Caroline Schurman-Grenier

No one really goes to the circus anymore. It feels outdated. The acrobats, the animals and the amazement are a thing of the past. People prefer the theatre because they only think of circus in its original form dating back to the turn of the century. This is slowly in the process of changing thanks […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

The power of silence in theatre is impressive. There is often no need for music when the emotions felt on stage are strong enough to relay to the audience. But this can be difficult to do when there is only one actor on stage. This is no challenge for Molly Vevers in her performance of […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

In a world where cancer and AIDS have been cured, what could possibly go wrong? This is a question addressed in the emotionally wrenching performance of Rapture at the Etcetera Theatre directed and written by Lisa McMullin. Set far into the 21st century, it is a dystopian tale of four people being audited by the government. […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Like father, like son. There is no better way to describe Chris Lemmon’s outstanding performance in…

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Shakespeare can sometimes seem unapproachable to a younger audience because it is difficult to understand the language…

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Writing a song about love seems a lot easier than writing a song about the Ku Klux Klan…

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

London in 1966 has been brought back to life in the dark and smoky setting of the Old Red Lion. The Local Stigmatic by Heathcote Williams tells the story of Graham and Ray, two men with sociopathic tendencies obsessed with betting on dogs and following mildly famous actors around the city. The plot may sound […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

It may seem strange to think of an all-male cast in 2016 where some of the actors put on feminine voices to portray the female characters. Is it too strange? Is it too controversial not to allow women to portray the roles that were written for them? In this production of H.M.S. Pinafore, written by […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Theatre is an art but it is also a medium through which one can express his or her opinions about certain societal realities that are oftentimes not talked about. Tonight I’ll be April does exactly that. The play brings to the stage mental health struggles and physical abuse towards men—two problems left in the dark. […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

For those who wish to escape the present time and return to the Elizabethan era, Scena Mundi Theatre Company’s performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the French Protestant…

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Imagine living in a box like a mouse. Now imagine never having any real contact with close friends and relatives and only being able to hear them speak. This seems strange and unreal, but it is exactly what audiences feel when going to see All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever at the Vaults. This […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

What would Law & Order look like as a theatrical performance? The closest thing would be A Steady Rain by Keith Huff, a writer of popular series Mad Men and House of Cards. Currently playing at the Arcola Theatre until March 5th, it is a story filled with friendship, betrayal, racism, violence and extraordinary events […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Cancer is no laughing matter, but the Eulogy of Toby Peach introduces audiences to a way to talk seriously about the disease while still cracking a smile. Written and performed by Toby Peach, this is the autobiography of a young man diagnosed with cancer at 20 years old ready to tell his story to the […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

For anyone wanting to discover an icon in another time of her life, the Jermyn Street Theatre has the perfect evening in store. I Loved Lucy tells the story of Lucille Ball later in life who develops a friendship with a young man named Lee. Lee has loved Lucy since he was a little boy. […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Most people regard train rides as long and insignificant lapses of time spent alone, reading a book, listening to music, or simply wishing for someone to talk to. Until February 13th at the Tristan Bates Theatre, audiences can discover what it’s like to actually meet strangers on a train that can change your life. One […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Oscar Wilde’s beloved novel has been adapted into a play and is currently showing at Trafalgar Studios; it is not an event to be missed for all the Wilde enthusiasts of the world. Adapted by Merlin Holland and John O’Connor, it brings together elements from the story which was first published in Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine, […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Everyone knows the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: the nice doctor turns into an evil and violent man after medical experiments go terribly wrong. The classic story has been adapted by Eric Gracey and is now playing until February 6th at the Cockpit in Marylebone. Set in 1930s London, the plot fits the […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

It starts off rather oddly. At first glance, the audience is not quite sure what to expect. There is a mattress, deflated balloons, a chair and a phonograph. When the performance begins, circus clown music starts to play and, one by one, the characters come on stage. The first few minutes are very confusing. It […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Once in a while, there is nothing more pleasurable than feeling like a child again. This musical production of Red Riding Hood, written by Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, currently playing at the Pleasance Theatre, makes even the most serious of adults laugh and smile like children again. While it is a musical dedicated to […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

For a very limited time, London has the opportunity to learn about the life of the fabulous Judy Garland. Audiences who wish to be swept back into the Golden Age of Hollywood are urged to attend Through the Mill written by Ray Rackham and directed by Max Reynolds at the London Theatre Workshop. The performance […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

Bridewell Theatre offers a very entertaining evening about the struggle between reality and stories. The musical adaptation of Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote de La Mancha, directed by Roger Harwood and Dawn Harrison-Wallace, portrays this beautifully. Unlike Cervantes’ novel, Man of La Mancha is about both the author and the characters. Dale Wasserman’s adaptation keeps every […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

An experience like no other is taking place at the Ovalhouse Theatre. Invisible Treasure has no script, no actors and no plot. Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe’s creation focuses on the use of technology. It is an interactive “performance” of sorts where the spectators make up the story. It brings together complete strangers in an […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

A one-woman show is playing at the Arcola Theatre. It tells the story of Sarai, a barren woman who heard a prophecy telling her to leave her home and create a new nation. While this may seem strange at first, it does not take long for the audience to get swept into the narrative told […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

A night of laughter is always a night enjoyed. Everyone loves stories bursting with absurdities and humor, which is exactly what Michael Frayn’s comic farce, Noises Off, is able to deliver. Currently playing at the Bridewell Theatre, Matt Gould’s production, while thoroughly entertaining, is a little bit too long. It does have some great moments […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

It is no easy task to turn a book into a play, especially when the book is one of the most beloved pieces of English literature. Stephanie Street’s script brings a modern twist to Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights in her adaptation. While the story is well adapted, the language is quite different from that of […]

  Caroline Schurman-Grenier

The Sweethearts is a show not to be missed. Telling the story of a girl band going to give a charity concert to British troops in Afghanistan in 2014, it promises a night filled with emotions from humor to sadness, and it forces the audience to question both individual and societal values. The Raise Dark […]