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05 December 2018

Seussical by Immersion Theatre

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Bright, wondrous, and bubbly, Seussical, is an odd little show, but one that is filled with positivity and happiness. This enthusiastic group of performers throw everything at the production, and …

21 November 2018

Hadestown at the National Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

With new theatre, it is sometimes tricky to differentiate between what comes from the original writing and from the production you are viewing. After all, such an early incarnation of …

16 September 2018

Wasted at Southwark Playhouse

By // Theatre (London)

A bold new rock musical that brings a contemporary feel to the story of the Bronte sisters, this is a fun and smart piece of work that doesn’t shy away …

09 September 2018

High Ridin’ by Em-Lou Productions

By // Theatre (London)

James Hogan’s new play is a touching portrayal of love, struggle and bereavement, but lacks the bite to make the drama gripping, spending too long stomping on well-trodden ground. Centring …

20 July 2018

Pity at the Royal Court

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Rory Mullarkey’s new play is totally bonkers, and while it does have some laugh-out loud moments, there are too many misfires meaning it ends up plodding along and becomes quite …

07 July 2018

Flesh and Bone by Unpolished Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

What a remarkably raw and human piece of theatre. The libretto of this brutally honest look at working-class life is crafted with such eloquence that it is a joy to …

18 June 2018

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives at the Arcola Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

With a sharp and witty script delivered with crisp precision, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is highly entertaining throughout, combining comedy and drama gracefully to produce a wonderfully …

14 April 2018

BBC Radio 2’s Evening with Jason Robert Brown

By // Theatre (London)

Jason Robert Brown is a name that is maybe unfamiliar to the casual theatregoer, but you wouldn’t think that was the case sat in the packed London Palladium for his …

01 April 2018

Ruthless! The Musical at the Arts Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

How far will you go to be famous? This is the key theme that is explored in Ruthless!, a musical that does not hold back in poking fun of the …

19 March 2018

Lock and Key by Warehouse Musical Productions

By // Theatre (London)

Musical theatre isn’t usually the first place you look for a modern horror story, but in this new short creation by Bella Barlow and A.C. Smith, the eclectic mix works …

11 November 2017

Big Fish at The Other Palace

By // Theatre (London)

The 2003 Tim Burton film of Big Fish is one that I have watched many times and grow fonder of with every viewing. I know it well, and so my …

04 September 2017

Talk Radio at the Old Red Lion Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Late Night, tell-it-how-it-is radio — a premise with the potential for shocking, humorous and meaningful dialogue, but Eric Bogosian’s play lacks depth and originality, with this production feeling in turns …

20 August 2017

13 The Musical by The British Theatre Academy

By // Theatre (London)

Jason Robert Brown is one of the most well-respected composers working in musical theatre today. His credits include Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years and Parade (my …

01 May 2017

City of Glass at the Lyric Hammersmith

By // Theatre (London)

Boy does this play keep you gripped. Partly a detective noir drama, partly a psychological thriller, partly an exploration of the human mind, City of Glass is filled with so …

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