Master Harold and the Boys: When the Relatively Ordinary Becomes Catastrophic

Saturday 2nd November 2019 at the National Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Athol Fugard’s Master Harold and the Boys is a pretty excellent creation. It’s fascinating in its approach to plucking the rotten fruit of history and placing it before us while simultaneously providing us with a very recognisable and relatable dynamic. In this instance however, the rather... Continue Reading →

The Son: The Complex Struggle of those who are Helpless

Wednesday 28th August 2019 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stories without neat and easy conclusions are often the most powerful and such is certainly the case with the Kiln Theatre’s production of Florian Zeller’s The Son. Translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Michael Longhurst, this is an excellent drama but it also... Continue Reading →

The View UpStairs: Exceptional New Work

Thursday 1st August 2019 at Soho Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rarely do shows make me want to re-live the first five minutes just as soon as they’ve passed by. From the rousing, buoyant opening number to the moving tear-jerker closing moments, The View Upstairs proves itself to be an exceptional contemporary work which is as fun-loving... Continue Reading →

Equus: Intense Psychological Thriller Delivers

Wednesday 24th July 2019 at the Trafalgar Studios, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Peter Shaffer’s Equus is a dark psychological thriller which delves into the mind of a troubled teenager but also the mind of the man tasked with helping him. In short, Alan Strang (Ethan Kai) blinds six horses. He’s taken by magistrate Hesther Salomon (Natalie Radmall-Quirke)... Continue Reading →

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Thrilling Production Filled With Inspired Departures

Wednesday 24th July 2019 at the Bridge Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If ever there was a perfect production to introduce a person to the wonders of Shakespeare, it’s this one. It’s rare for a creative team to really bring fresh new dimensions to Shakespeare’s work but with this production there’s budget and vision, and with it... Continue Reading →

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