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: Destruction of a Woman at Corbett Theatre, London

Saturday 8th October 2022 at Corbett Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Issy Flower Writer Miriam Babooram and director Karina Aviva Benjamin’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece holds promise, but overreaches at times—this collision of the old and the new tries too hard to make its themes relevant, but in doing so produces some gorgeous... 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: The Quality of Mercy at The Courtyard Theatre, London

Wednesday 28th September 2022 at The Courtyard Theatre, London ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Reviewer: Maygan Forbes With the popularity of the controversial Dahmer Netflix series having social media in a chokehold, it’s fair to say serial killers are popular right now. Or, the media version of serial killers anyway. But these versions are never written by the victims.... 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 →

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: 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 →

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 →

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