Closer to Heaven review Union Theatre
Guest critic, Ian Foster, reviews Pet Shop Boys musical, Closer to Heaven at the Union Theatre.
Rumpy Pumpy Review Landor Theatre
Guest critic, Ian Foster, reviews Rumpy Pumpy at the Landor Theatre: “A more-or-less bare-bones production.”
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.