of James Whale, the British director made famous by the string of Frankenstein films made in the 1930’s. The show has plenty of pecks but not enough punch.

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10 Feb 2015
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She Loves Me Review Landor Theatre

I am a sucker for a bit of romantic mush, so when I was invited to see She Loves Me at the lovely Landor I was all over it, especially in the weeks surrounding Valentine’s day!

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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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