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09 April 2019

Little Potatoes at the Old Red Lion Theatre

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Little Potatoes is an extraordinary, heart-warming tale of two women residing in China who lose a child in two very different ways. It explores China’s ‘one child’ policy, and how …

01 April 2019

Fiddler on the Roof at The Playhouse

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A warm and engaging revival of a classic musical, Trevor Nunn’s Fiddler on the Roof has heaps of heart as it tells this tale of family, community and solidarity. Set …

01 March 2019

Call Me Vicky at the Pleasance Theatre

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Call Me Vicky, the debut play from sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland is based on an entirely true story and is an absorbing, well-written and thought-provoking production. Set in the …

24 January 2019

Violet at Charing Cross Theatre

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Jeanine Tesori’s diverse range of work continues to impress me. Whether it be the scores for the hugely successful Shrek or Thoroughly Modern Millie, the excruciatingly raw Fun Home, or …

24 January 2019

The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre

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Enjoying its second run at the Arcola, Jack Gamble’s production is a stark portrayal of the family dynamics of a typical working class family at the start of the 20th …

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

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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 …

06 November 2018

Pickle Jar by Maddie Rice at Soho Theatre

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After a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Maddie Rice brings her comedic one woman show Pickle Jar, directed and developed by Katie Pesskin, to the Soho Theatre in London and …

23 October 2018

The Wider Earth at The National History Museum

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David Morton’s new play The Wider Earth, staged at the Natural History Museum is a confident and educational new piece of work that quite literally spins you through the great …

23 October 2018

I’m Not Running by David Hare at the National Theatre

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David Hare’s plays always seek to provoke one’s mind of current issues such as inequality, social deprivation and most particularly the politics of the changing state of the Labour Party …

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

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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

By // Theatre (London)

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 …

17 July 2018

It Happened in Key West at the Charing Cross Theatre

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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, …

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