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16 July 2016

Fury at the Soho Theatre

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Empathy is what defines Medea, a play that in its nervy, Hellenic way justifies filicide. Any adaptation will carry this legacy, from expressionism to the kitchen sink. Fury, by Soho’s …

20 March 2016

Miss Atomic Bomb by Tanya Link Productions

By // Theatre (London)

The songs are conventional, the punchlines predictable, and the plot utterly bonkers, but there is something about Miss Atomic Bomb that ticked with me, making it quite an enjoyable, if …

17 March 2016

The End of Longing at the Playhouse Theatre

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Matthew Perry is an actor that many of us are acutely aware of for his portrayal of the awkward, joke-spinning Chandler from the sitcom Friends. What people may not be …

23 January 2016

Guys and Dolls at the Savoy Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

One of the latest revivals to hit the West End, Guys and Dolls is a classic piece of light-hearted entertainment, a thoroughly enjoyable romp which is sure to cure those …

24 December 2015

Elf The Musical at the Dominion Theatre

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As is the case with many who count the 2003 film Elf, as one of the best Christmas films out there and a staple of the holiday season, its musical …

04 December 2015

Jest End at Waterloo East Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

An enjoyable evening of roasting the current crop of West End shows, Jest End is amusing, loud, well executed—if not slightly under-polished at times—and a whole load of fun for …

13 October 2015

NYT 2015 REP Season: The Merchant of Venice

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This is not the youthful adrenaline shot that it sets out to be. Stoppard’s abridgement of Shakespeare tragedy-laden comedy is marred by poor direction choices, although the performances, as in …

13 October 2015

NYT 2015 REP Season: Consensual

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This is a tricky and charming work. The National Youth Theatre has made something first-rate and empoweringly original with Consensual. It is a discussion of sex but simultaneously a discussion …

13 October 2015

NYT 2015 REP Season: Wuthering Heights

By // Theatre (London)

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 …

05 October 2015

An Interview with Les Mis‘ Jeremy Secomb

By // Theatre (London)

With the Les Miserables 30th Anniversary Concert almost here on the 8th October, I have had the great privilege to talk with Jeremy Secomb, the man playing the role of …

25 June 2015

Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Take a bow, Imelda Staunton. The national treasure is mesmerising as Mama Rose in this perfect West End revival of the 1959 classic, Gypsy. Having been lucky enough to see …

18 June 2015

The Elephant Man at the Royal Haymarket Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

This 2015 Revival of The Elephant Man is an average production of a bland play with competent actors. It tells the story John Merrick (played by Bradley Cooper), a disfigured …

09 June 2015

The Audience at The Apollo

By // Theatre (London)

One of the most intriguing aspects of our fascination with the lives of the members of Britain’s Royal Family is how little we really know about them. Although perhaps one …

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