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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

By // Theatre (London)

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

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 …

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

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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 …

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, …

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

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 …

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 …

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