The Grinning Man: Warped & Dramatic with Plenty of Comedy

Saturday 10th February at Trafalgar Studios, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Walking through the corridors to Studio One at Trafalgar Studios, we are greeted with an extension of Set Designer Jon Bausor’s work on the stage; walls dripping in blood, fading circus posters and curling bunting only just clinging to the walls... All serve to create an instantaneous... Continue Reading →

Interview (Part I): Matthew Warhurst Talks Doomed Resistance & the Story So Far…

Matthew Warhurst was a hit at last year’s Camden Fringe in the role of Schmidt in Falling Pennies’ Doomed Resistance (review here). Having named him as best supporting actor in a Fringe comedy and my ‘one to watch’ in my end of year round-up (no awards of course, just my glowing, super-shiny praise...read it here),... Continue Reading →

Pinocchio: Scale and Spectacle Abound

Saturday 13th January, 2018 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The National Theatre’s production of Pinocchio, complete with selected songs from the Disney film (Leigh Harline, Ned Washington and Paul J.Smith) features some wonderful puppetry, theatrical illusions and some sweet moments of heart and humour. While this is by no means a staging of the Disney... Continue Reading →

My Picks: The Best Productions of 2017

2017 has given me a grand total of 61 performances to mull over to find the best of the best theatre and shows of the last year. Shows have included: RENT, Frankenstein, Chinese New Year extravaganza, Bianca Del Rio's Not Today Satan, The Commitments, Dreamgirls, Blue Stockings, Wonderland, The Butcher, Rachel Tucker: Live at Zedèl,... Continue Reading →

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