Review: The Homecoming (Touring)

Monday 16th May 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The truth? I’m still not sure what to think of the bizarre but enthralling piece of theatre that is The Homecoming. I realise of course that this is precisely the reputation preceding Mr Harold Pinter, master of ambiguity and rule-breaking, so I’m happy to sit with... Continue Reading →

Review: Maggie May at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 11th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse (Courtyard Theatre). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Who am I then?” “Who else would I be?” Frances Poet’s Maggie May takes this idea of an endangered sense of identity and builds on it layer over layer until we see the true weight of its significance. In this perceptive and sensitive play, what... Continue Reading →

Review: Chicago the Musical (Touring)

Tuesday 10th May 2022 at Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Chicago features some of the most iconic sights and sounds of musical theatre and it’s always a pleasure to behold, whether live or in its immortalised movie form. With Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse (based Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play) and the... Continue Reading →

Review: For the Love of a Primary Caregiver at Brixton House

Thursday 5th May 2022 at Brixton House. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes “Legally blonde, but black”. Rosemary (played by Princess Donough) is your typical type A personality, she has done everything by the book – completed university at a socially acceptable age, kept her rebellious period disciplined and well contained, people pleased and pandered; Rosemary finessed... Continue Reading →

Review: I Wanna Be Yours at Leeds Playhouse

Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Zia Ahmed’s layered and insightful play, Ella and Haseeb meet by chance and are soon smitten, but their happy bubble of two is quickly compromised by external forces as they try to overcome cultural differences. Eva Scott and Usman Nawaz make a wholly endearing and likeable... Continue Reading →

Review: Fury Theatre’s Abigail

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at The Space Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes What does pure inhibited rage look like when it’s not diluted in a world full of takers? Abigail brings to the stage the true life character of Abigail Williams, one of the first afflicted girls in the Salem Witch Trials. A brave... Continue Reading →

Review: PICKLE at Park Theatre, London

Wednesday 4th May 2022 at Park Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Jonathan Walfisz As I entered to see Pickle, I couldn’t help but notice a few familiar faces in the queue. I grew up in Edgware and North West London Jewry is a small world.  I was immediately offered a sweet and a (fake) shot of... Continue Reading →

Review: Fatal Attraction (Touring)

Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at the Grand Theatre and Opera House, York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by James Dearden and based on the iconic 1987 Paramount Pictures movie, this production of Fatal Attraction bravely makes its way on stage with a relatively small cast, a confident set design and some interesting - if at times odd -... Continue Reading →

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