Caroline, or Change: A Musical as Brutal as it is Beautiful

Saturday 14th April 2018 at Hampstead Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ After opening at The Chichester Festival and now playing at Hampstead Theatre, this production of Caroline, or Change will soon find its third home when it transfers to the Playhouse Theatre in November. It takes approximately five minutes to see why this production is set to... Continue Reading →

Tina, The Tina Turner Musical: Adrienne Warren Gives a Phenomenal Performance

Saturday 24th March 2018 at the Aldwych Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical has secured star power that is both rare and incredibly powerful, both vocally and emotionally. I saw the show on Saturday and although this performance is technically part of previews, it’s clear to see the makings of... Continue Reading →

Lady Windermere’s Fan: A Gift of Gentle Escapism & Hilarity

Saturday 24th February 2018 at The Vaudeville Theatre, London. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A period satire directed by Kathy Burke and featuring Jennifer Saunders? What luck! Kathy Burke’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (part of the Vaudeville’s Oscar Wilde season) is wonderfully light-hearted and a pure gift of escapism. Wilde’s many, many chortle-inducing lines are flawlessly... Continue Reading →

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 →

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