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17 July 2018

It Happened in Key West at the Charing Cross Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Recent times have taught us that the novel ‘dark romantic comedy’ genre can work in popular culture. Tim Burton even created such a style that is now synonymous with his namesake. Corpse Bride, …

18 June 2018

Machinal at the Almeida

By // Theatre (London)

It is remarkable that the principal themes of Machinal, an expressionist 1928 play by Sophie Treadwell, should resonate so acutely with the dominant questions of the modern world. Ideas of a …

12 September 2017

The National Theatre’s Follies

By // Theatre (London)

Follies is, in one way, exactly what you might expect from a 1971 work by the noted musical dramatist Stephen Sondheim, in that it’s a true spectacle, with lyrics that …

28 May 2017

Flip Fabrique’s Catch Me at the Underbelly Festival

By // Theatre (London)

As the festivities on London’s South Bank get under way the big purple tent opens its bovine-adorned folds up to a fitting act of spectacle and astonishment. Catch Me (or …

03 March 2017

Lizzie at the Greenwich Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

With a rock opera-esque musical, you usually know the kind of thing you’re going to get: a focus on song over story, a tendency for melodrama over subtlety and a …

27 February 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Neil McPherson

By // Theatre (London)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Nominated for Best Original Work in this year’s London My Theatre Awards, Neil …

21 January 2017

The Doppel Gang at The Tristan Bates Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

It must be difficult basing a play around a group as well-known and held in such high esteem as the Marx Brothers while still retaining the sense of individual character …

09 December 2016

Dishonored 2: Shall we gather for whiskey and cigars?

By // Games

Having completed my first run-through of Dishonored 2 (the sequel to the excellent 2012 original from Arkane Studios), I feel some sort of pride in my ‘sneak around and don’t …

18 November 2016

It is Easy to Be Dead at the Trafalgar Studios

By // Theatre (London)

Recounting the short but significant life of Charles Hamilton Sorley, a Scottish poet of World War One, It is Easy to Be Dead is a sombre take on the brutality …

06 October 2016

National Youth Theatre REP’s Pigeon English

By // Theatre (London)

Adapting a novel for the stage is certainly no easy feat. Sacrifices and changes must be made to slim down what can be a lengthy and detailed narrative into a …

16 September 2016

Born Mad’s Sister at the Ovalhouse

By // Theatre (London)

Following its sell-out premiere at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, Sister is the latest production from Born Mad. It’s an experimental piece, using music and vocals to delve into the …

16 September 2016

Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios

By // Theatre (London)

With such a small cast and situated within the intimate Trafalgar Studios, Vanities: The Musical relies strongly on its trio of female leads. Lauren Samuels, Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly …

02 September 2016

Groundhog Day at the Old Vic

By // Theatre (London)

It is always difficult to adapt something that is as ingrained in popular culture as the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, particularly when such a film’s very title and premise have …

07 August 2016

Young Chekhov: The Seagull at the National Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Following a successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, a trilogy of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov’s plays (adapted by David Hare) are now showing at the National Theatre in London. …

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