“TRADITIONAL, YET MANAGES TO BRING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON ALL ITS TIME-HONOURED CHARACTERS” In many prominent Othello productions, the titular moor is the only character played by a black actor. In these instances he seems more obviously vulnerable, more ‘other’. In truth, 17th century Venice would have been full of different races and creeds, much […]
“TEEMS WITH BENNETT’S SIGNATURE HUMOUR, BORN OF EVERYDAY MINUTIAE” Alan Bennett’s latest play throws open the doors of fictional ‘The Beth’, a hatch ‘em and dispatch ‘em local hospital in northern England that’s in danger of closure. It teems with Bennett’s signature wit, working class grit, eccentric characterisation and the humour born of everyday minutiae. […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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.
I ran away with the circus for an evening at the London Wonderground! Read our review of Scotch and Soda here!
Michael Webborn and James Finn’s new musical arrives in London starring Jennifer Harding. The Clockmakers Daughter Review Landor Theatre
Avenue Q is the laugh a minute puppet musical from Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.
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 […]