Review: Ikaria at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Thursday 10th November 2022 at The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Note: some mild spoilers follow. TW: references to depression, self-harm, suicide, and suicidal thoughts/ideation. In recent years, I’ve grown quite sceptical of the two-hander “uni hook up” play. It’s always the same thing: the Gen Z couple that can’t... Continue Reading →

Review: Behind Closed Walls at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre

Thursday 27th October 2022 at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Alternate-history plays, for the most part, have the tendency to be more alien than not. Unfamiliar, dystopic worlds often mean a lot of work on the audience’s part to “figure out” this unfamiliar territory. With Behind Closed Walls, however, writer Daryl... Continue Reading →

Review: Des Fleurs at The Space, London

Wednesday 26th October 2022 at The Space, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Emma Dorfman Wasted time is perhaps the worst feeling of them all. It’s a feeling we all know well, given the events of the past two years. While some moments promoted overdone dramatic tropes that weren’t necessarily my taste, with Des Fleurs, writer Gabrielle Silvestre... Continue Reading →

Review: Nosferatu at the Etcetera Theatre, London

Wednesday 26th October 2022 at Etcetera Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Issy Flower As we near the end of spooky season, London’s fringe theatres are thronged with ghost stories and classic horror adaptations, that either aim to be transformative reimaginings of the classics or a bit of fun—a spoofy, spooky send-up of a well-known text. Theatre... Continue Reading →

Review: The Play with Speeches at the Jack Studio Theatre, London

Thursday 13th October 2022 at at the Jack Studio Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Issy Flower James Woolf’s The Play With Speeches is an unwieldy comic beast: long and unformed, it delivers the laughs but is neither satirical nor emotional enough to transcend its limitations. Anthony (Matthew Parker) and Penny (Gillian King) are auditioning for Anthony’s... Continue Reading →

Review: How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your Sh*t at King’s Head Theatre, London

Friday 7th October 2022 at King’s Head Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Tina Zucco How to Have a Baby and Not Lose Your Shit is an hour of guilty laughter that entertains from start to finish. The play begins with this late-night-friends-talk moment where Alice (Michelle Luther) introduces us to all her misfortunes of trying for... Continue Reading →

Review: Candlesticks at The White Bear Theatre, London

Thursday 29th September 2022 at The White Bear Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Issy Flower Premiering just after Rosh Hashanah, Candlesticks poses increasingly topical questions about the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, religion and identity, and the way in which these can be discovered or lost to the detriment of the family. Unfortunately, the variable quality... Continue Reading →

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