Review: The Haunting of Susan A at the King’s Head Theatre

Monday 6th June 2022 at the King’s Head Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Jonathan Walfisz Often a play comes with a mission statement. But few plays that I have seen recently have carried their mission statement so proudly.  “The Haunting of Susan A” at the King’s Head Theatre is Mark Ravenhill’s latest play, who is also... Continue Reading →

Review: The Concrete Jungle Book

Wednesday June 1st 2022 at the Pleasance Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes Spectacular! Energetic! Electrifying! A true masterpiece of a musical, thoughtful and well rounded – The Concrete Jungle Book is an explosion of black talent in the UK theatre scene. Described as a hip hop musical and survival guide, Dominic Garfield (writer and... Continue Reading →

Review: The White Card at Leeds Playhouse

Thursday 26th May 2022 at Leeds Playhouse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Claudia Rankine’s The White Card explores the ways in which white people engage with the stories, experiences and art of Black people. It questions the motivation behind our consumption of such stories and how often white people engage at a privileged arm’s length rather than recognising themselves... Continue Reading →

Review: Red Ellen (Touring)

Tuesday 24th May 2022 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ “There is more than one way to kill a revolutionary.” Caroline Bird’s Red Ellen is the latest in a welcome clutch of new work spotlighting marginalised female figures from history. Ellen Wilkinson was undoubtedly a remarkable figure with a flawed personal life and a career spanning... Continue Reading →

Review: 100 Paintings at Hope Theatre

Thursday 19th May 2022 at Hope Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes Set in a dystopian future, 100 Paintings tells the story of a young artist and his mother struggling to survive in the crumbling Savoy Hotel. Battling mountains of unpaid hotel bills, the artist (played by Conrad Williamson) has three days to produce one-hundred... Continue Reading →

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 →

Website Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: