Spotlight on: Theatre Highlights of 2022

December 2022

It’s been a busy year at Always Time For Theatre, not only for me, but for the brand new and very brilliant London-based team! So, here’s the round-up, just in time to wave goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023…

Emma Dorfman showed five star love to Gigi Star and The Lost Lending Library, with heaps of praise also extended to Lucid, The Cherry Orchard and Glass Boy.

Maygan Forbes rolled out the five star carpet for Rice and Peas, The Concrete Jungle Book, Sixty-Seven and The P Word, with high praise also going to Keep It Down and 100 Paintings.

Jonathan Walfisz was a five star fan of The Haunting of Susan A, Your Words Become Your World and Elephant, and also had a great time at Lesbian Space Crime and Jewish Hollywood.

Tina Zucco went all-out with stars for Wasted and How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your Shit, also showing much admiration for Flashbang and Glass Boy.

Issy Flower, newest member of the team, will surely have some five star finds next year…

As for me, my five star hits included Velma Celli’s Me and My Divas, School of Rock, Blood Brothers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Dreamgirls, Derren Brown’s Showman, My Voice was Heard but it was Ignored, Six and Les Misérables, with heaps of appreciation also going to The Importance of Being Earnest, Little Voice, The White Card and The Cher Show.

Numbers aside, what are the *TOP PICKS* for us? Here’s the round-up so far…

My top picks would have to be these beauties –

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

I don’t often do repeat trips to a show, and very rarely do I go back within a week, so any show calling me back like this one did is pretty top notch. Superb script, great music, fantastic cast (Divina De Campo absolutely owns the stage) and a cracking production – I really hope it finds its way back on stage!

My Voice was Heard but it was Ignored

When I say in the review that there are times in this show where you realise you’ve stopped breathing, I wasn’t exaggerating. Hard-hitting and utterly gripping, this show really is an important piece of theatre and deserves many more opportunities to be seen and heard – I hope it makes a return to the stage soon.

Les Misérables

It took me all this time to *finally* see this iconic show and (Pam voice, with face-clutch) oh my Christ, thank goodness it didn’t disappoint! With phenomenal voices, big emotions and its all-round epic quality, this show thoroughly deserves its status in the top tier of musical theatre.

Tina Zucco’s top picks include –

How to have a baby and not lose your shit

A poignant one-woman dark comedy that entertains and touches the audience from the very first second.

Wasted

A wonderful work of ensamble cast and great direction. Wasted made us laugh, cry and question our life choices. Exactly what we want from some good pub theatre!

Flashbang

Full of twists and emotions, Flashbang takes the audience into their mourning journey and left us feeling like we were also part of their group.

So there you have it – 2022 at Always Time for Theatre in a nutshell. Here’s to a cracking year of theatre ahead in 2023!

If you’d like to get in touch about joining the London team or booking in for 2023 reviews, please email alwaystimefortheatre@yahoo.com.

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