Review: Clutch at Bush Theatre, London

Wednesday 21st September 2022 at Bush Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes When Tyler (played by Charlie Kafflyn) takes up driving lessons for the first time with trusty instructor Max (played by Geoffrey Aymer), not only do his lessons cover the rules of the road, but lessons in life and our duty of responsibility become... Continue Reading →

Review: Gaslight at Harrogate Theatre

Tuesday 20th September 2022 at Harrogate Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight is a classic 1930’s stage thriller. Set in 1880, the play follows a classically ill at ease Victorian wife and her classically dismissive Victorian husband as the pair navigate what appears to be her swift mental deterioration. Faye Weerasinghe is a likeable but very... Continue Reading →

Review: The Drought at King’s Head Theatre, London

Tuesday 20th September 2022 at King’s Head Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman It’s hardly a surprise to see The Drought playing at a venue like The King’s Head. Mark Ravenhill, a champion of the piece as well as the theatre’s artistic director, has been in a spooky mood lately with last season’s The Haunting... Continue Reading →

Spotlight on: Frantic Assembly’s “Othello” – Lyn Gardner Chats to AD Scott Graham

September 2022 Interview by: Lyn Gardner Why did you change Shakespeare’s language? That’s the question that someone in the audience asked leading British theatre company Frantic Assembly after seeing its production of Shakespeare’s Othello which relocates the play from 16th century Venice to a pub on a run-down Yorkshire housing estate in a post-industrial town.... Continue Reading →

Review: The P Word at Bush Theatre

Tuesday 13th September 2022 at Bush Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes When Zafar (played by Esh Alladi) flees his hometown and homophobic persecution, he seeks asylum in London. However, the process is draining and prejudiced, and having to “prove” you face execution if you are sent back to your native land gets harder as... Continue Reading →

Interview: Joe McFadden Talks “The Mirror Crack’d”

The Original Theatre Company’s production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mirror Crack’d” is just around the corner for York folk. The show plays York Theatre Royal next month (4th – 8th October 2022) with Joe McFadden playing Jason Rudd. Winner of “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2017, Joe’s stage credits include “Priscilla - Queen Of The Desert”... Continue Reading →

Review: The Cherry Orchard at The Yard, London

13th September 2022 at The Yard Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Vinay Patel’s daring reimagining of The Cherry Orchard brings a newfound urgency to Anton Chekhov’s original. With the help of Rosie Elnile’s inspired set design, Lewis den Hertog’s dystopic video design, and James Macdonald’s clipped, contained direction assisted by several standout performances, new... Continue Reading →

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest (Touring)

Monday 12th September 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Any mention of The Importance of Being Earnest is often sure to evoke a dramatic exclamation of “A HANDBAG?!”. At long last I know why, and it doesn’t disappoint. Considered a classic of Oscar Wilde’s catalogue, the play certainly receives great treatment here thanks to a brilliant... Continue Reading →

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